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Move to AMD Fusion (APU)?


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Currently have Athlon X II 250 CPU (with Scythe Shuriken cooler) with 5450 GPU for HD and bitsreaming.

So really wondering what benefit the new AMD APUs have over a more traditional setup, re cooling/power consumption.


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I'm running an Asus mini-ITX fusion board in a tiny little HTPC case, no fans, external power brick.... The case does get warm to the touch.... the cats seem to think its a butt-warmer and sit on it. It runs Win7 and XBMC like a charm and plays everything I can throw at it without a hitch.

Also got one of the Asus uATX Fusion board in a second HTCP.

I'm very happy with both of them.

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