[mythtv-users] Graphic cards supporting VDPAU and sound over HDMI

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 20:02:41 UTC 2010

On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 6:50 AM, Peter Carlsson <maillist.peter at home.se> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 12:00:33 -0500, Marc Randolph <mrand at pobox.com> wrote:
>> > Sorry about the late response. I never received any response about my
>> > question regarding GDDR3 vs GDDR5. Just wondering if anyone knows if
>> > MythTV will benefit for one or the other. Is there anything else that
>> > is better (power consumption, heat, etcetera) for one or the other?
>> Mors Peter,
> Hejsan :)
>> Ignoring the fact that the question is actually unanswerable because
>> power consumption of an overall card depends on many factors
>> (including how much memory is installed), there are indeed throughput
>> and heat differences between the two - but if you aren't going to
>> dual-boot and run the very latest generation of Windows-only games,
>> you don't care.  Instead, compare the power consumption, noise level,
>> number of outputs, size, shape, and color of the overall cards.
> Good advice!
>> Said another way, even with VDPAU, MythTV is not doing anything that
>> justifies the benefits of any particular memory type to begin with,
>> much less GDDR3 or GDDR5.
> That's actually all I need to know. Since I will upgrade my current
> hardware I don't want to buy something that barely manage what I
> want it to do (Advanced 2X de-interlacing on 1080p). I want to buy
> something "future-proof".

Why do you want to deinterlace 1080p?

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