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kampf kampf is offline
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Default 01-10-2011, 10:06 PM

The Broadcom card is just a video decoding chip that specific software, like XBMC's Dharma release, can utilize. It's not a 3D accelerator, like something from nVidia or ATI.

As for the workload vs power statement, I agree that it is a bit of a stretch and doesn't make sense to think of it that way. However, it's meant to be a relative statement. Using the GMA950 graphics chip and Atom to decode higher bitrate video uses more power than the Broadcom solution, therefore the use of a Broadcom card with high bitrate video up to 1080p uses less battery than it would without.

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