Checked the website, as the manual has nothing to say about core architectures, except for check the website!!
Anyway, other people have used 45nm cores so no issue there.
However, after consulting several techy gurus at my place I have found a 3rd (or is it 4th?) way!!
Phenom 2 X4 with an AM2+ Mobo. Ican reuse the existing RAM and there is a board with built in Radeon graphics chipset, for £60. I can get toline proc and MoBo for £190 (inc VAT).
That maybe the way I'm gonna go. Hits the price/performance point for me.
You won't be able to do video work on on-board graphics cards.
Not entirely true.
Depends on the render settings, what the card is, etc
true - PCI graphics would be better for offloading render/preview work, but my travel laptop runs premiere fine, just chokes on clip import and rendering. So I tend to set those going and then go make tea if I'm using that machine.
It will likely be an ATI 2100 chipset which will be running shared memory.
I'd personally say this isn't sufficient and it will just end up infuriating you into buying a graphics card for video work.
I think you're right on that score, but I think this route gives me a good upgrade path.
I can get the joy of Quad core straight away, and move up on the graphics card a little later.
Then later still it's a AM3 MoBo and DDR3.
Don't forget I'm doing all this now, on a P4, and as basic AGP graphics card!!
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