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iGpu vs Dedicated Gpu

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Jeff G

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May 22, 2016
Intel HD530 (G4500) vs a cheap dedicated like gtx 1050 or rx460. Usage is 50% between physical/digital blurays and streaming apps like Netflix/Hulu. Blurays are watched through MacGo (open to better suggestions). Netflix/Hulu are both the windows app, not through a browser.
Audio is already handled by a high end processor. I'm just wondering what, if any, video improvements would be had by adding in a video card instead of using the iGpu.
 
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Jeff G

Jeff G

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May 22, 2016
Yep, 1080p right now. I don't really see a need to go to a 4k tv, in the future I might once projector prices come down, but for the time being I'll be running 1080p.
 

caddi daddi

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Jan 10, 2012
I use an igp, hd4300 I think it is, to watch stuff on a 42 inch 1080p tv and it's never been an issue as far as I know
 
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Jeff G

Jeff G

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I've been running mine for about a year with no issue. I just want to make sure I'm not missing out on better quality from a dedicated card. I've got 8gb system memory, so it looks like the hd530 can pull up to half that if needed which should be fine. And it supports all the current standards (dx12, openGL 4.4, openCL 2.0).
And for the time being, it's just running 1080p.
If I wont gain anything other than heat/noise, sticking with the iGpu seems like the best bet!
 

rescuetoaster

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Jan 4, 2012
The only thing I can think of you missing is the ability to use frame interpolation with MPC or something, but I wouldn't invest in a card for that reason. You should just keep on keepin' on, and wait to get a card when you need it for newer compression formats.