My virtual friend bingo_bongo challenged me to measure the performance while playing the Planet_Earth_From Pole_to_Pole_1080p_sample_16ref.mkv on my Acer Aspire Revo Single Core Atom Nettop.
Since my previous test was done on Window Vista, with a not-so-challenging sample like this one I’ve decided to give it a try on Windows 7 (32-bit).
I was using Media Player Classic Cinema with EVR Custom Presenter forced on DirectX 9, with MPC H.264 Decoder DXVA no FGT on NVidia ION driver 4318 (installed from K-Lite codec pack).
The subtitiles were on and working.
The video and audio was running perfectly smooth, on cascade ripples as well during the entire sequence with the birds.
Here is the CPU behavior (Kernel time in Red). I’ve marked with two arrows the start and the stop of the video. The high CPU spikes at beginning and end, were generated by maximizing/minimizing full screen.
With proper codec configuration the NVidia ION on Single Core Atom is perfect for Full-HD playback.