[mythtv-users] Dual Core or Dual CPU??

Bill Williamson bill at bbqninja.com
Sat Aug 4 13:37:53 UTC 2007

On 8/4/07, GyroTech <gyrotech at freakinabox.com> wrote:
> I was looking at forking out for a dual Opteron setup, but since these
> Core 2 Duos have come out they seem to be able to handle a fair grunt.
> So, has anyone worked with either\both setups care to give me an honest
> opinion on what they would do. Obviously the Intel chips and lower power
> and price on their side, but Opterons have the increased bus bandwidth
> (which helps greatly in the transcoding) and redundancy on their side.

Why not the best of both worlds with an AMD64X2?  My backend runs a
dual core 4000+ X2 and doesn't miss a beat with two HD streams doing
realtime commercial transcoding.  This is on an nforce 430

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