[mythtv-users] Suggested CPU?

Greg Grotsky spikeygg at gmail.com
Mon Dec 5 16:47:14 EST 2005

I've got the AMD64 3200+ your looking at in my mythbox and at 1920x1080i I
get around 60-80% cpu usage depending on the channel I tune.  720p material
is about 50-70%.  I don't get any stuttering of HDTV unless I use
timestretch or if I mess with the OSD a lot... this is with deinterlacing on
(any version of it, bob, kernel, etc.).  I am using freq scaling to
downclock the CPU to 1k when I'm not using it as well, it seems to work very

Doing HDTV with the dual-core 3800+ would probably be pretty nice, it'd
probably leave a lot of overhead avaiable for crunching stuff in the
background, which leads me to a question.  The dual-core are still 939pin
right?  Are they swappable with any 939 mobo, or does the mobo have to
support the dual-core chip?


On 12/5/05, Bertrand <bertrandmuscle at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I want to get a CPU in the 939 line for HDTV usage. How fast should I
> get to make sure everything is handled with some room to spare?
> I was going to get this:
> AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 1GHz FSB
> Until I saw this article:
> http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,1893821,00.asp
> suggesting this:
> AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core
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