I'm looking to build an HTPC and am trying to decide on the least powered CPU that will still accomplish what I'm looking to do. The goal: to have 4 tv tuner streams and play/stream HD content. Would the G1610 be sufficient? Maybe an A4-5300 or G2020? No gaming, no gimmicks, just straight DVR responsibilities is the plan.
I'm leaning towards the G1610, but just don't know if it will be underpowered, or if the AMD APU's will handle the video better. Thanks ahead of time!
the a8/a10 cpus are all strong quad cores (basically the same core to a fx 4300, only without the L3 cache). they also sport stronger gpus.
the a4/a6 are all dual cores. generally they're low power consumption cpus if you're interested in energy savings.
since you aren't gaming get a non-k version if you can find one cheap enough... if they're more expensive then the k version, you can always downclock or undervolt the k version to lower the power consumption.
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