Originally Posted by LiquidKaos
While I really don't agree with much of what is said here, I do agree that the AMD product is cheaper ghz for ghz, but that is where I have to stop.
1. They APPEAR cheaper but in actuality they are not. A $39 Intel E1200 can easily clock up to 2.5ghz stock volts and 2.8-3.2ghz pushed harder. The $59 Intel E2200 can spank up to 3.4ghz. I would rather have either of these chips then a $57 AMD X2.
2. An idle Intel Celeron E1200 uses almost NOTHING for power, I doubt AMD is even close.
3. While I would say that AMD is better at making chipsets then VIA or SIS, I cannot agree that they make a better chipset then Intel.
1) Why are you overclocking a HTPC? A 2GHz K8 is fine for 1080p playback in Vista. When on sale, you can get an OEM 2.2GHz X2 45w for $25-40 shipped.
2) The newer X2 idle at 7w. Do you have any facts backing your statement?
3) 780G TDP is 11.4w while Intel's best IGP G45 has a TDP of 24w. AMD's IGP is also 2-3 times faster and has less driver issues. AMD's chipsets are better for HTPCs.