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Old 02-26-08, 02:13 PM   #1
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What is the absolute minimum cpu required for Blu-Ray playback in a HDCP with a compliant graphics card.

I feel my e6400 would be wasted.
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Old 02-26-08, 10:04 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure my e4400 played my HD-DVD USB 360 **** just fine.... before I returned it,.
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Old 02-27-08, 01:32 AM   #3
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But what about a single core FX-55????
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Old 02-27-08, 03:18 AM   #4
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You can playback a BD with almost 0 CPU if you have a good VP2/3 video card. Yes, a 8800GT supports VP2 and if you get a Cyberlink player that supports PurevideoHD you are set. Don't worry about the CPU at all.
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Default Re: What is the absolute minimum cpu for BD playback

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You can playback a BD with almost 0 CPU if you have a good VP2/3 video card. Yes, a 8800GT supports VP2 and if you get a Cyberlink player that supports PurevideoHD you are set. Don't worry about the CPU at all.
That's true. With the right video card even a P4 should be able to cope with HD-DVD/BD playback.
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Old 02-27-08, 05:52 AM   #6
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Yeah, I get about 3-4% CPU usage playing BluRay's. My works PC with it's Radeon 7000 series and P4 has about 70% usage just with online HD stuff.
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CPU usage also will depend on codec used, MPEG2 Blu-ray uses less CPU then VC1
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Old 02-29-08, 01:14 PM   #8
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What are the chances with an 800mhz PIII and a pci slot 8500gt http://www.sparkle.com.tw/News/SP85_...3_PCI_EN1.html or an ati 2400HD thing.

This old article sort of answers my original question
http://www.hometheatermag.com/gearworks/806gear/
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