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^ That APU i would argue as a good choice perhaps for an HTPC or something mainly doing media playback. From the looks of it this build will be doing a lot of photo editing though as well as other tasks that are going to need the power. For the same price or lower, although for some power consumption tradeoff, the Athlon II/AM3 path would be much better.
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Look at the AMD E350 the motherboard/APU with on die 6310 graphics is $140 by Sapphire or Gigabyte. It is a Micro ITX platform and runs on 8 watts. Very efficient.
How would one of those bench in comparison to an x2 245?
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In terms of CPU firepower, they're above an Intel atom clock for clock but otherwise not necessarily that powerful. The Athlon II with the 880G chipset which is actually fairly energy efficient, should be a better choice esp. for price and need.
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In terms of CPU firepower, they're above an Intel atom clock for clock but otherwise not necessarily that powerful. The Athlon II with the 880G chipset which is actually fairly energy efficient, should be a better choice esp. for price and need.
Yeah I'm pretty sure that the Athlon has a TWP of 65W which is pretty good considering other chips are 125W
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