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HTPC: Integrated vs. Dedicated?

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Another thread with no op

If you have a strong enough dedicated graphics I.e Intel HD graphics or ati equivalent do it.

otherwise get a cheap little card that will do what you need
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Not sure what a thread without op is but I can verify what the "not-op" is saying. I have the A8-3850 APU and it has no problem playing Blu Rays or even many current games for that matter. For an HTPC, use the nice integrated graphics if you can.
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Yea the Llano APU's can handle bluray playback without an additional graphic card but for an Intel CPU you're gonna need to get a dedicated card.
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I am the OP, and this thread used to have two pages of responses...I suspect shenanigans.
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LLano is ready to rock as an HTPC. A cheaper SB chip plus a GT 430 can output native HD audio and would be faster computationally.

I would personally go Llano if it's simply an HTPC and gaming/computation is not a factor. It would be low power and with an SSD you could make it super small.
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