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HI!

Trying to get some dvds converted to Ipod format so which software takes advantage of dual core CPUs?

Regards

 

Oops...this belongs to the software area :-)

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Divx and Xvid do

 

Xvid is free, DivX I think still costs $

 

oops thats for encoders

 

 

I use DVD-Shrink (whatever the latest one was) and Gordian Knot and as far as I can tell, both Gordian Knot takes advantage of SMP but DVD-Shrink doesn't seem to (but I use it 99.99% of the time anyway)

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Thanks Angry...btw need one simple pick from you....debating right now, x1900xt (at better than xtx speed) or xfx 7800GTX 512MB XXX edition (does 610/1800)? I am crapping my own thread lol

They are both the same price. I am upgrading cause I wont be doing SLI with my mobo (dont want to mod it) so I want a single faster card.

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Thanks Angry...btw need one simple pick from you....debating right now, x1900xt (at better than xtx speed) or xfx 7800GTX 512MB XXX edition (does 610/1800)? I am crapping my own thread lol

They are both the same price. I am upgrading cause I wont be doing SLI with my mobo (dont want to mod it) so I want a single faster card.

 

The 7900GTX is probably cheaper isn't it? Or is that what you meant...

 

Anyways, I'd take the nvidia, not a fan of Ati anymore. They just don't run as well (from my limited experience).

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i think at the moment the X1900XT is the fastest single card in the land

 

but since they are $500+ and the 7900GTX is $500+, I can't afford none of them, and I don't get free vid cards from companies (their loss...I would sell a lot of them just by using them and pimping them as OCZ and GEIL and DangerDen have found out!).

 

I still love ATI...I been hoping they'd come out with a good card as they've begun to fall behind Nvidia again. I don't even know if the X1900XT is more than 16 pipes like the X1800 is (just a supremely overclocked X850XT PE with a couple new gpu features, unlike the 7800GTX which was a 24-pipe card).

 

ie: more pipes are usually more efficient and/or better able to handle extreme gpu loads, especially with today's games that require most of the work to be offloaded from teh cpu to the gpu

 

 

what I would do is a small spec research (anandtech is a good place to begin) and find out what the real differences are between teh X1900XT and the 7900GTX, and then look at some benchmarks of REAL GAMES at Anand, HardOCP, etc (all the review sites that have tested both cards)

 

read as much as you can, and then and only then make a decision. Don't base your decision on what one or even 5 of us say...because one or five of us don't even have one of the cards, let alone both of them to test against each other to give any REAL basis of why we encouraged you to make a certain choice.

 

ATI and Nvidia are both excellent. Read and research as much as you can since you are gonna spend an arm and a leg for either card, and decide for yourself which one you want.

 

And after much reading and research, if you still can't decide (and honestly I don't think there's a lot of difference in performance between the two cards), then flip a coin and choose one (so you can actually begin to enjoy whichever one you pick!)

 

ps Elder Scrolls: Oblivion will work awesome with either card...thats the game most of us have been awaiting like good little trollish-nerds!

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ps Elder Scrolls: Oblivion will work awesome with either card...thats the game most of us have been awaiting like good little trollish-nerds!
:nod:

THe card I am looking at is this XFX 7800GTX XXX not the 7900:

http://www.xfxforce.com/web/product/listCo...urationId=85760

It seems to be pretty much as fast as a 7900 according to latest reviews in most games and the same goes for the 1900xtx so I think I cant go wrong either way. My only concern is if 24 pipelines is better prepared for Oblivion than 48 shaders.

Anyway, back to the dvd rip program, I downloaded Gordian Knot but my CPU usage is extremely low so how can I force it to use my dual core...heck I dont get more than 11% usage.

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  • 1 month later...

Guardian Knot includes a dvd ripper? I got the DIVX with multithreading support but Super DVD Ripper crashes when I enable mutithreading. Also XVID will only use 50%, so I must have missed a setting to enable multithreading. Do I need to get the AMD or Microsoft patch, or does that only apply to gaming? Also I heard that those patches are not for overclocking, is that true?

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