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Old 05-12-09, 08:53 AM   #3
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Default Re: AMD says about Linux Avivo support even for AGP cards

Originally Posted by enkidu View Post
Buying new NV card supporting VDPAU means for me new motherboard and CPU
Wrong if your CPU has SSE support (= Pentium III 500, Athlon XP or newer).
- and then I wouldn't need hardware offload.
I call my E8400 fast, but there are samples that need VDPAU if you want to avoid framedrops.
You should really think about partial CPU offload (as in AMD implementation)
I can't speak for AMD implementation, but VDPAU does this in many cases:
your cards are kinda expensive in comparision with AMD ones. I've seen mentioned above card working smoothly with Linux. 50 Euros is nothing for me...
VDPAU cards start below 50€:

Please post your results with Avivo on Linux, I'm curious, Carl Eugen
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