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- tslayer - 2007-12-22 21:41
BLKMGK Wrote:The 2.4ghz chip can often be clocked North of 3ghz. I am running a 2.7gig chip and thus far have yet to see a skip burp or stumble - but have also not yet found this infamous MKV file :-( I'de jave bought a 2.4ghz chip if it wasn't MORE expensive at NewEgg than the chip I did choose - which if needed will also clock North of 3ghz.
Let's just say I had the 7050 onboard and it did not cut it for fullscreen and 1080p.
I then bought an MSI 8600GT fanless and that works beautifully.
- embrion - 2007-12-22 23:10
tslayer Wrote:Let's just say I had the 7050 onboard and it did not cut it for fullscreen and 1080p.
I'm not sure if i understand You correctly ( english is not my native language ).
Onboard 7050 DID worked without any problems decoding 1080p ? Was it something like x264 mkv ?
- rodalpho - 2007-12-22 23:11
Why? I thought the GPU didn't really matter.
My XBMC machine has a nforce 630i with a 7150 video (essentially the same thing) and it plays HD just fine using the 169 beta nv binary drivers. I'm running an E4500 overclocked to 3Ghz, though.
- Neil - 2007-12-22 23:25
embrion Wrote:I'm not sure if i understand You correctly ( english is not my native language ).
No, he's saying that the onboard 7050 did NOT work ("cutting it" is Americar slang for working).
That is the million dollar question.
- tslayer - 2007-12-23 00:31
Not sure why the 7050 didn't work well. My native resolution of TV is 1920x1080. The XBMC UI was very slow with the 7050. Playing videos was okay actually, but with the 8600 GT, everything is just peachy
- BLKMGK - 2007-12-23 00:45
It's a DX9 chipset supporting Shader 3 and likely at LEAST OGL1.5 if not 2. Having a hard time confirming what level of OpenGL but it's at least 1.5. The 7150 chipset is listed as PCIe only too so internally on that board that's what I'd expect.
Honestly I don't think popping $70 on a video card is too much to ask but certainly cheaper is better and if a MoBo has HDMI too then all the better. Sounds like maybe more testing needs tobe done?
- BLKMGK - 2007-12-23 00:49
Oh, the 7150 vs the 7050 - the graphics clock is 120mhz faster. Perhaps that will help some?
http://www.asisupport.com/tech_newsletter.htm <that looks liek it might roll off the front page soon though so read it uick -saw no way to direct link but it has specs for Intel graphics too.
- rodalpho - 2007-12-23 01:10
My TV is 1080p as well, and XBMC works fine with the onboard video.
I guess the 7150 is a bit faster than the 7050, and I have my board overclocked. Since it's onboard, the video is thus also overclocked, from the native 200Mhz (on a E4500) to 266Mhz.
is this powerful enough? - roeroe - 2007-12-23 04:07
To decode x264 HD stuff in XBMC for Linux?
- rodalpho - 2007-12-23 04:21
Sure, all you need is a 2.4Ghz C2D. But that barebones only takes laptop (socket M) CPUs, so the CPU alone will run you $642. If you don't care about 1080p, you can pick up a 1.83Ghz CPU for $243. You pay for that nice form factor. Through the nose.