[mythtv-users] Nvidia GT220 - extra memory worth it?

Andre Newman mythtv-list at dinkum.org.uk
Wed Feb 17 14:35:06 UTC 2010

On 17 Feb 2010, at 13:57, Mike Holden wrote:

> I am looking at a GT220, now that the HDMI audio seems to be heading for mainstream.
> Looking at what's available in the shops, it appears to come in 2 flavours, with
> either 512Mb or 1024Mb of memory on board, but otherwise identical, soch as the 2
> here:
> http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Cards/PCI-E/nVIDIA+GeForce+GT220
> Does the extra memory make any difference for MythTV VDPAU use at all? What about
> non-VDPAU use? Is it worth paying the extra to double the memory, or is it throwing
> money down the drain (presumably an extra power drain as well as the purchase
> cost?)

I have a 1GB GT220 but I've never seen any mention on the nvidia lists mythtv dev list or on here of anything that needs >512MB or would benefit from it, if there was I'd be using it. I got a GT220 pretty much as soon as they were available and the 1GB was the one in stock at the time.

The Nvidia 195 betas have support for multiple simultaneous vdpau streams, maybe Advanced 2x 1080i on two monitors (if that's even possible) would need >512MB but just wild speculation really :-)

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