Pros: Performance for low power consumption
Cons: Not that much performance
This is a great little HTPC chip. Low power consumption and compatible with just about any Socket AM2 board, in case you're not willing to blow $100 on a new Atom/ION(2) setup or AMD E-Series APU setup.
It provides much better CPU performance than the Intel Atom, though not enough to be anything worthy. Windows 7 does not run particularly fast when I attempt to multitask.
The CPU will CPU-accelerate decoding if needed, otherwise all decoding can be done with the GPU (Radeon HD 4200/785G in my machine).
I also happened to get mine free, though there are various places you can get this for low cost.