[mythtv-users] ATI vs NVidia card conclusion

Jake Palmer jakep_82 at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 2 19:05:49 UTC 2007

>From: Mike Perkins <mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk>
>Reply-To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] ATI vs NVidia card conclusion
>Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2007 19:17:30 +0100
>Andy Burns wrote:
> > On 02/07/2007 15:32, Bill Omer wrote:
> >
> >> I'll never use ATI in
> >> Linux if I can help it, especially on a Myth system.
> >
> > I have a PCIE X550 Radeon, fanless, works fine with xorg r300 driver (no
> > binary rubbish) and VGA->RGB cable, taking no more than a custom PAL
> > modeline, if it had XvMC I suppose that would offload some work from the
> > CPU but that's about all.
> >
> >
> >
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>I had to rush out and buy a motherboard quick after one died. Found a
>cheap MSI Ne02 board with a socket 754 Sempron 3000, decided to get a
>matching ATI graphics board (X300 PCIe) to match. This was before I ever
>heard of Myth.
>I am now using this as a workstation, in fact, the one I'm writing this
>from. I have installed myth on it, backend and frontend, for various
>testing purposes. Never looked at xorg.conf, never had to tweak
>anything. Just Works. Talks to my LCD TV (vga input), gets everything
>right. Of course, being in the UK I haven't done anything stressful like
>attempting HD on it. Still, never had a problem with it.
>I suppose, as they say, YMMV.
>Just my 0.02 GPB.
>Mike Perkins

If you haven't tweaked anything, then you're using the open source driver.  
There's nothing wrong with that except you have no hardware acceleration.  
In other words it's fine for a basic workstation, but it's far from ideal 
for a HTPC.


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