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Will Sempron LE-1200 + 780G play HD movies (smoothly) ???

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September 4, 2008 10:53:41 AM


Will an AMD Sempron LE-1200 Sparta 2.1GHz 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 45W Single-Core + 780G board will be able to play hi def movies (VC-1 - H264 - WMA HD )?

This is will be my cpu untill AMD goes 45nm with quad so I want to invest as little as possible untill then...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks

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September 4, 2008 11:23:39 AM

It should be able to play HD media files without issue provided there is very little running in the background. If you haven't already bought the chip you may want to look into a 4450e or 4850e ($59 and $64 retail version as currently listed at Newegg). Both of these options will work in the same motherboard, faster HT, 2 cores, and are rated at a higher core speed. They also have the same 45w max TDP. I think for a little extra money this represents a fairly significant improvement even if you do plan to upgrade in the near future.

But thats just my opinion.
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September 4, 2008 12:28:09 PM

As long as you use the right software, it should play fine. Thats the point behind the 780G. by using the decode features found in the "video card", you don't need a beefy CPU. Your CPU should be fine.
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September 4, 2008 12:39:09 PM

I went for a 5200 with a 780G, granted you could use a less powerful CPU but I wouldn't go with the strict minimum, I agree with Dacrath here and would go for something a little more energetic.
September 4, 2008 12:39:26 PM

Thanks
Where I live the Sempron cost 50$ and 4450 100$ (I Know it's high...) - So as long as it runs smoothly HD I'll prefer to wait for DENEB a few months and buy the sempron for now.
It's an HTPC.
I found this at tom's: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-780g-chipset,17...
they did the test with an old sempron 1.8Ghz so I think 2.1Ghz new sempron will do fine untill Deneb.



Thanks again
September 4, 2008 1:05:23 PM

Yes, the 3500 or above chip will do a fine job.

I picked up a 5000+ for my 780G in my htpc, for around $48.
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September 4, 2008 10:58:56 PM

A faster CPU will always be nicer, but again, the one you have picked out will be fine. (as shown by your link.)
September 6, 2008 3:38:09 AM

yep...been thinking of building my own AMD 780G + AMD X2 4850e... just waiting for some cash
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September 6, 2008 6:07:38 AM

Well you know the Sempron LE-1300 is 2.3GHz, 200MHz faster, and it will set you back 48.24 with shipping from new egg. An Athlon 5000+ is now at 59.50 with free shipping. I guess if you want to buy it locally that CPU should be fine, just don't be running Norton in the background ^_^
September 6, 2008 7:05:00 AM

AKIRA972 said:
Thanks
Where I live the Sempron cost 50$ and 4450 100$ (I Know it's high...) - So as long as it runs smoothly HD I'll prefer to wait for DENEB a few months and buy the sempron for now.
It's an HTPC.
I found this at tom's: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-780g-chipset,17...
they did the test with an old sempron 1.8Ghz so I think 2.1Ghz new sempron will do fine untill Deneb.



Thanks again


The 780G is a nice little board. If you want to do light gaming, then you can play Spore next week on AMD's IGP:

http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/09/05/...

I'll finally get an 8750 for the Gigabyte 780G board I bought months ago. I can't wait for Deneb, but I don't think Deneb will be 95 watts, so bios issues aside, most 780G boards don't support 125 watts:


http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/09/04/...

From what I remember, Blu-Ray playback requires a 2 gigahertz dual core, so I'd go with a cheap X2 instead of the sempron for futureproofing, but if you don't want Blu-Ray then the Sempron will do.
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