I am building a new PC shortly, and want to establish what the minimum spec I need for being future proofed against decoding 1080p videos (HD-DVD or Blu-Ray)
I have a measly 2.6GHz Athlon 64 at the moment, and this cannot cope with sample 1080p content I have downloaded from the web (trailers and the like)...
Could any of you who are playing back 1080p content (ideally from a HD-DVD drive or Blu-Ray) suggest how much of your CPU decoding takes?
I have a 7800GTX that I am keeping for a while, which unfortunately doesn't help with H.264 or VC-1 decoding.
I would guess that the minimum is about a Core 2 Duo 6320 at 1.86GHz, or 6420 at 2.13 GHz, am I right?