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the most energy efficient HTPC with an AMD processor?

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Any ideas on the most energy efficient HTPC with an AMD processor? I have seen reviews on E-450 as being too choppy for Blu-ray. I certainly want a Blu-ray drive attached. Along with A Hauppauge HDTV PCI-E 1x capture card, which requires 2.2 GHZ supposedly. An E-450 has the lowest TDP. The AM1 processors are 25 TDP with better performance than 18-19 TDP of E-450. I also know for AM3 processors a 170U is 20 TDP and 270U is 25 TDP. But all these processors may need to be overclocked to hit the supposed 2.2ghz for the capture card. Anyone have ideas?
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Any ideas on the most energy efficient HTPC with an AMD processor? I have seen reviews on E-450 as being too choppy for Blu-ray. I certainly want a Blu-ray drive attached. Along with A Hauppauge HDTV PCI-E 1x capture card, which requires 2.2 GHZ supposedly. An E-450 has the lowest TDP. The AM1 processors are 25 TDP with better performance than 18-19 TDP of E-450. I also know for AM3 processors a 170U is 20 TDP and 270U is 25 TDP. But all these processors may need to be overclocked to hit the supposed 2.2ghz for the capture card. Anyone have ideas?

Achieving the most energy efficient htpc (w/ AMD processor) will undoubtedly require a custom build.
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By the way, if ultra low power is your goal, Intel is the way to go.

(Just so you know, that CPU you linked is a notebook processor)

I'd look into the new AM1 socket and do a cool little mini itx or micro atx htpc build.
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