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amd 780g or intel g35 for htpc

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by gtir666, 21 Mar 2008.

  1. gtir666

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    im a bit stuck with above, its for watching blurays mainly and hdmi will go to an onkyo 605 so next question is do either transmit dolbyhd or dts hd over hdmi?
     
  2. spicypixel

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    AMD 780g. G35 doesnt hardware decode video let alone the latest formats.
     
  3. tutu

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    AMD 780G or P35+ATI HD 3450/3650 :D

    I wouldn't touch Intels integrated - no VC-1 acceleration ASFAIK and zip all gaming performance (compared to 780G).

    CPU wise I would go for a Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Black Edition (65nm, multiplier unlocked) - at least until the new energy efficient one is released or Intel E2xxx series (plus a mild overclock)

    As for the HDMI question, I don't know!
     
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  4. shaffaaf27

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    the 780G has a 2400pro built in (on a 55nm process)
     
  5. shaffaaf27

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    therefore all video encoding is done by it and you get the whole hdmi sound etc.
     
  6. edgedemon

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    780G as it will decode in hardware and if you find the 2400Pro lacking, you can always add another cheap ATI card and have hybrid crossfire...

    I think AMD designed the 70G with HTPC use in mind...
     
  7. ubern00b

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    To answer your question about the sound formats, nothing yet outputs (pc based I mean) the new formats. The HDMI out is just SPDIF over HDMI, so limited to 1500kb/s in bandwidth. Far below the bitrate of the new sound formats.
     
  8. Tee Hee Johnson

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    780G, no doubt about it...

    /closethread
     
  9. james.miller

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    no you wont:)
     
  10. shaffaaf27

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    why not....?
     
  11. james.miller

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    as ubernoob said, there's nothing around right now that can output LPCM (uncompressed pcm) or the bitstream HD audio formats (Dolby TrueHD / DTS: Master audio) form a pc source. all you'll get is spdif quality as that is really all they are doing atm - hooking up the spdif output from a sound device and passing it through the hdmi output.
     
  12. gtir666

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    Thats a bit of bummer on the sound front:(

    Thanks for your input chaps looks like its a no brainer for 780g. This the spec ive just come up with your comments(apart from cpu;))

    Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H AMD 780G Micro-ATX (Socket AM2) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard £59.99
    (£70.49) £59.99
    (£70.49)
    AMD Phenom Quad Core 9500 2.20GHz (Socket AM2) - Retail £104.99
    (£123.36) £104.99
    (£123.36)
    Pioneer BDC-202BK 5x BD-ROM + 12x12 DVD±RW Serial ATA Dual Layer ReWriter - (Black) - OEM £72.99
    (£85.76) £72.99
    (£85.76)
    OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) PC2-6400C5 Dual Channel Vista Gold Series DDR2 (OCZ2G8004GK) £46.99
    (£55.21) £46.99
    (£55.21)
    Akasa SATA-2 45cm Silver Data Cable £3.99
    (£4.69) £7.98
    (£9.38)

    Ive already got an antec fusion but fancy a silverstone ml02 which ocuk dont sell:(