[mythtv-users] recommendation for video card needed

Dan Ritter dsr-myth at randomstring.org
Wed Dec 13 16:45:10 UTC 2017

On Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 01:06:31PM +0000, Jim Abernathy wrote:
> I have a Core 2 Duo system that is not doing anything right now and I 
> would like to make a mythtv frontend with it.  However, the Intel GFX on 
> that box doesn't produce good video playback with mythfrontend.  High 
> motion scenes mess up a lot.
> I figure there has to be a Nvidia GFX card out there the is cheap and 
> works well with Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS and Mythtv.  Is there a consensus 
> of what to get to solve this problem? I know there are a lot of gamer 
> cards out there, but video playback is much simpler and less GPU intensive.
> Thoughts?

I can tell you that the Intel graphics on the Pentium G4xxx and
later are pretty good for 1080P playback, and that a Radeon
RX460 can do 1080P source material rendered to a 4K screen very

Previously an NVidia 8400GS provided decent 1080P playback for
me; I suspect that means that basically any NVidia card will do
so, these days.


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