[AG-TECH] Best single machine *Linux* hardware setup
johnh at comp.leeds.ac.uk
Mon Sep 27 10:28:11 CDT 2004
On Mon, 27 Sep 2004, Osland, CD (Chris) wrote:
>> Is the Rushmore significantly nicer than the G200 MMS?
> Anything's nicer than the G200, IMHO! Good in its day, which was
> some years ago.
;) Indeed, but the card specced on the ultimate machine was hardly a beast as
far as 3D goes. At the moment we have a parhelia, which shows substandard
build quality, combined with a G450 PCI dual-head.
>> What's suitable for video capture?
> Looking at our Linux box doing video capture under Linux on a
> single processor Athlon XP1600, it took about 8-10% per stream.
> So half an XP1600 was enough for 4 streams, using Hauppage
> cards. Haven't used Winnov Videum under Linux, so can't give
> you a figure for that.
My question was more what Video Capture device people find gives them joy
under linux. We've got a load of WinTV affairs with our current rig, but was
wondering what shiny toy people play with in the modern world...
> I'm not a Linux-savvy person, but if Linux can handle multiple
> processors intelligently, I would have thought a twin 3 GHz
> machine with, say 2 Gb memory, and a decent display card would
> be fine. I don't see that the overall parameters need be much
> different for Windows XP and Linux, although the detail may be
> as a result of driver availability or performance.
That's roughly my thinking.
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