[mythtv-users] Intel GMA 950 SCART

dave cunningham ml at upsilon.org.uk
Fri Apr 22 16:58:02 UTC 2011

In message <BANLkTikg6=bz=CWpse_PCgnLLtYxZK8xzQ at mail.gmail.com>, Richard 
Morton wrote

>As long as you are aware the devs view is that Atom systems aren't
>really up to the job of a frontend, and XvMC is being removed in .25
>(not sure if that relates to GMA950), and I wouldnt want to run a
>combined system using EIT on a dual-core atom as each time the
>scheduler runs you will probably find that playback simply grinds to a
>personally, I would go pick up a cheap 2nd hand Core2 or even an i3
>system with the required PCI slots as a backend and use an ION system
>as a dedicated frontend.

I'd second this.

While I use an Atom 330 it's as a frontend only. It's Xv for playback 
(not XvMC) and I've seen CPU usage hovering close to 100% while watching 
SD streams.

I'm not sure how it would get on having to deal with backend duties 
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