[Ardour-Users] building a new machine for Ardour

Justin M. Streiner streiner at cluebyfour.org
Wed Dec 10 09:31:36 PST 2008

On Wed, 10 Dec 2008, Michael Bechard wrote:

> I see, because the graphics cores use the Unified Memory Architecture. After digging around further (http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-graphics-media-accelerator-developers-guide),
> I found that for the Intel G43 chipset, the graphics core can use up to
> (and over?) 512mb of system memory.  I would be curious, though, how
> much of that system memory is used when running your regular
> non-3D-enabled XFree server environment.  I would guess not much at
> all...

I'm planning to stick with a separate video card if possible.  I've used a 
Matrox Millenium G450 in my existing machine and been very happy with it. 
I haven't looked to see if there is a newer version that has more on-board 
RAM and better dual/multi-monitor support, but that's in the future.  I 
don't particularly care about 3D acceleration on the audio box.  A bonus 
is that many of the Matrox cards are well supported in Linux.


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