Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999
Even though the apu is a syrong competitor for a htpc. The i3 is simply better allaround
Price to performance ratio, no.
You are thinking of an i3 as if it was going to be used for something else other than playback and an HTPC build. Single threaded performance between an i3 and an A10 will mean squat in an HTPC, you will never experience a difference outside of benchmarks.
I am not trying to initiate an AMD VS Intel fight, but if you are also talking about upgrade path, and real performance then the new Trinity APU's will give you more, and for less money. The whole system will be cheaper all around, and more powerful in terms of what it can do alone.