[mythtv-users] AMD Athlon 64 CPUs and MythTV Compiling

Joe Barnhart joebarnhart at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 20 17:59:58 UTC 2004

--- Drew Zerdecki <dzerdecki at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am about to purchase a CPU/mobo for a mythtv box. 
> I read somewhere 
> that it is harder to compile builds for MythTv on
> these AMD Athlon 64 
> chips.  Specifically I am looking at the AMD Athlon
> 64 3000+.  It is 
> relatively cheap and gets good reviews.  On the
> other hand I am also 
> looking at the Intel 3Ghz which isnt too much more
> but the good 
> motherboards for this slot T chip are a lot ore
> expensive.  Any 
> recommendations?

It all depends on your application Doug.  You didn't
say, but are you planning to record and playback HDTV
on this box?  If so, go Intel.  There are a variety of
reasons why it is preferred over the Athlon/A64 for
HDTV use, but mostly the guys writing the code use
Intel so it always works first and best on that
platform.  (And I'm normally a card-carrying Athlon
bigot.  I have eight computers at home and only one
Intel -- running KnoppMyth.)

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