[mythtv-users] what is the cat's ass of integrated "set top box" like hardware now?
debenbain at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 21:30:45 UTC 2011
On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 2:16 PM, Chris Finley <debenbain at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 7:59 AM, Paul Gardiner <lists at glidos.net> wrote:
>> On 21/07/2011 14:14, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
>> > Is the ION2 a very capable VDPAU chipset? It does seem to be a
>> > "features C" chipset, with "D" being the only higher rating. Is it
>> > capable of the most advanced/aggressive de-interlacing @1920x1080?
>> I thought I'd read that ION2 was slower than the original ION because
>> of some problem getting information out of Intel necessary for
>> getting a fast connection between the graphics chip and the CPU.
>> Can't remember where I read it now.
> Ion versus Ion Next Gen
> Here is a great article on the subject:
> "NVIDIA plans to release an updated driver in June that fixes the problem
> by executing more of the Flash loop on the GPU itself, thus avoiding that
> costly trip to system memory.
> This is a big enough problem today where if you plan on watching any Flash
> videos in anything other than a 480p window (or slightly larger), I'd hold
> off on a NG-ION purchase."
> I don't know if recent drivers have fixed the performance problem with
> I have a Zotac Ion Next gen that runs minimyth, the performance with H.264
> (1080p) has been great. I don't play anything that needs flash.
Doh! Answering my own question:
"There is an obvious solution: do the entire process on the GPU itself, thus
avoiding the copying back and forth over the PCIe x1 connection. NVIDIA told
me this was possible, but it required a driver update. I now have that
driver update: version 257.29."
The current minimyth is using *270.41.19*.
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