Ongoing Performance with EPIA SP 13000... (1 Viewer)


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June 24, 2005
...and a Dvico FusionHDTV DVB-T Plus.

Just viewing SDTV at the moment in a window :

  • FusionHDTV (and codec) that comes with the card uses ~ 50%.
    DNTV Live! using Intervideo codecs from WinDVD 7 ~ 20-30%
    Media Portal standing around doing nothing but looking pretty ~ 20%
    Media Portal with Intervideo (Overlay) ~ 40-50%
I don't understand how MediaPortal is put together, but I was surprised to see it consume 20% CPU when it's just sitting there (was just at the MyTV screen with the TV off). Thought it would idle along, which of course it does with anyone running a regular AMD/Intel HTPC, but these little EPIAs are a different story.

Not surprisingly, if I disable DxVA, poor little CPU works hard (100%), and the display gets the stutters.

I look forward to 0.1.3.x to see if the bright lads have found some performance improvements.

But anyway, that's SDTV sorted for me, next is to see if I can get MPEG4 to use the EPIA's hardware.


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    MP uses DirectX9 technologies like a game. Since the integrated VIA graphics card has very poor DirectX9 support, the CPU has do do much work, just displaying MP...



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    June 24, 2005
    Champion, that fills the knowledge gap.

    So that'll mean I'll only have 80% to play with using MP. Things I should have researched before getting this mobo!

    If MPG4 plays ok, then that'll do... I haven't been tempted to MCE yet (although I did acquire the remote), and I'd need to be super-keen to go down the linux path, although I have heard good things about EPIOS. Apparently great hardware support for the EPIA boards.

    Thanks for the DX9 info.

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