Phoronix IRC Log: 2008-11-30
Deanjo: Well after installing MythTV last night, it does seem that VDpau does work better there
cxo: damn ati
cxo: the price was just too good to pass off
Deanjo: I'm just debating picking up a 8400GS to replace the card in the HTPC's or wait until it matures a bit more and see what nv has available then
redeeman: lol cxo
redeeman: but lol, i don't get what the crazy is all about
redeeman: so what if nvidia can now decode stuff on the gpu?!
redeeman: who the hell fucking cares, we can do it on the cpu
redeeman: and heres a newflash: on the cpu it WORKS
Deanjo: Ya and generates more heat, consumes more power
redeeman: i don't think you are familiar with what nvidia stuff consumes
Deanjo: Nothing like a noisy fans in a HTPC
redeeman: lol that's bullshit
redeeman: you can passively cool an E8400 and easily handle full load
redeeman: and you can decode 1080p h264 on it with basically only touching one core
redeeman: ill bet the power usage on nvidia is not much smaller, if even at all, than that
Deanjo: Ha you might want to do some research on that
redeeman: such as?
redeeman: in case you are wondering, im doing this..
Deanjo: Lets see, couple a 8400GS and a atom
Deanjo: or a low powered sempron
redeeman: brb phone 10 min
redeeman: then we resume
redeeman: GAH wheres deanjo
bkero: Are you sure that it's possible to do a passive E8400?
cxo: you can passive anything, if you change the clock
bkero: I've got a Pentium D 805. I'd like to see you passive that.
bkero: With a stock cooler it idles at 75c. That's not an application problem either.
bkero: If you want to start talking about duty cycles on a processor you might be able to passive anything, at a 0% duty cycle. Some won't even idle for good. I can't passive my atom because of the shitty shitty chipset.
schestowitz: ping michaellarabel
michaellarabel: Hi Roy
schestowitz: Have you used F10?
schestowitz: Just for benchmarking? Will you do reviews?
michaellarabel: Yes, just for benchmarking.
schestowitz: Very few reviews of F10 out there... dunno why..
bkero: Yum in fedora 10 isn't slower than portage for small packages. I'm pretty amazed. :)
schestowitz: Speed is not a big issue (to me at least). Reliability is... RPM hell and all...
bkero: and packages that only work with 1 architecture and 1 release.
schestowitz: OYup. :-)
bkero: Which means for every 1 program in the tree you need...6 packages?
bkero: will take his source code thank you very much.
schestowitz: michaellarabel was leading Fedora fan, so I asked..
bkero: I see
michaellarabel: Yeah, I just lack too much time now though :(
bkero: lxde is certainly...exactly what I expected