Originally Posted by Stevo
@duckieho I thought people were having issues with the 785G chipset trying to play 1080p, I believe it was some sort of a stuttering issue.
I initially had issues with my 785g paired with a 2400-BE x2
(a 2.3 GHz 45w Brisbane CPU) on a Gigabyte AM2+ board. Had issues with HD TV playback (the stuttering refered to above) and horrible lag with HULU on 1080p. I got a HD4350 and that fixed the issue.
Originally Posted by rui-no-onna
I seem to recall the stuttering issue was mostly present when paired with an AM2 CPU.
About a month ago I was moving some parts around and decided to give the 785g (on a Gigabyte AM3 board this time) another try, but with a Sempron 140. Suddenly, no issues at all (on the same Windows 7 install). I did notice the CPU was running at or near 100% usage with HULU (and was causing the CPU to run hot and the stock HSF to run fast and loud), so I put an Athlon II x2 in it and is all good now.
I used to be against the 785g for HD 1080 playback, due to my previous experience.
With the changes I made, I now I say go for it, but with a note: only with AM3 CPU's. A Sempron 140 will work but would highly recommend at least an Athlon II x2 since that is my personal experience. An AM2+ x4 may work as well (but would probably cost more).