[mythtv-users] SMP Performance

Greg Grotsky spikeygg at gmail.com
Mon Dec 11 18:09:46 UTC 2006

On 12/11/06, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> A discussion of overclocking belongs elsewhere in the main, but I
> suspect I am not alone in having a working SD system but wanting to
> look into HD for the future.
> In that regard a discussion of CPUs is relevant, and I just wanted to
> point out that the Opteron series is often overlooked because they
> are "server" chips (whatever that means).
> The results posted here by many folks about success or failure to
> playback HD well seem very inconsistent, I suspect because there are
> so many unreported variables such as what else is running, what
> window manager/desktop, what resolution, what if any de-interlacing,
> and many other factors.
> But a lot of folks seem to *almost* be able to playback HD, and for
> them a mild OC (perhaps 10%) might make the difference between
> working well and not.

For the record my 3200+ is not overclocked.  I'm running as advertised and
HD is no problem.  I was thinking about the possiblity of running an
Opteron, but like you eluded to, it's not clear what exactly is better for
specfic applications: Opteron or Athlon64.

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