[mythtv-users] Will this do for a frontend?

Francesco Peeters francesco at fampeeters.com
Sun Oct 4 19:44:33 UTC 2009

Johnny wrote:
>> A shop is having a sale for a mini pc (complete, case, PSU, connectors,
>> etc.) which has these specs:
>> Intel Atom230 1.6GHz
>> 1GB RAM
>> SIS Mirage 3+ GPU w/ DVI-I
>> (And Vesa mount, DVI-VGA plug, USB WiFi, 160GB HDD, etc.)
> SIS? Wow, I didn't know there were people I have never even heard of
> making graphics chips. With an Atom230 and no hardware acceleration
> (nvidia is the only one doing this in Linux right now) you are going
> to be limited to SD resolutions. With so many ION systems available
> for <$200 I don't see why you would look at anything else. This won't
> come close to the same performance as an ION system will for mythtv
> use.
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Well, not all of us live in the US, and this *is* a recent model, but I
found more data, and it only performs at about 1/5th - 1/10th (depending
on test) of the nVidia 9400 GPU in the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q110, which for
the rest shares most of the same base specs and case.

Apparently the machine is actually a Targa Nettop 9231, and - as I have
found now - overpriced compared to even the original pricing...


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