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Old 03-13-2011, 08:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How well does the Atom D525 handle 1080p video?

My family is looking into building a guest PC, mainly for my friends/family. I would like it to have the ability to watch 1080p movies and flash videos. Possibly play some low end games like Minecraft and the ones built into windows.
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what are you using for a gpu? the gpu can be used for 1080p playback and is more effective at it than the CPU in a lot of cases.

It says that it can handle 1080p playback but I'm not really convinced that it will be able to do it without any choppiness, but that's based off of the prior atom N series which are less powerful than the D series.
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I was hoping to stay away from buying a GPU at all because most ATOM boards only have a single PCI slot. I've seen a 256MB 8400GS with PCI before though. I think as long as it can run 720p it should be fine but I want the extra room just in case.
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what's the on board gpu?
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Newegg.com - MSI E350IS-E45 AMD Zacate E350 (1.6GHz, dual core) AMD Hudson M1 Mini ITX Motherboard/CPU Combo

This may be more than you are willing to spend but it gets you one of AMD's new Zacate SoC's which offer better cpu performance than Atom, low power consumption, plus an integrated HD 6310 gpu that should have no problem with 1080P video and basic games.
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720p is the best I can play on my atom board with no good video card
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what's the on board gpu?
Not sure to be honest.
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perhaps the Newegg.com - Zotac ZBOX-AD03BR-PLUS-U AMD M1 2 x 204Pin AMD Radeon HD 6310 AMD E-350 APU 1.6 GHz Dual Core w/ Blu-ray All-in-One Mini-PC for a bluray playing mini computer

or for a cheaper more barebones version to customize yourself Newegg.com - Zotac ZBOX HD-ID11-U Intel Atom D510 NM10 Chipset 1 x 200Pin Next-Gen NVIDIA ION GPU Mini / Booksize Barebone System
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