Quick question for you guys about this chip. I made an HTPC right at the beginning of its life....
Asus F1A75-M Pro
8gb Kingston Hyper-X Blu PC3 12800
Crucial M4 64gb
2x WD Red 3TB Drives (raid0)
It plays 720p pretty well, but I'm not totally confident in its abilities to keep up with 1080p video. On wide shots like landscape panovers and things like that it just doesn't feel like it's running clean. Would I be benefited in this regard by picking up a new discrete GPU? It would have to be low profile and most likely passive cooled.
HIS 6670 isn't passive cooled, but 1gb and only $80
MSI 6570 same deal, ~$54
Would these even help, or is this probably down to a CPU issue? Honestly 720p is fine for me, but I want to understand where the bottleneck probably is for the future. Also, it is really nice right now that it's basically totally silent.