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News Broadcom announces Crystal HD chip

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 24 Dec 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    wow
    getting HD without the cons
     
  3. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    Hardware flash support sounds good to me, tempting to get one to put in my laptop, it can struggle with the more difficult flash games even with a 1.8GHz C2D.

    I may finally have a use for the empty "HSDPA" slot.

    Do we know how it compare in power consumption to an ION chipset, bearing in mind you will have to have the Intel one too?
     
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    yes, yes it does ^_^
     
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    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    I prefer if manufacturers used ION over this, but what the heck, I should count my blessings before wanting more.
     
  6. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Broadcom are Linux haters.
    They've never released linux drivers for their wifi chips, they won't for this.
    I'm looking towards ION for next time.
     
  7. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    can they put one on a low profile pci card, for those atom boards that didnt have an ion chipset ????
     
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    This will be the first then : http://www.broadcom.com/support/crystal_hd/
     
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    TomH And like that... he was gone.

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    I would have preferred that they'd created a back-end to VA-API for the Linux support and then seen to implementing further support for that within XBMC, but it's really, really awesome to see a unilateral support coming for a new piece of hardware so soon. Now to see about buying one in PCI-E x1 guise!
     
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