[mythtv-users] nVidia ION motherboards - Single- or Dual-Core?

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 20:02:47 UTC 2009

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 8:45 AM, Gerald Brandt <gbr at majentis.com> wrote:
> ----- "Phil Bridges" <gravityhammer at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The wife and I are planning on getting a large (most-likely 1080P)
>> flatscreen for ourselves for Christmas.  Rather than add a full-sized
>> frontend, I'd like to try net-booting one of the ION boards.  I'd like
>> it to be as quiet as possible, so I'm leaning towards the fanless
>> single-core.  Does the extra horsepower of the dual-core model get
>> utilized under Myth?

> Hi,
> I went dual core, and I wish I went single.  The noise from the fan isn't
> bad, but totally unnecessary.
> That being said, I had issues with vdpau on SD content, and flipped back to
> Xv.  That would've pushed a single core to 60-70% usage all the time.
> Gerald

Fixed your top post :P

See here http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/mythtvnz/402048
for a similar discussion.

What was never really answered for me was whether the single core was
up to the new myth-ui stuff.

Does anyone on this list have a comment on that?

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