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Originally Posted by blankenship701 View Post

In terms of SFF media PCs the APUs offer a form factor that is unrivaled by the intel chip + Discreet card. If you are going for the mini ITX form factor good luck finding a card that can match the IGP of the APU and still fit in a small form factor case.

You'd be surprised what can fit in a SFF case. thumb.gif
     
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Really? An APU will NEVER beat an Intel CPU. I don't even know what the guy writing that article is smoking, must be some really good stuff. An APU is pretty much enough power to do web browsing. Thats about it.

I lol'd.
    
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Sandy Bridge is just an urban legend; that kind of chip is impossible with current technology.
What?
    
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^All offense meant to Tom's, you have to be incompetant to make an OC cause that much of a change in idle power consumption. They're not running HWBot benches, there's no need to disable all the power-saving features when you overclock.

Something is definitely amiss, there. HC had the 3870k OCd to 3.6 WITH a discrete 6550 and had lower draw across the board.
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Something is definitely amiss, there. HC had the 3870k OCd to 3.6 WITH a discrete 6550 and had lower draw across the board.

Hey, they had a HD7970 with various faster CPUs (And slower ones) than me getting lower FPS in Skyrim on the same settings. I don't trust them anymore.
    
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If $15 more for 20% more performance is unreasonable please shoot me.

This.

But lol @ that write-up. 600Mhz overclock with a voltage of 1.515v. rolleyes.gif

RIP Tomshardware.
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