I am planning to ordering a htpc from www.bodhiboxes.com. They have two processor options, the AMD Athlon II X2 240 or the AMD Phenom II X4 905e. I am trying to see which one would be good for 1080P MKV and Divix playback? Is the quad core chip really needed? Thanks in advance.
I checked out their site. Looks interesting. I think the quad core might be better for playback of the MKV files at 1080p specially if you are using any kind of media shell like XBMC. Will you be playing any games on that? I dont think they are built for gaming but I am sure you can get a few games on there and play them on the big screen.
I don’t think I will play games on it, but I guess I would want the option.