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But the i5 2500K is only another $100, and offers much better performance with equal or better performance per watt.

And the i7 2600K is only another $100 again, and it offers even more performance, with the same great performance per watt.

Where does it end? You had more performance than you needed for an HTPC with Zacate - why pay for more that you won't use?
Exactly.
 
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But the i5 2500K is only another $100, and offers much better performance with equal or better performance per watt.

And the i7 2600K is only another $100 again, and it offers even more performance, with the same great performance per watt.

Where does it end? You had more performance than you needed for an HTPC with Zacate - why pay for more that you won't use?
But I'd rather be able to play some decent games. Also resale value down the road would be better.
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post #53 of 118
i feel AMD dropped the ball on this one.....

The E-350/Hudson platform definitely gets the job done in terms of HTPC needs yet the i3 2100 can do the same and have a ton more uses, enough so that I would use the i3 2100 in my main rig over a Phenom II X4. The E-350 makes more sense for companies to use such as Apple for their AppleTV,etc. than for users like us.

Also you can get a i3 2100/MSI P67 mobo at Microcenter for $125, making the choice even more clear.
Edited by dlee7283 - 4/18/11 at 3:02pm
    
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But the i5 2500K is only another $100, and offers much better performance with equal or better performance per watt.

And the i7 2600K is only another $100 again, and it offers even more performance, with the same great performance per watt.

Where does it end? You had more performance than you needed for an HTPC with Zacate - why pay for more that you won't use?
The 2500k and 2600k have higher power requirements
post #55 of 118
Yep, the 2100t is superior to zacate in every single way. Amazing. Intel is really showing how dominant they are right now. Not much else to say.


... and it is is more expensive. But absolutely worth it here. Like intel could probably charge more, and they would only run into trouble with making the 2100t competitive with other intel products rather then noncompetitive with AMD.

If I can find a laptop that has a 2100t in in for about 600 dollars, I will definitely be picking that up. My new mobile upgrade won't be AMD, yet again it seems. Sorry red team .
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The 2500k and 2600k have higher power requirements
Battery in HTPC, where?
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Battery in HTPC, where?
lolwut. Ever heard of TDP? Thermal Design Power.
post #58 of 118
You won't be finding the 2100T in the netbook market.

The stock heatsink wouldn't even fit in my case.

Take the money you saved buying the E350 and spend it on an SSD, you will have a more responsive system for any tasks that I would expect a person to do with a system that is meant for general use.
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Take the money you saved buying the E350 and spend it on an SSD, you will have a more responsive system for any tasks that I would expect a person to do with a system that is meant for general use.
that is if you buy everything from Newegg. Newegg overcharges on their CPU's big time. I have no idea why people buy CPU's from them even though they charge the worst prices on them.

I can get an i3 SB setup for the same price as a AMD Zacate setup just by going to Microcenter. I don't even have a Microcenter near me yet I would drive a few hours just to get the SB setup because it is so much better and can be upgraded to an i7 if needed down the road.
    
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that is if you buy everything from Newegg. Newegg overcharges on their CPU's big time. I have no idea why people buy CPU's from them even though they charge the worst prices on them.

I can get an i3 SB setup for the same price as a AMD Zacate setup just by going to Microcenter. I don't even have a Microcenter near me yet I would drive a few hours just to get the SB setup because it is so much better and can be upgraded to an i7 if needed down the road.
the i3-2100 deal is not the same as the 2100t. This is specifically about low power draw systems. The board/cpu cost of the i3 is almost 50% more than the zacate. How is this a good comparison?

Edit: Current lowest prices I could find on google shopping, not including tax or shipping, rounded down:

i3-2100t : $134
Zotac H67-ITX Wifi: $151

Total: $285

Amazon for the E350, in most states this is taxed and shipped:

Gigbyte GA-E350N-USB3

Total: $143

How is the argument continuing. Intel wins performance per watt. AMD has a better price point. End of story. The only other bonus is that the H67 had built in wifi and more pci-e lanes.
Edited by mobius9 - 4/18/11 at 5:38pm
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