[mythtv-users] Quick opinions

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Mon Jun 1 14:04:40 UTC 2009


On Monday 01 June 2009 06:35:25 John Drescher wrote:
> > I too have been looking at these two processors to go with a asus
> > M3N-H/HDMI motherboard.
> > As my system is going to be running 24/7 mainly at idle, looking at the
> > power consumption it appears looking here LINK that the 5050e uses 4watts
> > less than the X2 5400+ at idle, then if we look here LINK it shows that
> > the 7750 uses 7.8watts more than the 5400+ at idle therefore I have
> > assumed that the 7750 uses 11.8watts more than the 5050e at idle.
> > On a UK tariff of approx 13p Kwh that works out at a extra annual cost of
> > 13.44 to run the 7750
> > However if I am unable to get VDPAU working satisfactorily on that board
> > I am unsure whether the 5050e is powerful enough for BBC HD and ITV HD.
>
> The 2.7 kuma is supposed to be 10% to 30% clock for clock more
> efficient than the older series. Also the kuma X2 is actually a 4 core
> chip (made in the same batch as Phenom 1 chips) but with 2 of its
> cores disabled yet still partially powered so this will explain part
> of the 11W idle difference.

"Disabled" probably means "broken". Selling such units is a good way to 
increase your yield.

Like the old 486SX chip, which was a way to sell the chips with bad FPUs.

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