If building a HTPC, I noticed that many motherboards have HDMI ports built in. Wondering if it is better to use a video card? Will the video quality be improved?
A8-3850 is a real quad-core processor, it's aged but still faster than dual-core + HyperThreading. Anyway, if you want to do this type of tasks frequently, SNB/SNB-E/IVB/IVB-E 4C/4T, 4C/8T, 6C/6T or 6C/12T is a right choice.
score power Core i3-2100 16.49fps 71W A8-3850 20.07fps 110W