Originally Posted by tasospaok123
DrBrogbo, you probably did something wrong. With the proper codec configuration, my N270 + ION was able to handle even 1080p MKVs. The problem was with Flash Video. For some reason i could only get GPU accelerated Flash video only in IE. If the system was idling and i loaded a 1080p MKV (using MPC-HC), CPU Usage was @ 50-60% and GPU-Z showed that the GPU was @ 40-50% (Depending on the video). It was pretty good as a Media center. Now, when it came to Flash video, chrome and firefox just used the CPU and that choked it really. The Atom N270 was unable to play a 480p YouTube video.
Yeah the Bluray rips I was talking about were 1080P MKVs played through Media Player Classic. They worked well, outputting 5.1-channel optical as well, but if anything ran in the background, the video would kind of skip and stutter, even though CPU usage never hit even 80%. I couldn't torrent at all, or run anti-virus, or do updates, or run backup software, or anything else. If the browser were open, and there were some animated gif or ad on a web page, the MKV video would skip all over the place.
If the ONLY thing I needed it for was music and movie rips, it would have been fine, but everything else took so much longer on that computer. Even right-clicking, it took about 4 seconds to pop up the menu, and opening a freshly installed Chrome took about 17 seconds. It got to the point where I almost clicked on the shortcut again, thinking it hadn't registered my click the first time. Everything took easily twice as long on that computer, and I found myself hating using it.