[mythtv-users] AMD 64 3200+ vs P4 3.0 GHz.

Josh White jaw1959 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 17:35:59 UTC 2008

I'd go with the one with the most PCI slots.  AGP works just fine for video
in my experience.

On Jan 29, 2008 12:27 PM, Colin McGregor <spamtrap151 at rogers.com> wrote:

> Interesting situation, currently my main MythTV box is an AMD 64 3200+ on
> an
> Asus A8S-X motherboard with an PCI-E nVidia 6200 video card. For the most
> part part I am happy with that as a combination.  The one (small) issue I
> have is that I am now out of PCI slots having filled them with the
> following:
> - Hauppage PVR-150
> - Hauppage PVR-350
> - pcHDTV 5500
> I have the option of replacing that with a P4 3.0 GHz on an Asus P4C800-E
> motherboard and a AGP 8x nVidia 6200 video card. Things like the tuners
> would
> be moved from one motherboard to the other (and would allow me to drop in
> an
> Adaptec VideoOh! tuner card in addition to the above). Benchmarks seem to
> suggest that the P4 3.0 GHz will typically out perform the AMD by a modest
> margin (due to higher clock speed). On the other hard, how much of a hit
> will
> video performance take going from PCI-E to AGP (my understanding is not
> much). So, question is, am I better off changing things around?
> The "loosing" motherboard will end up in my "testing" computer (for
> running
> different versions of Linux).
> Thanks.
> Colin McGregor
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