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

Kevin Hulse jedi at mishnet.org
Sat Aug 4 18:45:31 UTC 2007

On Sat, Aug 04, 2007 at 11:37:53PM +1000, Bill Williamson wrote:
> 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
> motherboard.

	I had better luck with core duo. Although my core duo system
has an i950 in it. I suspect the ATI R200 running in my X2 system is
not nearly as useful.


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