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Old 01-18-2012, 07:44 AM
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Quote from Maschil View Post :
hey man do you have a link for that a8 one????? im new to amd (never had one) but im in the market for a good deal on a laptop.... thanks
Best Buy actually just took the laptop off their site in the last day or two, but here is the link to the SD's front page deal:

Quote from joegrinde View Post :
Thanks for the info, will certainly seriuously consider quad-core AMDs now. When you say "AMD has a free tool" does that mean I need to DL this tool to make full use of the GPU?
No, the driver lets you make full use of it in a normal sense. The tool I'm talking about is AMD Avivo Video Converter, and I'm not sure but I believe the Catalyst Control Center includes it by default, and you can access it from the Basic interface.

However, while video encoding *should* happen on the GPU, those encoders have had some problems in the past. If you search for AMD Avivo you'll find a ton of forum posts from 2-3 years ago saying how awful it is. I'm not sure if that situation has improved.