[mythtv-users] Which agp video card is better?

Dale Pontius DEPontius at edgehp.net
Thu Dec 10 22:57:46 UTC 2009

Brian Wood wrote:
> On Thursday 10 December 2009 01:56:05 pm drew einhorn wrote:
>> ZOTAC nVidia GeForce 6200A 256MB DVI/TV-out AGP Video Card,
>> ZOTAC nVidia GeForce 5200 256MB DVI AGP Video Card, or
>> Some other card
>> It's to upgrade an old Dell  Optiplex GX270 desktop to use with mythbuntu
>>  9.10
>> 3.0 GHz Xeon processor.
>> Will either card do vdpau in this box?
> No. Neither one will. There is no AGP card on the planet that will do VDPAU. 
> Both cards will do XvMC though.
> Both video cards should work well though, and you should have enough CPU to 
> do software decoding, at least for SD.

I've heard rumblings that the 5200 was the last card that would do a
decent job of XvMC.  I know I never got it stable on my 5700, never
tried on my 6200, and of course my 8400 has vdpau.

Dale Pontius

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