[mythtv-users] HTPC: Asus P5E-VM HDMI G35, GeForce 8200 mGPU or other?

Jo Heremans Jo at requestfocus.be
Thu Sep 18 06:35:57 UTC 2008

> 2008/9/18 Marc MERLIN <marc_mtv at merlins.org>:
>> [please ignore the forced reply to and Cc me on replies, thanks, it
>> helps my
>> folder sorting]
>> I didn't find much in the archives, so here it is.
>> From my searches, there are no current chips/drivers that do H264
>> decoding
>> on the GPU with linux, correct?
>> Given that, am I wasting my money if I get a GeForce 8200 mGPU?
>> http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?s=dcb89dffc0b4bbb33dd7da8b79baa6e5&t=990188
>> Due to nvidia closed source drivers, is that board even reasonably
>> usable on
>> linux?
>> Otherwise, it looks like the cheaper
>> http://www.amazon.com/review/product/B000ZN2VQ8/ref=cm_cr_dp_all_helpful?_encoding=UTF8&coliid=&showViewpoints=1&colid=&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending
>> would be a good choice.
>> Since it's intel, it probably has linux support all around.
>> Do people have experience with either for mythtv on linux?
>> 1080p/HDMI support working?
> There's Intel G35 and the nVidia 8200, there's also AMD's 780G chipset
> with an integrated ATI HD3200.
> I have a Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H attached to a 22" 1680x1050 monitor
> over DVI and it has no problems with HD content.  For HDMI support
> with ATI Phoronix has an article showing one working (including audio)
> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=942&num=1
>> Are intels and AMDs more or less on par for low power consumption and
>> quiet
>> systems nowadays?
> With AMD have an 'e' series of processors which are an energy efficient
> variant.
> e.g. the X2 4850e 2.6GHz (45W) and the X4 9350e 2.0GHz (65W)
> cheers,
> Owen.
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I have an P5E-VM hdmi motherboard. I use mythbuntu 8.04 and had to compile
the intel driver manual. After that i have 1080p working. Sound is also


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