APU vs CPU vs GPU for HTPC, gaming and folding.
I'm taking the plunge back into the realm of AMD to upgrade my aging Q6600 in my HTPC. I would like to get something that is at least a quad core and pair it with a Gtx 660ti from my main rig. The 660 will be replaced with a 290x for my main. Recently I had read that pairing a certain AMD graphics cards with an APU will give you a bit of a performance increase. I cannot for the life of me recall exactly what that is. So the question is, what will be the best option? Will the 660ti be faster than what the kaveri APU and compatible AMD GPU will be? Or will it all depend on how much money I sink into the GPU for the HTPC? Or should I avoid the AMD APU and get an AMD CPU? Halp.