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2009-01-06 12:37 AM
granduncle Architecture was probably the wrong term. But those CPUs are different.
Their decoding performance difference is bigger than GHz would suggest.
2009-01-05 11:28 PM
mr_raider
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Those are different architecture CPUs: 5200+ and 4850e.
IIRC, the 4850e when overclocked to around 2.8GHz matches the 5200.
No they're not. They are both K9, 65nm, Brisbane cores. The only difference is that the 4850e has a TDP of 45W.
2009-01-05 10:20 PM
jean luc picard good article. thankyou.

i think my dream of running blu-ray on an old athlon @ 2.2 GHz is dead. hopefully digital downloads make more inroads this year and then blu ray can kiss my ass.
2009-01-05 06:43 PM
granduncle Those are different architecture CPUs: 5200+ and 4850e.
IIRC, the 4850e when overclocked to around 2.8GHz matches the 5200.
2009-01-05 06:25 PM
mr_raider Why do they say than AMD at 2.5Ghz can't play HD, while it can at 2.7Ghz? Does an 8% speed bump make a difference?
2009-01-05 04:22 PM
FootandMouth Yes I noticed and edited the post...thanks for the relink though
2009-01-05 03:47 PM
granduncle You noticed it is from 2005, right?

Here is this year's
http://arstechnica.com/guides/buyer/...00812-htpc.ars

This is interesting as well
http://www.anandtech.com/guides/showdoc.aspx?i=3486&p=1
2009-01-05 03:39 PM
FootandMouth
Interesting Article on building a HTPC @the end of 2008

I found some very useful info here, although it's american so some of the issues around HD recording might be different in Canada

http://arstechnica.com/guides/buyer/...00812-htpc.ars

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