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HD-Video Benchmarks: Only 21.90 % CPU Load on a 3800+

AMD 780G Chipset- Full-HD Playback with a Sempron

Switching to an Athlon X2 BE-2350 or better greatly lowers CPU load, since these processors sport two cores and Cyberlink’s PowerDVD 7.3 supports multiple CPU cores. Any current dual-core CPU – including the upcoming dual-core Semprons expected for Socket AM2 – should be able to provide smooth playback for HD-DVDs or Blu-ray discs.

AMD 780G

Intel’s G33 graphics-capable chipset does not offer decoding support for the HDCP copy protection algorithm used by Blu-ray and HD-DVD movies. Even the newer G35 chipset lacks support for decoding HD video. Currently, ASUS is the only company selling motherboards based on the G35 chipset.

AMD 780G

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