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heni72847
20-04-2008, 09:39 AM
My next computer will probably have a Intel Core 2 Duo E8400, 3.00GHz CPU
I don't play games so I might simply grab a motherboard with onboard graphics

However I do intend to watch freeviewHD and blue-ray (eventually..), and since I won't have any hardware acceleration, will the CPU itself be powerful enough for decoding the video?

I've read posts about people needing to buy 8500GT or similar to allow hardware acceleration, but no one really mentions the bare CPU requirements for watching eg. TV3 on freeviewHD without using hardware acceleration from a graphics card.

vitalstatistix
20-04-2008, 09:43 AM
You should be absolutely fine.

somebody
20-04-2008, 09:50 AM
Fine. I'm decoding on a 1.83ghz C2D on my laptop.

heni72847
20-04-2008, 04:20 PM
Any guesses on the CPU utilization?

somebody
20-04-2008, 04:26 PM
Any guesses on the CPU utilization?

Varies. TV1/2 around 50-60%, TV3 around 60-70% depending on the quality of the video.

My system has C2D T5600 (1.83ghz) CPU, 2GB of Ram, and onboard graphics.

SPARTAN 860
20-04-2008, 05:03 PM
Well acutally, Blue ray has very steep system requirements to decode all that drm stuff.

Go here
http://www.cyberlink.com/english/support/bdhd_support/diagnosis.jsp
and download the program, it will scan your system to see if you can play blu ray disks.

apsattv
20-04-2008, 07:46 PM
Should be fine use COREAVC as the codec for playback