First of all, here is my hardware setup
Intel P4-3.0GHz HT (Dell Dimension 8400)
2x512MB DDR2 @533
Intel 925x motherboard
Nvidia 6800GTO 256mb GDDR3 PCIe, unlocked 4ps and 1vs with rivatuner
SB Audigy 2 output thru S/PDIF
Linksys WMP54G Wireless PCI
Hauppauge Win-TV PCI
2x120GB Seagate SATA in RAID 0
Samsung 16X DVD-ROM
Pioneer 106A DVD-RW
MCE 2005 (all windows update patches)
Nvidia Forceware 66.81
ZP 4.10 beta1 VMR9 with YUV mixing
NVDVD 4.00.59 (smart, non-dxva)
DVDIdle Pro 5.50
Resolution 1920x1080i thru DVI (ext TDMS)
Ffdshow settings (0801a preview):
Levels (Full Range, Output 0-234)
Denoise 3D (FAST)
Resize (1920x1080, lanczos4, L 1.00)
With this setup I get REALLY bad frame drops when ZP is ran in full screen. On my old comp that I replaced (3.0ghz, 1gb ddr, agp8x), I was running the exact software configuration as above with a 5900XT w/o any frame drops, with the exception of the renderer being VMR7. Does changing to VMR9 really take THAT big of a performance hit?? Shouldn't my 6800 be able to handle VMR9 at that resize and output resolution?
In order for me to get smooth playback, all I have to do is drop desktop rez to 1280x720. Then I can resize at 1920x1920 with VMR9 no prob.
I've tried numerous driver sets, 61.77, hacked 65.90, etc. I'm hoping this is a driver problem and can be fixed with the upcoming 70.xx sets. Most services in windows have been disabled, only with the minimum running.
I know some members here got the same PC deal from Dell, can some of you try out my settings and see if you get the same results??