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Personally for the every day user and HTPC guys out there, Zacate wins from a price stand point. There really isn't much that can kill it there.
 
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Wow... AMD got to the top for once in a segment in 4 years, and Intel pushed it back to the bottom in a matter of weeks.
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Wow... AMD got to the top for once in a segment in 4 years, and Intel pushed it back to the bottom in a matter of weeks.
for 2x the price like alway
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Wow... AMD got to the top for once in a segment in 4 years, and Intel pushed it back to the bottom in a matter of weeks.
Using the words "top" and "bottom" make it seem much worse than it is...

I personally have a dm1z, so I'm a little butthurt by this.
 
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also wasnt there some guy in the amd forums trying to overclock his amd 350 to 3.6hz?

HERE
http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/98...rclocking.html
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for 2x the price like alway
While that is true, you have to consider that the price is a reflection of the product, and not the opposite (consider if AMD had a similar CPU to the i7 990x, it would also price it excessively high because of the product's position). In recent years, AMD has always appealed to the price/performance side, because it has been a little behind Intel on technology and so occupied that niche of the market to stay in the race.

If the i3 2100T performed worse than AMD's E350, then it would have been probably cheaper.
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While that is true, you have to consider that the price is a reflection of the product, and not the opposite (consider if AMD had a similar CPU to the i7 990x, it would also price it excessively high because of the product's position). In recent years, AMD has always appealed to the price/performance side, because it has been a little behind Intel on technology and so occupied that niche of the market to stay in the race.

If the i3 2100T performed worse than AMD's E350, then it would have been probably cheaper.
Doesn't really change the fact that for the purpose these platforms are the E-350 is a better proposition. HTPCs are for media consumption, low power, small form factors, and low noise. They're not for high performance, like some other poster mentioned. If you want high performance, look at a normal Core i3 or a Phenom II X4 instead. Someone else mentioned an issue with Intel's HD 1000 IGP not supporting native Blu-Ray video FPS, resulting in tearing. I think that's an important thing to mention. As far as media consumption goes, AMD is either the same or better. Only thing worth mentioning about Intel in this segment is QuickSync, and I don't think that justifies $100 more.
    
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Wow... AMD got to the top for once in a segment in 4 years, and Intel pushed it back to the bottom in a matter of weeks.
Uh, doesn't Zacate compete with Atom, while Llano will compete with Sandy Bridge?
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"Every watt counts."

Obviously these people have never heard of the Geforce 400 series.
    
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The article is trying to compare the best performance per watt. In that case, Intel wins.

However, the AMD APU here can easily handle Bluray content due to the more powerful integrated GPU it has, making it the winner for cost and efficiency in HTPCs and laptops. I would much rather have the Zacate APU in an HTPC since it uses less wattage at load than my laptop does idling, and handles 1080p content like nothing.

Personally, I don't see this as that big of a deal. If I'm not mistaken, don't these APUs come with the board too?

And taking the time to build an HTPC with the cheapest solution, I came up with $340 total. Maybe $370 after shipping costs.
     
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