[mythtv-users] new PC build that's MythTV compatible

Jeremy D. Eiden theonlyrealperson at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 02:55:11 UTC 2020

On 11/1/20 4:58 PM, James Abernathy wrote:
> Looking for advice on what folks have working in their setup.
> I'm replacing my old Core i7 2700K system that uses an Nvidia GT-1030 
> GFX card. The reasons are other than Mythtv, but I want Mythtv to work 
> just as well as it does today.
> I know the Core i7 10600K is a respectable 6 Core 12 thread CPU and it 
> has Intel GFX. I'm not disappointed with what my GT-1030 is giving me, 
> so I can always put that old card into the new system if the Intel GFX 
> sucks. But then I'm wasting money on GFX I'm not using.
> I've been looking at the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 which is 6/12 core/thread 
> and is very respected. If I get a 500 series motherboard it would also 
> support the 5000 Zen 3 processors when they come out.  I could use my 
> GT-1030 GFX card or add a Radeon RX 570 GFX card and still be cheaper 
> than the Intel Core i7 10600K.system.
> My research says Linux drivers are available for AMD, Nvidia, and 
> Intel so I'm hoping Mythtv would work fine. However, my son says to 
> stay with Radeon if I go Ryzen 5 3600 for gaming software 
> compatibility. (I have no idea why)
> Any opinions on any of this?
> Jim A
That's waaaay more power than MythTV needs.  I have a desktop computer I 
just built with an AMD Ryzen 5 3600X, 5 series board, and a Radeon RX570 
video card - and mythfrontend barely makes a dent, even when running KDE 
Plasma, firefox with multiple Youtube/Twitch streams, or even a medium 
to heavy game.

I have two elderly Intel NUCs that run mythfrontend without an issue.  
One is a i3 and the other a Celeron.

My backend server is on a AMD Ryzen 3 1200 4-core, and MythTV backend 
barely makes a blip.

Just an FYI, I use OpenSuse 15.2 on the backend, and OpenSuse Tumbleweed 
on the desktop/frontend.

Anything you pick will work great.  They Myth crew have even made 
amazing progress on integrated Intel graphics.

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