[mythtv-users] Multithreaded? Duo vs Quad?

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Sat Jan 12 16:14:42 UTC 2008

> I read on the MythTV website that for HDTV, a good rule is 1GHz per tuner.
> If I am to put 3-4 tuners, shouldn't I have a capacity of 3-4Ghz?  If you
> say that multithreading doesn't make good use of the second processor, then
> shouldn't I go with the Duo at 3.0 so that the one core primarily being used
> can handle the potential of three streams?
It would take advantage of the cores in this case. I mean a single
operation generally will not make good use of multiple cores but
recording on multiple tuners is one operation that can provided your
system can write to disk fast enough.


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