- May 19, 2011
That's because AFAIK MKVs don't get played with any hardware acceleration assistance, hence the CPU usage was really high.I had a P4@3.6 GHz Prescott, so one generation above the OP's CPU.
It was paired with a Radeon HD3850.
It was *barely* able to display 1080p mkv content - it worked, but CPU utilization was really high.
I can't see the OPs rig working for HTPC purposes, unless there will be no 1080i/p playback.