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pytivo: will a SSD in laptop speed it up

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by newsposter, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

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    Provided the utility used for coding properly supports multiple cores, the more real cores (not virtual cores like those implemented by Intel) the better. I'm not familiar with laptop CPUs, so I can't name specifics. For desktop PCs, the best CPUs are the AMD 6 and 8 core models. Performance of the Intel processors is significantly better for things like gaming, but an application that can fill up 8 or more processors with pure number crunching is better served by multiple real cores. I'm runninng 3.6 GHz AMD Six Core Phenom II processors.
     
  2. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Intel processors should be fine as well. At work where we have multi-threaded CPU intensive needs we just make sure that hyperthreading and any power-management features are turned off at BIOS level. i.e. You can disable virtual cores.
     
  3. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

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    Surely, but the most cores offered by the Intel I7 is six, and they are only 3.2Ghz - 3.5Ghz (3.8 - 4.0 Overclocked), starting at around $570 and going up to over $1000. AMD, OTOH, offers 8 core CPUs with clocks of 3.1GHz - 4.0GHz (3.7 - 4.2 Overclocked) ranging from $160 to $220. 'Not only much faster for recoding, but much less expensive. Note the six core I7 does outperform the AMD processors for some operations, but not recoding, provided multi-threading is properly employed by the coder and decoder. The 20% faster clock helps significantly, too.

    Yes, and for recoding this is recommended. For other purposes, like gaming and video rendering without recoding, performance will be improved with the virtual cores enabled.
     
  4. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    i just realized last time i installed pytivo it took me a week to get it right lol..ill be back on here tonight needing help i'm sure
     
  5. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    HOLY ^&*(*&&*(

    a file that used to take 1 to 2 hours took 9 MINUTES tonight! i love my new machine :) well worth it
     

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