[mythtv-users] Video Card Recommendation

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Mon Aug 11 20:09:38 UTC 2008

On Aug 11, 2008, at 1:05 PM, Brian C. Huffman wrote:

> John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 2:54 PM, Brian C. Huffman  
>> <bhuffman at graze.net> wrote:
>>> I'm upgrading my backend /frontend combination and my new  
>>> configuration consists of an Intel motherboard w/ 1066MHz bus and  
>>> an Intel Core2 Duo E7200 (2.53GHz) processor.
>>> The onboard Intel video is definitely not cutting it.  I have a  
>>> PCI express slot that I can use.
>>> Obviously I'm still trying to keep prices down but I also need  
>>> quality, so what's the lowest series of Nvidia card that I could  
>>> get to have a good HD picture without using XvMC?  Also, how much  
>>> memory should the card have?
>> ASUS EN7200GS/HTD/256M GeForce 7200GS 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express
>> x16 Video Card - Retail  $31.99
>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121085
> So this should be able to handle High Definition (including the new  
> OpenGL overlays)

Yes, the card supports OpenGL

> without using XvMC?

This depends on your processor, not video card.

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