[mythtv-users] Nvidia MX4000 vs ATI 9200SE

Morten Rønseth morten.ronseth at webfx.no
Fri Jul 8 05:31:03 EDT 2005


Marius Schrecker wrote:

>>-- Original Message --
>>Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2005 09:08:17 -0700 (PDT)
>>From: "Johnny Lee" <johnny at fishcounts.com>
>>To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
>>Subject: [mythtv-users] Nvidia MX4000 vs ATI 9200SE
>>Reply-To: johnny at fishcounts.com,
>>	Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>>I know a lot of you are going to have difference opinions but which should
>I buy? I am currently going to purchase a PCI card for a smaller desktop
>box to transfer my mythtv box into. The 2 cheapest PCI cards with S-Video
>out I could find are the MX
>>000 and the 9200SE. From benchmarks I see the
>9200SE is faster @ 3D but is it a pain to setup? I am currently running
>FX5200 which is great at S-Video out. Overscan is definitely a plus.
>Opinions? TIA
>Hi Johnny,
>I can't compare the two directly as I haven't tried an MX4000, but have
>used Nvidia cards up to fairly recently, and tried most of them using composite
>out to a 50Hz TV. The last machine I set up with TV out used an ATI 9200SE,
>and I have to say I was very impressed by the clarity and stability of the
>TV picture (using the proprietary drivers from ATI) into an ordinary 50Hz
>TV. Unfortunately the box was stolen before I had the chance to finish setting
>it up so I can't tell you more. I think it is true that Nvidia may be easier
>to set up. I was still having trouble with screen resizing (using Xfree86
>4.3) and 3D acceleration, but there was plenty of help available on the
>net for these issues.
>I know several people on the list have had trouble with ATI cards so this
>is by no means a recommendation, but I wanted to share my positive experience.
>Registered Linux user
I tried setting up an Radeon 7000 card and gave up in the end. Info on 
the net is plentiful but scarce when it comes down to specific issues.
I now use an fx5200 which i love. nVidia has official linux drivers and 
the card does xvmc, taking the load of the CPU when decoding the mpeg 
stream. Also, it's cheap.
I use the card's vga output feeding a projector and the quality is 
absolutely stunning.



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