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

Jim Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 15:17:00 UTC 2020

On 11/2/20 9:12 AM, Stephen Worthington wrote:
> On Mon, 2 Nov 2020 05:56:23 -0500, you wrote:
>> A big improvement is all the new motherboards have M-2 slots that
>> support PCI3x4 NVMe 2280 SSD modules that support 3,500MB/s read speeds.
> Actually, PCIe 4.0 is now available on the latest motherboard M.2
> slots, and there are some PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs available.  At a price,
> of course.  But the speeds are staggering.  This sort of thing in
> combination with an up to date CPU would be really good for large
> builds like kernels.  I have just updated my mother's MythTV box with
> a decent Ryzen 3 system and matching NVMe SSD and the build time on
> the TBS DVB-S2 drivers (a full V4L build) is less than a third of what
> it takes on my MythTV box.  I am now planning upgrades for my systems,
> as it is clearly worth doing now, even if you do not get high end
> hardware.  But I am waiting to see what the local prices for the new
> Ryzen releases will be before I decide - I really would like to be
> able to get PCIe 4.0.  I think the planned release date is about 5th
> Nov.

I going to wait a little long. It's been 9 years, so a little longer 
will not hurt. With plenty of RAM and a SATA III SSD, my current system 
doesn't suck.  The GT-1030 graphic is good for Mythtv and my limited 
gaming needs. Like you, I'd like to see the new ryzen 5000 series with 
PCIe 4.0. It's out to OEMs now, but retail is not out yet.  I talked 
with a guy I used to work with at Intel and he's now at AMD.  Got some 
details on the Zen 3 architecture.  We were both architectural 
specialists back in the day.

This upgrade is far more fun that putting is a cam and new 4 barrel carb 
into a 60's muscle car. :-)

Jim A

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