[mythtv-users] ION "LE" suitable for VDPAU ?

Johnny jarpublic at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 15:30:13 UTC 2009

> Looking at ION platforms, I see an Acer AR1600-U910H for $199, which says it
> has an "ION-LE" graphics system.
> Will the "LE" work for VDPAU? A similar system with "ION" (no "LE") graphics
> goes for $130 more, which makes me suspicious.
> Often "LE" means "limited edition", or "doesn't do as much".
> Anyone have experience with the "ION LE" ?
> I've read that nVidia graphics chips are in short supply, and I see a lot of
> backorders on some nVidia gear.

It is the same chipset they just disabled DirectX 10 support:
I read somewhere else that they probably just did this to accommodate
OEMs that want to get cheaper licenses from Microsoft by using a
system that is limited to DX9. Microsoft license fees to OEMs are
based on their predefined market segments. So a DX9 low powered
netbook gets a cheaper license than an higher system with a faster
processor and DX10 graphics.

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