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i3 2105 vs. A8-3850 ?

post #1 of 13
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Hello guys,

What CPU should i buy for my new htpc?
I will be using it for HD movies and as a torrent download center.

I will not be using it for games....

So which one to get? The A8-3850 or the i3 2105.
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post #2 of 13
Honestly you'll be fine with either one,but the A8-3850 has a much better GPU.
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A8
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+ 1 the A8. Either will do the job though. Look at the total build costs and buy the cheapest.
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Oke. tanx. But also know that i want to use Linux....what about the driver support?
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post #6 of 13
+1 for the A8, AMD generally does pretty well with video...and your GPU is a helluva lot better.
(note: assuming similar pricing. You could also go with an A6 or A4 if you wanted to save some cash. Shouldn't matter if it's a light-use htpc)
post #7 of 13
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Yeah, i have a A6-3500 in thoughts. is there a difference between amd and intel picture quality for movies?
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is there a difference between amd and intel picture quality for movies?
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post #9 of 13
Not really for movies, the level of graphics either chip provides is fine. I'd go with the i3, more reliable.
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Not really for movies, the level of graphics either chip provides is fine. I'd go with the i3, more reliable.
and just exactly how the i3 is more reliable?
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