[mythtv-users] Better playback..... Athlon 2800+ or Pentium 4?
jyavenard at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 12:15:56 UTC 2009
2009/10/19 Bruce Nordstrand <brucen at ksl.com.au>:
> I am currently in the throws of replacing my aging Pentium 3 1Ghz Myth
> backend so I can use SATA drives. I have just inherited an Intel Pentium 4
> 3.0Ghz Mbd/CPU with 1Gb ram (533Mhz) after a recent upgrade of a family
> members PC.
> My current frontend is an AMD Athlon 2800+ Barton with 1Gb ram.
> To play HD efficiently now I have a plasma, would it be better to put the P4
> on the frontend and move the AMD to server duties or the other way round.
For playing HD it doesn't matter, neither of those processor would be
fast enough to handle most HD codecs, mpeg2 sure, but that's it.
The Intel would be quite a bit faster than the Athlon anyway...
> Whatever the case, I will be upgrading the video card to a 512mb or 1GB
Does your machine has a PCIe port? nvidia 9400GT with a PCI connector
seems to be rather problematic for many people and don't seem to work
anywhere as well as the PCIe equivalent.
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