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Re: Advice on system purchase

Am Montag, 29. Oktober 2012 schrieb Mark Allums:
> On 10/29/2012 2:51 AM, Andrei POPESCU wrote:
> > On Du, 28 oct 12, 22:09:01, Mark Allums wrote:
> >> Ah, I misunderstood your requirements quite a bit.  i3 is adequate
> >> for media center work.  Some Atoms are fine for decoding 1080p, but
> >> it's better to rely on dedicated hardware.
> > 
> > Do you know for sure (i.e. first hand experience) they can do it?
> > Hardware decoding needs proper software support as well and I'm not
> > fond of compiling VCS snapshots to get it. If the hardware decoding
> > works, fine, but I wouldn't rely on it... yet.
> > 
> > I'll have to look for an Atom that can match my Dual Core.
> > 
> > Kind regards,
> > Andrei
> I read an article.  However it was a very specific thing.  Only a
> couple  of model nos. were qualified.  I'm afraid I can't recall the
> source of the article.  I am not keen on Atoms for desktops or media
> centers, because the choice of hardware, e.g., motherboards, are very
> limited. Most of the Atoms go into low end netbooks and the like, and
> even if you find anything, the saving in Euros will not be worth the
> trade off in power, in my opinion.

For me Atoms will be interesting with the new version that contains Intel 
Graphics instead of needing to rely on gfx from the third party vendor.

I think it was Valleyview and a short internet search seems to confirm 

Martin 'Helios' Steigerwald - http://www.Lichtvoll.de
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