[mythtv-users] Intel vs AMD for Myth - dual core....

Dave dbadia at gmail.com
Fri Jun 24 03:58:50 UTC 2005

Hi - 
    I've been using myth for quite a while for standard def, and
starting to plan for an HD system.
I've been reading the posts, and the general consensus seems to the
that (single core) Intel processors have a performance advantage over
AMDs.  The benchmarks below seem to confirm this
    It looks like this may change with dual-core processors.  The
following benchmark compares 4 processors:

AMD Athlon 64 4000+        (single core)
Intel P4 660                         (single core)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+  (dual core)
Pentium D840                    (dual core)


Judging from the benchmarks, it appears that AMD has a performance
advantage over Intel once dual-core becomes mainstream (assuming that
the encoding performance in these benchmarks will be roughly
equivalent to MPEG-2 decoding performance)

Guess we'll have to wait until some of us can get our hands on them to
know for sure.

Just thought I'd throw this out there.


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