[mythtv-users] processor?

Ciaran ciaranj at gmail.com
Tue Oct 12 19:26:27 UTC 2004

You say your pundit-s runs ok with 3d games ? I was under the
impression the Sis 315 family chipset couldn't do DRI which I was
(again) lead to believe was fairly important for most 3D games under
linux ? Am I wrong ?

On Tue, 12 Oct 2004 20:27:33 +0200, Gert van der Knokke <gertk at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> Ryszard wrote:
> >I'm thinking of building a mythtv box, i've got in mind the pundit-r,
> >hauppage 350 etc etc, and am wondering about processor speed, of
> >course more is always better.
> >
> >i'm thinking of a celeron 2,4 for about 65-75 euro (in holland)
> >
> >is it enuff?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> Depends on how much you expect, I run a Pundit(-s) with the VGA output
> connected to a 17" monitor for daylight viewing and a Sharp LCD video
> projector (older VIDEO only type) for big screen evening viewing, hooked
> up to the Pundit-s TV-out and it works like a charm.
> Since you plan to put in a 350, recording won't take much CPU power. I'm
> reading mixed stories on the tv-out of the 350 though as it does not
> have any video or 3D accelleration, it does only MPEG2 decoding.
> If you plan on playing games and playing DVD's the 350 is still
> troublesome (read slow), the original VGA of the SiS chipset inside the
> Pundit handles DVD playback and 3D games support without problems so you
> might consider buying a 250, use the Pundits standard TV-out and save a
> few bucks.
> Must note that my Pundit runs now frontend only although I have ran it
> as a full MythTV system for some time with a simple BT878 card and it
> worked OK too.
> Speed with a Celeron 2.4 is more than adequate.
> Gert
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