[mythtv-users] 5200 or 6200

Kirk Bocek t004 at kbocek.com
Tue Jan 23 19:54:07 UTC 2007

Can anyone comment on using the 5200 for HD playback?

Seems like most HD screens take 1280x768 as a PC input resolution. Can the
5200 generate this resolution?

I thought I saw a note somewhere that HD really requires an AGP or PCIe
interface and that plain PCI doesn't provide enough bandwidth. Is this true?

Kirk Bocek

Rod Smith wrote:
> 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.

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