[mythtv-users] Torn between 9400 IGP and discrete 9500GT

Jean-Yves Avenard jyavenard at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 15:06:33 UTC 2009


2009/6/6 Brian Long <briandlong at gmail.com>:
> As I understand it, an ideal motherboard for VDPAU usage is one which
> has the Nvidia 9400 IGP (i.e. Gigabit E2SL, etc).  However, I've read
> that the 9400 IGP cannot handle the most advanced deinterlacing
> schemes like Advanced 2X and a discrete graphics card is required.
> For about the same price as a Nvidia 9400-based board ($130), I could
> get a cheap motherboard and a 9500GT or 9600GT.  Since I'm looking to
> keep things compact, I'm thinking a low-profile card makes the most
> sense.  What do you think?

The advantage with a 9400 IGP, is that it has full HDMI support
including 8 channels LPCM support.

You won't get that (yet) with a discrete video card...

The 9400 IGP won't do Advanced 2X, but it does Temporal 2X on HD,
which isn't that bad really.

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