[mythtv-users] New frontend... Atom?

Nicolas Will nico at youplala.net
Sun Nov 8 17:25:02 UTC 2009

On Sun, 2009-11-08 at 17:18 +0000, Steve Hill wrote:
> On Sun, 8 Nov 2009, Andrew Herron wrote:
> > I think we can all applaud Intel for its openness and driver support
> in
> > Linux...however their drivers still do not extract all of the
> performance
> > possible from their GPU's.
> Absolutely, I'm fully aware that I'll be getting more performance from
> the 
> nVidia kit than from Intel.  But ATM I am facing a tossup between an
> Atom 
> + nVidia GPU or Core2 + Intel GPU - the former requires proprietary 
> drivers which have a completely opaque development and bug reporting 
> process, the latter requires more power and cooling.  I'm not sure
> which 
> to go for ATM, so I'll need to look at the hardware closer. 

One will give you outstanding denoising, upscaling and deinterlacing,
the other will give you vastly inferior software-based solutions.

It's not just about performance, power, cooling and drivers. It's mostly
about picture quality in the end.


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