I have been working on this blog post for more than 3 months now! Every time I got down to writing something, an update from the GPU manufacturers ensued, and I had to rework my post.

In August 2009, the ATI 4650 was the undisputed leader in the HTPC market. Then, the consumer GeForce 210 and 220 series cards started coming out, and my colleague managed to grab one of those on a Newegg deal.

His experience with the GeForce 210 card and further research on various forums made me rework my post completely.

Head over to GeekTonic for my guest post, which covers this topic in detail.

The next thing to look forward to, hardware wise, on the HTPC front would be the commercial deployment of the Intel Clarkdale processors (with an on-die IGP).