Old NVIDIA card, new FreeBSD = failure?

RW rwmaillists at googlemail.com
Mon Jun 28 22:11:47 UTC 2021

On Sun, 27 Jun 2021 15:45:29 +0200
Stefan Esser wrote:

> The only drawback compared to a modern card is raw performance (but
> the 7750 is already faster than today's typical on-chip VGAs) and
> lack of HW decoding of modern video codecs like VP9.

I wonder if hardware decoding is actually important on desktop
processors. I'm using integrated Intel HD 2500 graphics from
8 years ago with the i915 driver and, AFAIK, I'm seeing 3d
acceleration, but not getting hardware decoding for video. 

1080p x264 decoding in software is using only about 28% of a core with
vlc, 4k video on a 1080p display is about 180%. This is on an 8 year
old, bottom of the range, quad core, sandy bridge i5 cpu. 

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