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#76
CpTHOOK Wrote:Your right Blu..back on topic

But I hear the A6 is buzzing in the air as an All-In-One and is a bit cheaper than the A8... I'm interested?
i still preferred the more capable and robust hd6550d in a8-3850.
>Alienware X51- do it all HTPC
>Simplify XBMC configurations
>HOW-TO Bitstreaming using XBMC
I refused to watch movie without bitstreaming HD audio!
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#77
bluray Wrote:i still preferred the more capable and robust hd6550d in a8-3850.

Yes FTW! if your going to spend $ just get the good stuff!

You get what you pay for...... Laugh

And yes the a8-3850 has a way better GPU inside the CPU... lol.... Shocked
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#78
Beer40oz Wrote:Yes FTW! if your going to spend $ just get the good stuff!

You get what you pay for...... Laugh

And yes the a8-3850 has a way better GPU inside the CPU... lol.... Shocked

Okay Bet..

But Imma still check the benchmark scores to see what's best for my set-up and report back.. that is.. when I finally sell these streamers and show wifey the change$
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#79
i feel like trying the A6-3500 + ANTEC ISK-100 setup Tongue

but somewhere in 2012,
AMD is going to release new AMD Trinity APU's
which are said to provide 50% performance boost over current Llano APU's!!

i feel like waiting,,,
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#80
CpTHOOK Wrote:Okay Bet..

But Imma still check the benchmark scores to see what's best for my set-up and report back.. that is.. when I finally sell these streamers and show wifey the change$
the closest spec to a8-3850 is this- AMD A6-3650 Llano 2.6GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6530D AD3650WNGXBOX. for $15 more, i still go for the a8-3850.
>Alienware X51- do it all HTPC
>Simplify XBMC configurations
>HOW-TO Bitstreaming using XBMC
I refused to watch movie without bitstreaming HD audio!
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#81
eskro Wrote:i feel like trying the A6-3500 + ANTEC ISK-100 setup Tongue

but somewhere in 2012,
AMD is going to release new AMD Trinity APU's
which are said to provide 50% performance boost over current Llano APU's!!

i feel like waiting,,,
according to the leak info this week (AMD Trinity APU Specs Revealed in Leaked Slides), it's more like 30% increase in performance for both cpu/igpu. 30% increase in trinity is equated to 3800mhz of new core compared to best a8-3850 core at 2900mhz. 3800mhz is huge for an all-in-one cpu!Shocked

intel better come out with a better cpu+igpu to match it soon! Blush

thing will get very interesting early next year! Big Grin
>Alienware X51- do it all HTPC
>Simplify XBMC configurations
>HOW-TO Bitstreaming using XBMC
I refused to watch movie without bitstreaming HD audio!
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#82
When my setup finally work, I'll report back about the performance of my A6-3500.
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#83
bluray Wrote:according to the leak info this week (AMD Trinity APU Specs Revealed in Leaked Slides), it's more like 30% increase in performance for both cpu/igpu. 30% increase in trinity is equated to 3800mhz of new core compared to best a8-3850 core at 2900mhz. 3800mhz is huge for an all-in-one cpu!Shocked

intel better come out with a better cpu+igpu to match it soon! Blush

thing will get very interesting early next year! Big Grin

I need to start thinking for an excuse to upgrade Wink
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#84
Check this benchmark video on games with the A8-3850....

very interesting beats intel....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxlQLzOCxEc

So from the looks of it.... it should be awesome for HTPC.... no external GPU required ....
Now I want one..... Smile
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#85
Some power consumption and game benchmark :

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/dis...-i3_8.html

The A6-3500 consume less than any other in the test for 1080p playback.
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#86
Beer40oz Wrote:Check this benchmark video on games with the A8-3850....

very interesting beats intel....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxlQLzOCxEc

So from the looks of it.... it should be awesome for HTPC.... no external GPU required ....
Now I want one..... Smile
as i mentioned it in several threads, igpu in a8-3850 has very similar performance as hd6570. it'll definitely smash intel igpu, and intel is not known for powerful gpu anyway. core i3 still stronger than a8 core though. but for htpc purpose, a8-3850 cannot be beat by any all-in-one cpu+igpu on the market. if it can compete with hd6670 in that youtube, it should be ready for primetime!
>Alienware X51- do it all HTPC
>Simplify XBMC configurations
>HOW-TO Bitstreaming using XBMC
I refused to watch movie without bitstreaming HD audio!
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#87
awesome vid
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#88
Build Update!

XBMC Slim-2100

OS & Media Center:
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 with XBMC Eden 11.0(Final) + HD Audio

Hardware:

Case: ISK-110 VESA

MOBO: ZOTAC H67ITX-C-E LGA 1155

CPU(Per Aggressive Recommendations): Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz

CPU Cooler Scythe Kozuti SCKZT-1000 CPU Cooler

RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

SSD: Patriot PYRO 60GB SSD Sata III

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Loving this new set-up! But of course I have to describe just a few issues..

First, the CPU cooler recommended by BluRay is awesome. If fits in the case perfectly...BUT, it is too low-profile and wide to fit two memory sticks. SO, I only have one slot filled with a 4gb corsair. See arrow pointing to slot!

Second, If anyone is planning to use this case, you need to be aware that the CPU male power connector will not reach to the CPU female on MOBO. So, you will have to purchase an extender as I have outlined with red arrow. Why Antec made the connector so short is beyond me but no matter!!

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#89
(2011-11-11, 07:11)eskro Wrote: i feel like trying the A6-3500 + ANTEC ISK-100 setup Tongue

Me TOO!! Hence...

"A6-Pack - 150" Cool

Case: Antec ISK 300-150

APU: AMD A6-3500

Mobo: ASRock A75M-ITX

Memory: Kingston HyperX 4GB 1866

SSD Patriot PYRO 60GB SSE $78.99 Fry's with mail-in rebate!

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Look at the SlideShow..!!

Contrary to popular belief... The AMD stock cooler is very quiet and keeps temps between 33-49c depending upon activity/load, i.e., 1080p vids. Pretty much a clone of Beer40z build with a few differences(SSD, CPU cooler Y Case). Beer just builds some awesome shit, so I always copy!!!

Awesome build of course, and I'm booting from cold with MCE remote!



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#90
(2011-08-26, 19:44)CpTHOOK Wrote: Image

hmm... Corsair Vengeance Low Profile would fit i think.
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