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wonder if the new gpu on this platform supports hd audio bistreaming?
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Originally Posted by stumped;11887599 
wonder if the new gpu on this platform supports hd audio bistreaming?

I was wondering that myself... AMD really dropped the ball on that. Their IGP would be perfect for HTPCs except for the limitation of digital audio. People have requested the feature for years and their video cards support it.
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That MSI is sexy. Looking over another source ( http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/amd-fusion-cpus-offer-high-def-graphics-and-power-sipping-performance/) AMD plans on offering a quad-core APU later this year.

This is going to drop the price for the build I'm doing for my GF by quite a bit while performing just the same. <3
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It would be even better if AMD could get something like NVIDIA HybridPower or Optimus working.....


Use the IGP for low-power operations, discrete for gaming/rendering/etc.

As long as it wasn't buggy like Optimus (well, more accurately, as long as the manufacturer made sure that the hybrid graphics drivers don't conflict with others--such as they do on my ASUS UL80JT), I'm all for it.
    
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As long as it wasn't buggy like Optimus (well, more accurately, as long as the manufacturer made sure that the hybrid graphics drivers don't conflict with others--such as they do on my ASUS UL80JT), I'm all for it.
Well, if it's AMD, they only have to be concerned with AMD drivers, not Intel's, too biggrin.gif
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4 PCIE lanes shouldn't be a detriment for my purposes, either.
It wasn't a real detriment to a HD5870 according to TPU's PCIe scaling review, and it wasn't a real detriment to [H]'s GTX480 SLI Surround 16x/4x scaling review biggrin.gif
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You're telling me...

lol
It may have issues with your quad core, depending on its model and the specific GF9300 model... I ran a GF9300 for a bit, ran great with both an E7500 and an E8600 smile.gif I hated the lack of undervolting options though, so I ditched it.

Agh, it freezes randomly with my E7200, the Win7 wifi drivers suck (irnoically, the Vista64 drivers are rock solid....), and it has finicky issues like the nVidia GPU screwing around with WiFi transfer rates....

Honestly, it was far worse than the G31/E7200 job I did for my father before this. I kinda feel bad for "upgrading" his system to the Zotac, even it if is an ITX setup....
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Cool stuff. Looks like they will compete with Atom well enough.

Show me one with an external PSU and we'll talk.

biggrin.gif My HTPC might get one of these as an upgrade at some point... but for now my AT3IONT-I Deluxe is performing fantastically and silently in my custom case.
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I just zacated my bowels!
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That Asus looks awesome. Look at those Heatpipes !
    
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Atoms are too slow, so this should really save our butts (we have no choice) smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Sparhawk;11889017 
Cool stuff. Looks like they will compete with Atom well enough.

Show me one with an external PSU and we'll talk.
You mean internal PSU?
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