[mythtv-users] 5200 or 6200

Rod Smith mythtv at rodsbooks.com
Tue Jan 23 19:32:30 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 23 January 2007 14:23, Damian Surr wrote:
> My shopping list is about ready! :-)
> I just found this graphics card on the website of a store that's quite
> near me.
> http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?nov-gf6225&P=0
> Would this GeForce 6200 256Mb be significantly better than these 5200's?
> Would there be much difference with games? (not that I expect to play
> much so I shouldn't really buy for that)

I don't know about games, but....

> Does MythTV prefer 5200 or 6200 for any reason?

According to various online sources, the 5200 series is better supported by 
nVidia's drivers. Specifically, more XvMC features are supported by the 5200 
series than by the 6200 series. In theory, this would translate into a lower 
CPU load when playing back MPEG2 video, at least if you use the XvMC output, 
but it probably wouldn't affect MPEG4 or RTJpeg. I don't know how much of an 
impact this would have in practice, though.

Rod Smith

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