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    Phoronix: NVIDIA VDPAU Benchmarks

    Earlier today we shared that NVIDIA is bringing PureVideo features to Linux through a major update in their binary display driver. The NVIDIA 180.06 driver adds VDPAU support on Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD operating systems, with VDPAU being a set of APIs designed by NVIDIA to accelerate video decoding, provide post-processing capabilities, timstamp-based presentation of video frames, and compositing of sub-picture elements. We have now had the time to benchmark the Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix and have seen the benefits of PureVideo features finally arriving on alternative platforms.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=13109

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    Bye bye plans for expensive HTPC box with cooling and noise problems! Hello plans for silent $35 video card!
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    Nvidia's driver just keeps getting better and better, great! i should have gone with the 9800gx2 instead of the 4870

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    holy crap! from the looks of things, as soon as the video got loaded the CPU just sat there and twiddled its thumbs!

    Seriously. AMD. I want to love you. I really do. But now you're back to playing catch up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffro-tull View Post
    holy crap! from the looks of things, as soon as the video got loaded the CPU just sat there and twiddled its thumbs!
    Yes. It would be great if Phoronix tried a few different cards as well to give us a feeling about how powerful the GPU needs to be. How does the much simpler integrated GeForce 8200 compare?

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    Quote Originally Posted by korpenkraxar View Post
    Yes. It would be great if Phoronix tried a few different cards as well to give us a feeling about how powerful the GPU needs to be. How does the much simpler integrated GeForce 8200 compare?
    I would also like to know if a cheap a CPU, like a Sempron LE-1150, can still be capable of smooth playback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbroderick View Post
    I would also like to know if a cheap a CPU, like a Sempron LE-1150, can still be capable of smooth playback.
    No reason it wouldn't be able too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffro-tull View Post
    holy crap! from the looks of things, as soon as the video got loaded the CPU just sat there and twiddled its thumbs!

    Seriously. AMD. I want to love you. I really do. But now you're back to playing catch up.
    Amen.. But at least fix the worst bugs for the remaining Linux ATI/AMD users..

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    What I want to know that is this API usable without the blob, with either nv or vesa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by curaga View Post
    What I want to know that is this API usable without the blob, with either nv or vesa?
    no... you need the binary driver for this.

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