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#21 steve1977 OFFLINE  


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Posted 23 February 2015 - 11:11 AM

What about hardware encoding? I would assume a Xeon without a GPU cannot do so, which would limit the transcoding capabilities? In this case, wouldn't an i5 or an i7 be the better choice for the opening poster?

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 02:22 PM

GPU hardware encoding at this point is not as much a boost to transcoding times as the extra cores of the Xeon would be (and by not as much...it is very little as opposed to double the cores).  As to whether you will get a no video device error will depend on your Xeon implementation (both OS as well as motherboard).  If you get an IPMI equipped board, you don't need a video device.


i7 and Xeon's are comparable...but usually i7's are more expensive.

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