[mythtv-users] System specifications review...

David Knight dlknight at sdf.lonestar.org
Wed Nov 18 13:41:31 UTC 2009

On Wed, November 18, 2009 3:43 am, Johnny wrote:
> To make more money. These cards are made for more than HTPCs. The 2xx
> processors are all based on nvidia's newest GPU architecture. The 28x
> and 29x processors are significantly more capable than the 9xxx GPUs.
> Then they just scale the architecture down to reach the various market
> segments. They remove the number of shader units or run them at lower
> clock frequencies etc. There are newer capabilities also, like DX11
> support. For VDPAU the 2xx cards will support decoding of MPEG4 (aka
> xvid/divx) whereas the earlier processors only hand MPEG2 and H264.
> Also to answer your question more directly the 220 fits in more where
> the 8400 or 9400 would fit. So it is more capable than its
> predecessors in the same market segment.

Surely the GT220 is aimed at the 9500GT market? The GT210 is aimed at the
9400GT market. Also there is now a GT240 which appears to be a replacement
for the 9600GT (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/179746).

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