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  1. Miska

    HQ Player

    Amount of cache, clock frequency and number of cores are important factors. So as many cores as possible without cutting clock frequencies. Not really, 16 GB is plenty... Yeah, technically HQPlayer OS 4.24 should work nicely on AMD too, but it has got very little testing on AMD platforms. But reports are of course welcome.
  2. NAA side (networkaudiod on HQPlayer OS, and NAA OS) works on that hardware. But hqplayerd would require different build to run on those Atom CPUs. This is the "make EC modulators work on more powerful hardware or be compatible with old/small CPUs" kind of dilemma. Ubuntu or Debian and respective regular build works on that hardware too. FC33 build won't.
  3. Now I have an idea... What kind of CPU do you have? Now HQPlayer OS build requires AVX2, it is practically similar to the "amd" build of hqplayerd.
  4. If the network interface(s) get connected and configured? What kind of NIC hardware do you have? I recommend sticking to 1 Gbps Intel adapters. Recent Realtek adapters are known to be problematic since they fail to provide up to date drivers to upstream Linux kernel.
  5. Miska

    HQ Player

    I'm using ASUS ROG STRIX B550-E GAMING. But running Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 on it. For HQPlayer OS I would stick with Intel hardware for now.
  6. Miska

    HQ Player

    Conversion between rate families is heavier due to higher memory bus load.
  7. Miska

    HQ Player

    2.5x times compared to... ?
  8. Today I've been playing with my new Ryzen 9 laptop as a HQPlayer server. Files served from NUC "NAS" running Debian Buster (and has also Roon core), wired to my gigabit office network. Laptop with Ryzen 9 5900HS CPU and RTX 3060 GPU. Connected to the office network over WiFi. Playback to a Linux-based NAA, also wired to the gigabit office network, and output to Denafrips Ares II. So both the source content and output travels over the same wireless network link. Works perfectly fine. On wired network this is even more straightforward, since it
  9. Miska

    Linux Support

    Yes... No, the above meta-package will pull in those two meta packages, which in turn pull in the actual latest kernel image and header packages. Note that this kind of assumes that you are on Mint 20.1 (ulyssa) which is based on Ubuntu 20.04 (focal).
  10. The CPU is not necessarily best choice, since it has limited clock speeds due to high core counts. But certainly with this CPU and HQPlayer you need to use Linux as OS and the AMD optimized build. Otherwise performance will suffer. For offloading those sinc filters to the GPU, the Nvidia driver needs to be new enough (>= v465). Otherwise CUDA doesn't become active (pay attention to check HQPlayer interface or nvidia-smi that it actually becomes active). And of course the HQPlayer build needs to be CUDA-enabled (Ubuntu or Windows build).
  11. It works if you install the recommended "linux-lowlatency-hwe-20.04" meta-package. This "hardware enablement" package adds support for bunch of newer hardware that the older kernels lack support for. It likely also works with my latest 5.10 based custom kernel. Worth trying both package builds on this hardware. With the regular build you get AVX-512 support. With the "amd" build you won't, but still full AVX2 support. And somewhat different workload distribution in above cases.
  12. Miska

    Linux Support

    Ubuntu should automatically pick up the lowlatency as default. If you are on Ubuntu 20.04, you should be already having 5.8 kernel. If you install meta-package "linux-lowlatency-hwe-20.04" you get latest low latency "hardware enablement" kernel Canonical produces. Currently this is 5.8. If you keep your system up to date you get this updated regularly. My custom kernel is currently 5.10 which is latest official long term maintenance Linux kernel: https://www.kernel.org/category/releases.html
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