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What nVidia cards are good right now?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:53 pm Reply with quote
ryan.abbott.dds
 
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I'm looking into buying a video card for my system that would hopefully take the load of watching my hd3000 off the cpu. I know the pchdtv page recommends getting an nVidia card with "hardware accelerated mpeg decoding and the XvMC interface". In reading the nvidia Linux driver readme, though, I found the following:

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This release includes support for the X-Video Motion Compensation (XvMC)
version 1.0 API on GeForce4 and GeForce FX products only.


That seems a little disturbing to me, because the GeForce4 and GeForce FX cards I have found are all either PCI or AGP based. My mobo only has PCI and PCI-x16, so if I stick to the recommended models, I can only get rather old, basic video cards.

What about the newer PCI-x16 based cards, like the GeForce 6500 chips? If I get something like that, will it be utilized for my hdtv decoding / encoding?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:01 pm Reply with quote
Scott Larson
 
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Go to the Nvidia web site and see if XvMC is supported for the cards you're interested in.
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