[mythtv-users] VDPAU 9300 vs 9400 ?

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Mon May 3 17:53:29 UTC 2010

On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 12:40 PM, Ed W <lists at wildgooses.com> wrote:
>> Yep, using a GT220 w/Adv 2x here myself in my primary frontend now,
>> and yep, it definitely yields even better looking video than my prior
>> ion frontend.
> Cool - can I be geeky and ask what CPU you use and total power draw of your
> system?  I'm going to try and shoehorn this into an mATX setup with less
> than 150W draw...

No clue what the total power draw is. The cpu is an Athlon X2 5200,
iirc. The power supply is a 400W silverstone 80+ one. Disk drive is
currently a single-platter seagate 160G (extra thin 3.5") that I had
kicking around. The specific video card is this one:


Amusingly, I just noticed that the product page claims you need a 450W
or higher output power supply.

>>  There don't seem to be
>> many (any?) fanless versions,
> Just being a smartarse, but using the previous google search I quoted and
> modifying model number turns up 2:
>    http://www.google.co.uk/products?oe=UTF-8&gfns=1&q=silent+gt220

Yeah, newegg actually did have one that I'd forgotten about. I didn't
go with it, as I was concerned about the height of it:


> Actually I think I saw a review on GT220's somewhere on the web and there
> was like a 15W disparity between two models (which is around 1/3 total
> draw).  I might research these two before choosing...
> OK, who has a suggestion on a low power mATX board?  Seems like they all
> have builtin graphics, so do I just find something which still has an intel
> X3100?  Anyone happen to know of an even lower power board?

There are some atom and via c7 uatx boards out there which could be of
interest. eg:


Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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