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  1. Bump... anyone?

    Bump... anyone?
  2. anyone have vaapi working reliably on sandy bridge?

    Does anyone have a Sandy Bridge CPU on which they are reliably using vaapi for hardware-based video decoding? If so, I'd be interested in hearing all the details of your setup (hardware, distro,...
  3. If you're interested, I encourage you to compile...

    If you're interested, I encourage you to compile and run the sample program to which I linked (instructions for building are in the top comment).

    FWIW, I have tested this program with several...
  4. No, for ultra low latency applications, it is...

    No, for ultra low latency applications, it is absolutely critical to disable all powersaving features in modern CPUs. This is standard practice in industries such as high frequency trading and some...
  5. sandy bridge performance hit w/pthread condition variables, contended mutexes?

    I have been looking at the performance of two servers:
    dual Xeon X5550 2.67GHz (Nehalem, Dell R610)
    dual Xeon E5-2690 2.90 GHz (Sandy Bridge, Dell R620 & HP dl360g8p)

    For my particular...
  6. That's encouraging! I wonder if that's a...

    That's encouraging!



    I wonder if that's a software issue, or related to the fairly well-known "24p bug" with the hardware itself? (Google "sandy bridge 24p bug" for plenty of info.)

    Anyway,...
  7. So based on that response, it sounds like it's...

    So based on that response, it sounds like it's still not in the "just works" category. :(

    I know I rambled a bit in the original post, but what I was really getting at is: is SNB graphics on...
  8. Sandy Bridge graphics for media / home theater PC?

    I was wondering if anyone out there is using Sandy Bridge (SNB) graphics for a Linux-based media or home-theater PC? (E.g., with MythTV, XBMC, or similar)

    It seems that discrete nvidia graphics...
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    What other northbridge chipset would you...

    What other northbridge chipset would you recommend for a modern AMD-based system? E.g., the 790FX comes with the older, not-highly-regarded SB600. If they updated the 790FX to include the SB700 or...
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    780G/790GX Linux and PowerPlay?

    Hi... I'm interested in building a low-power server using the 780G or 790GX chip.

    There's a lot of marketing info about the power-saving features of this chip. However, I'm wondering how well...
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    Just out of curiosity, do you have links to other...

    Just out of curiosity, do you have links to other peoples' reports of similar problem with this motherboard?

    Anyway, I too am thinking about switching. But I'm looking at the ASRock NF7G-HDready...
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    So do you have the same board? Just for...

    So do you have the same board?

    Just for clarity, I have the Abit NF-M2 nView, with the latest BIOS. I couldn't get powernow to work until I built the functionality directly into the kernel...
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    I forgot to mention... I got it working by...

    I forgot to mention...

    I got it working by compiling the power management stuff directly into the kernel instead of as a module.

    Also make sure Cool'n'Quiet is enabled in your BIOS.
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    Abit NF-M2 nView and powernow-k8

    Does anyone have Cool'n'Quiet/powernow working on a dual-core system with the Abit nf-m2 nview?

    I have this in dmesg:

    powernow-k8: Found 2 AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+...
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    How low does the VCore go? I.e., how much...

    How low does the VCore go? I.e., how much undervolting can be accomplished?
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    Serial port?

    Does this motherboard have a serial port? I didn't see it mentioned or pictured in the review, but the picture on newegg looks like it comes with a PCI bracket serial port dongle.
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