[mythtv-users] Secrets for low powered front ends ?

Terjesen Jens Peder Jens.Peder.Terjesen at devoteam.com
Thu Oct 13 12:26:32 UTC 2011

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From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Tim Draper
Sent: 13. oktober 2011 2:13
To: Discussion about MythTV
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Secrets for low powered front ends ?

I guess this i3/i5 mini-itx board with NVIDIA GeForce GT430 should be up to the job:

Should be a good combination of performance and size, but it is a bit expensive though.


i know openSUSE has driver issues with discrete graphics laptops (ie: intel GPU for 2d, and it auto-switches to nvidia/ati for 3d content). is this how this board works, or is it just an embedded PCIe graphics card that overrides the core-i GPU?
if so, i'd want to look into it more before purchasing.

if it's an embedded PCIe card that is used for everything, then thats not bad, but i'd likely opt for a cheaper board (Asrock H67M-iTX), m350 case, ram slow i3 and maybe a 32gb SSD. would be ideal for a frontend, or USB tuner FE/BE system with network storage.

i dont like this thread - i've been following it from early on, and i soo want to upgrade my noisy-when-cpu-is-loaded BE/FE with something quieter. the itch is getting worse :S

-----Original Message-----

I don't have any of these myself, but from a discussion forum I am following it looks like the Display port and one DVI-I is connected to the NVIDIA GeForce GT430 and that the HDMI and the other DVI is connected to the core-i GPU.


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