How powerful processor do I need for 1080p?

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How powerful processor do I need for 1080p?

Postby psxgamer » Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:40 am

First of all, I’d like to thank the developer or developers of this great piece of software. A absolutely superb application, that I can’t live without.

And straight to business: My current computer is as follows: Win7 64-bit, Intel E4500, 4Gb RAM and Ati HD4350 (witch just broke, I’, picking up Ati HD5450 today). 720p Matroska –files play flawlessly, but almost all 1080p mkv-files provide to be too much for my processor. So I’m thinking of buying a newer model second hand. New CPU:s still cost way too much for me (I really don’t need a quick CPU for anything more than for PS3 Media Server since I don’t play PC games).

So could people please give me instructions what kind of processor do I need to have good 1080p video playback? I noticed E7500 for about 70 Euros second hand, and E6400/E6500 for about 30-40 Euros. Are these models enough, or do I need a Quad-series CPU?

Can PS3 Media Server made to support the GPU in the future? I understand that this is a new very popular method used by video player, Windows 7 and ever future versions of Internet Browsers. So could PS3 Media Server ease up the load on the processor?
Thanks everyone in advance for helping me out!
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Re: How powerful processor do I need for 1080p?

Postby meskibob » Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:40 pm

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7790#p36430
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3507 (GPU through CUDA using AviSynth or MEncoder)
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Re: How powerful processor do I need for 1080p?

Postby psxgamer » Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:07 am

So if I undestood correctly I need a at least 2,66Ghz CPU to properly transcode 1080p-videos? So E6XX -series is not powerfull enough, I need atleast E7XX-series CPU?

But what do you mean with the "(GPU through CUDA using AviSynth or MEncoder)" -sentence? I didn't notice any GPU guides in your link.
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Re: How powerful processor do I need for 1080p?

Postby seven2k » Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:01 pm

psxgamer wrote:So if I undestood correctly I need a at least 2,66Ghz CPU to properly transcode 1080p-videos? So E6XX -series is not powerfull enough, I need atleas E7XX-series CPU?

But what do you mean with the "(GPU through CUDA using AviSynth or MEncoder)" -sentence? I didn't notice any GPU guides in your link.



Im with you. GPU means video card processor. I ask if one needed a video card to do ps3ms and they said no. I guess I must need clarification.
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Re: How powerful processor do I need for 1080p?

Postby meskibob » Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:55 pm

You don't need a video card for PMS to work.
However, there are ways to get PMS to use your GPU (only for H264 video)if your CPU isn't up to snuff.
Currently requires a CUDA capable NVIDIA card and either
a) AviSynth and CoreAVC, which is detailed in a couple of the guides in the linked tutorial thread
b) MEncoder (with some tweaking, not fully supported by default), which has been discussed on the forum in a few different locations (check ExSport's posts)
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Re: How powerful processor do I need for 1080p?

Postby ps3slimhardcoregamer » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:09 am

Just want to share my opinion.

My PC is awful, it can't run 720p nor 1080p, but streaming to PS3 in MP4 container or converting via mkv2vob then playing on PS3, works fine.

If you don't want to spend any money on upgrading do like me.

Every conversion looses quality but it's obvious an encode is inferior to the original source no matter what.
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Re: How powerful processor do I need for 1080p?

Postby devildog93 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:34 pm

ps3slimhardcoregamer wrote:Just want to share my opinion.

My PC is awful, it can't run 720p nor 1080p, but streaming to PS3 in MP4 container or converting via mkv2vob then playing on PS3, works fine.

If you don't want to spend any money on upgrading do like me.

Every conversion looses quality but it's obvious an encode is inferior to the original source no matter what.



With Mkv2Vob, you can select the encoding quality, and produce video that looks equal to the source file (so close, you cannot tell the difference)
The trade-off, however, is time it takes to complete the task. Just to clarify.
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Re: How powerful processor do I need for 1080p?

Postby psxgamer » Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:46 am

Using Mkv2Vob takes waaaaaay too much time. I personally see no way of using it, I prefer playing "just" 720p-video rather than waiting several hours for Mkv2Vob to encode 1080p-material.

But back to the topic: Do I need atleast E7XX-series CPU, or does E6XX suffice? What about Q-series, too fast and too expensive?
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Re: How powerful processor do I need for 1080p?

Postby seven2k » Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:03 pm

psxgamer wrote:Using Mkv2Vob takes waaaaaay too much time. I personally see no way of using it, I prefer playing "just" 720p-video rather than waiting several hours for Mkv2Vob to encode 1080p-material.

But back to the topic: Do I need atleast E7XX-series CPU, or does E6XX suffice? What about Q-series, too fast and too expensive?



I had a Pentium D 3.2 but looked around and found good deals on AMD Athlon II x4 CPUS and Mobo combos and memory.
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Re: How powerful processor do I need for 1080p?

Postby psitorn » Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:06 pm

I am running 1080p perfectly from my laptop with C2D 2.13 Ghz & 2GB RAM. No problems at all...
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