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    Totally,
    I have just been doing a good bit of reading on them, the A4-5000 sounds like it might be the best fit for power consumption (but the A4-5200 would be ok as well with my current plan to either use the same power or less). Might have to wait a few months before they are available but that works ok with my upgrade path for the 2nd half of this year. The new atom's look to be too far out at this stage to catch my eye which is a shame. Not to worry, the e350 has been a great low power setup thus far.


     
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    Thanks kiwijunglist for the advice with AMD A6-5400K CPU which seems to be a good value, though it is a really powerful CPU/iGPU. However, when it comes to passive cooling, AMD A6-5400K (TDP 65W) compared to AMD E-350 (TDP 18W), AMD A4-5000 (TDP 15W) or the AMD A6-5200 (TDP 25W) seems to be tricky to cope with the thermal output.
     
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    Yes those new CPUs will be great for small form factor htpc once they are widely available and the price has stabilised. You could easily run them passive in a low airflow case. I think the current low wattage cpu's eg. AMD E350 are a bit slow in the GPU department, but hopefully these new ones will be better. I think the AMD A4-5000 (15W) and A4-5200 (25W) will be good, not sure about the others due to their lower GPU clock speeds. E1-2X00 only supports 1333 speed ram, so would avoid that in favour of E2-3000 which supports 1600 ram and has a faster gpu clock. - These are all educated guesses of course.
     
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    A4-5000 it is, now just have to wait for the silicon to be available (hopefully integrated into a itx board)
     
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    Hi all,
    I also have a E350 based Board and must say that I have serious issues with FullHD. My setup is as outlined in this thread. Codecs are only LAV with "DXVA2 native". MP displays FULL-HD unusable and interesting enough, latest VLC has the same problems(VLC GPU Acc. enabled).
    The file to display comes from my cable provider in the format (according to „Mediainfo“)
    7 680 Kbps, 1 280 * 720, AVC , High@L4.0


    Heard on a forum with issues around the REALTEK HDMI drivers and a recommendation to use only AMD ones. Does anybody know about that ?

    I would be happy if some of you guys that have a working E350 setup would test play one of my MP recorded files. I would provide a link with the video file (recorded from ARTE HD, 350MB) as a private message due to copyright fears.

    Best regards
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    try overclocking your ram and also are you dropping frames in mediaportal ?press shift + 1
     
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    What kind of issues?
     
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    Heavy stuttering with both video and audio.


    Dropped frames around 40-50 in one min, jitter around 9-11.

    Could clock the RAM only to 1333.
     
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    your ram was less than 1333? single channel or dual channel (twin module kit)?
     
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