[mythtv-users] will this system cut it ?
drescherjm at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 01:21:19 UTC 2009
On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 9:04 PM, sonofzev at iinet.net.au
<sonofzev at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> I'll have a spare AMD 4200+ and either 2GB cheap RAM or 1GB good corsair RAM..
> available soon..
> It looks like I can get my hands on a cheap (and silent) 8500 GT from ebay..
> Will this system cut it.. more to the point will it be any better than my 3.4 GHZ
> Pentium 4 (OC'd to 3.7 GHZ.. and I can't change this as there is an issue with
> the mobo.. ) with an FX 5600 card (currently using Linear Blend de
> interlacing).... or is it not worth the effort (is temporal deinterlacing worse
> than Linear Blend)..
The Athlon 4200+ will use significantly less power probably 80W less
at full load or 1/2 the power of your P4. Not sure if it will be much
A basic rule of thumb:
K8 = ~ P4 - 1000 MHz.
So that would say a 2.7GHz K8 would be similar overall performance to
a 3.7GHz P4. Well the 4200 is not anywhere near 2.7GHz but has 2 cores
instead of 1. I am not sure that will be an improvement in mythtv. But
the 8500GT will be faster and it will support vdpau.
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