Friday, March 25, 2011
Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 02:00 PM
"If you’re in the market for a mini HTPC that won’t break the bank and will provide performance on par to high-end entertainment PCs from just a few years back, you’re probably scratching your head wondering which platform should I buy? On the one hand, you have the proven and popular Intel Atom D525 with NVIDIA ION 2 graphics. On the other, you have AMD’s new E-350 APU, which combines the CPU and GPU on one chip."
By the way things have played out, Intel has never really seemed that interest in the low cost market. While they have had great succcess with the Atom, it has always seemed to me like that never put that much effort into it. Since its original release, there have been a few updates, but with marginal performance improvements and power consumption reduction. It seems like the Atom is the unwanted child in a family of Core i3s, i5s and i7s. Now with AMD finally getting into the market for high performance low powe CPUs, Intel will either have to innoveate, or watch their market share dwindle even more than it already has.