[mythtv-users] Multithreaded? Duo vs Quad?

Henrik Beckman henrik.list at gmail.com
Sat Jan 12 16:54:03 UTC 2008

Isnīt myth bottlenecked by disk IO before CPU while recording?
For comskipping, I guess to cores will be enough, and for HD playback also.

Unless you have some kickass storage attached I think a dual will do.


On Jan 12, 2008 5:14 PM, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:

> > 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.
> John
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