So ive been looking at low cost HTPC options. One thing I just noticed is that the new Ivy Bridge Celerons will Have the HD2500 GPU.
So looking around I notice the i3 with HD2500 is listed as being 3D BD ISO playable.
So Now I'm wondering can the same be said for the new Ivy Bridge Celerons with HD2500? I've not seen a single review of them yet anywhere. Im almost wondering if they've even shipped, though Newegg has it for $49.
If it does it may be one killer Low budget unit
("ntel® InTru™ 3D Technology").
AMD A6-5400K is the cheapest (~$70) CPU+GPU that supports BR 3D.
Seems like a marketing gimmick considering other CPUs could with the 2500hd
Yup, they intentionally disable stuff on the cheaper cpu's. Its marketing.
What exactly is it they turn off? Any way around it?
No way around it. Go with the 5400k. I just got a new system with it and its a great chip for the price.