[oclug] VIA and Intel ITX boards
radornato at rogers.com
Sun Jul 27 20:38:51 EDT 2008
Hi Damian (& all),
Thank you for your take on my question. Stephen's response brought up
the energy consumption angle, which has led to my current interest in
the new pico-sized EPIA P700, which may tweak my bit of a green streak.
But that's not the point of this post. The point is the following question:
Via has been making some moves to open source their drivers lately, it
seems. In your opinion (open to anyone, actually), could the MPEG-4
performance improve, or is it something that can't get better? Does VIA
have any real hope of gaining support for their open sourcing
initiative? All I've actually got to work with is the tech-media's take
(via Google), which isn't as informative as one might hope, and like
many news media sources, perhaps a bit quick with the negative slant.
The views of real people are helpful.
Damian Gerow wrote:
> Thus spake Stephen Gregory (oclug at kernelpanic.ca) [27/07/08 09:38]:
> : > interested in any experiences any OCLUG members may have had with VIA or
> : > Intel motherboards (as well as VIA processors).
> : regarding the Intel itx board: Tomshardware recently did a review of the
> : Celeron + SiS chipset board. The board has some good features, but the
> : power consumption is much higher then you would expect from that class
> : of board.
> I love the VIA boards. The only problem I've had with them was the great capacitor fiasco of nought-four, but they've since resolved that. Oh, and don't actually expect to get accellerated MPEG4 decompression on those things; the drives are all over the board, and too unrealiable to actually work.
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