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It largely depends on the codec. If it was Xvid or DivX then it could be possible - I can even run 60fps 720p Xvid on a 1.6GHz Core Duo, and the Core Solo/Duo have extremely similar IPC to an Athlon 64.

However, nowadays pretty much every modern video codec is more demanding CPU-wise than Xvid and DivX are.
Edited by Nintendo Maniac 64 - 10/23/12 at 11:40pm
 
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Are you sure?
Not challenging, ... it's been a while since I rocked 939. But I'm fairly sure my A64 3000+ did 1080p without an issue.
Possible I'm thinking of 720p and just remembering wrong, but I don't think so. confused.gif
Any single core A64 from a Venice 3800+ and below cant run 1080p out of the box. My A64 3800+ Venice packing 3GB of DDR 400 couldn't even run Netflix in HD, without the video and audio being out of sync (100% CPU load).
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Any single core A64 from a Venice 3800+ and below cant run 1080p out of the box. My A64 3800+ Venice packing 3GB of DDR 400 couldn't even run Netflix in HD, without the video and audio being out of sync (100% CPU load).

Like I said earlier in the thread, it was at 2.6. I know for a fact it did Netflix without an issue and I'm fairly sure I did 1080p without an issue.

Had 1GB of DDR-400. D9GKX that I spent almost $150 on back then ... LOL

Codecs explain the 1080p but I'm sure on the netflix part. I wish I still had the rig to dust it off and do an experiment redface.gif

Is there not a LQ version of NetFlix? I stopped using it when my CC got stolen and never got around to renewing it since I download to my file server now.
Edited by The Pook - 10/24/12 at 12:08am
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Like I said earlier in the thread, it was at 2.6. I know for a fact it did Netflix without an issue and I'm fairly sure I did 1080p without an issue.
Had 1GB of DDR-400. D9GKX that I spent almost $150 on back then ... LOL
Codecs explain the 1080p but I'm sure on the netflix part. I wish I still had the rig to dust it off and do an experiment redface.gif
Is there not a LQ version of NetFlix? I stopped using it when my CC got stolen and never got around to renewing it since I download to my file server now.
You should because even at 2.7GHz it still wont run Netflix in HD without being out of sync. Expecting HD out of a single core is asking too much. In VLC with a few settings tweaked you can run 720p at a acceptable sync (sometimes it will still go out of sync). Tho with Netflix there isn't much you can "tweak" with silverlight to get it to run better. I can confirm this because the rig im selling in my sig, I have tried running Netflix in HD so many times. Then I upgraded to a Athlon II x3 and it runs HD without a single problem. These old A64's are badarse, just not streaming HD material. On my Athlon II 450 streaming a HD video on Netflix takes around 35% CPU.
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Expecting HD out of a single core is asking too much. In VLC with a few settings tweaked you can run 720p at a acceptable sync (sometimes it will still go out of sync).

Yet again, this is largely dependent on the codec. I could run YouTube's 720p WebM encodes in VLC smoothly on even an old 2GHz 1C/1T Pentium 4. And using "set affinity" to have VLC only use one core, I still can run a 720p h.264 from YouTube just fine with a 1.9GHz Athlon 64.

For reference, WebM/VP8 is of similar quality to VC-1 - higher than Xvid & DivX, but lower than h.264.
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Update: Upgraded the system to Win8 pro and it's manhandled every high res stream I've thrown at it so far, the new windows seems much better at GPU optimization and memory efficiency than 7. Thanks for all of the replies everyone thumb.gif
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wow that is good news. Glad you got it working. Interesting find. Thanks for the reply. thumb.gif
Maybe its a new version of silverlight or like you suggested. Either way that is very interesting.
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