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PC for playing HEVC


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Apr 23, 2018
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Hi! Can you tell me is this PC enough for playing 4K H265 movies on 4K TV without droping frames or any other video and audio issues

GeForce GT 1030 2GB
Intel Core i3-8300
2x4GB DDR4 2133
Aug 29, 2005
5,958 (1.02/day)
Whatever my internet protocol shows I guess O.o
System Name Lynni The Dragon (Maintenance)
Processor Intel Core i7-11700K "Rocket Lake"
Motherboard Gigabyte Z590 Vision G
Cooling Fractal Design Celsius S24
Memory Geil Dragon 4x8GB@3000mhz 15-17-17-35 (GWW416GB3000C15DC)
Video Card(s) MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ventus 3X 24G OC | Sapphire Radeon RX 590 Nitro+ Special Edition 8GB
Storage OS/Games:Samsung 970 EVO 1TB|Sabrent Rocket 2TB|Data: 850EVO 1TB, 3xWD 4TB, 1xWD 10TB & WD 1TB
Display(s) Asus ROG Strix XG27UQ 4K@144hz | LG 55UK6100PLB IPS 4K HDR | LG 48CX OLED 4K HDR
Case Fractal Design Meshify 2 Tempered Glass White/Black
Audio Device(s) Steelseries Arctis Pro Wireless
Power Supply Seasonic Prime 1200 watt 80Plus Platinum
Mouse Logitech G305 Lightspeedy Wireless
Keyboard Razer Blackwidow Chroma X UK
VR HMD No not gonna sell myself to FB!i!i!
Software Win10 Pro UK x64 (21H1) / Win11 Pro 21H2 UK (Build 22000.100)
Benchmark Scores Time Spy: https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/33868867? GPU-Z: https://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/details/h93ag
Your GT 1030 should be able to do 8k 10bit HEVC and 12bit vp9 so if u get the right content and uses the right player nothing should in theory stop you other then HDMI technology :laugh:
Apr 12, 2013
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Have you bought the PC or are you looking for advice in buying the aforementioned parts?
May 4, 2012
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Core i3-8300 + Windows 10 built-in media player or Kodi can do 4k H265 no problem, thanks to fantastic hardware acceleration. No need for discrete GPU. Heck, on Windows 10 even my old dual core Celeron N2820 can play 4K videos really smooth.


Semi-Retired Folder
Nov 22, 2005
28,171 (4.87/day)
Indiana, USA
Processor Intel Core i7 10850K@5.2GHz
Motherboard AsRock Z470 Taichi
Cooling Corsair H115i Pro w/ Noctua NF-A14 Fans
Memory 32GB DDR4-3600
Video Card(s) RTX 2070 Super
Storage 500GB SX8200 Pro + 8TB with 1TB SSD Cache
Display(s) Acer Nitro VG280K 4K 28"
Case Fractal Design Define S
Audio Device(s) Onboard is good enough for me
Power Supply eVGA SuperNOVA 1000w G3
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
Heck, on Windows 10 even my old dual core Celeron N2820 can play 4K videos really smooth.

I don't know about that, my N2930 struggles to smoothly play 1080p HEVC videos.

But my Pentium G4600 plays 4k HEVC just fine, so I'm sure the i3-8100 will easily.
Aug 6, 2017
7,412 (4.92/day)
System Name Purple rain
Processor 10.5 thousand 4.2G 1.1v
Motherboard Zee 490 Aorus Elite
Cooling Noctua D15S
Memory 16GB 4133 CL16-16-16-31 Viper Steel
Video Card(s) RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio
Storage SU900 128,8200Pro 1TB,850 Pro 512+256+256,860 Evo 500,XPG950 480, Skyhawk 2TB
Display(s) Acer XB241YU+Dell S2716DG
Case P600S Silent w. Alpenfohn wing boost 3 ARGBT+ fans
Audio Device(s) K612 Pro w. FiiO E10k DAC,W830BT wireless
Power Supply Superflower Leadex Gold 850W
Mouse G903 lightspeed+powerplay,G403 wireless + Steelseries DeX + Roccat rest
Keyboard HyperX Alloy SilverSpeed (w.HyperX wrist rest),Razer Deathstalker
Software Windows 10
Benchmark Scores A LOT
I think the ryzen 2200 is a better choice. It'll do just fine. If you're gonna game get the 2400.


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Apr 23, 2018
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I have not bought these parts yet. However, let me say that I am an Intel fan.
I'm looking for advice if this is the optimal configuration - for example, if this CPU is the right choice and not just it.
Here, where I am, for a video card (1030 in particular) I will have to choose between this one
PALIT GeForce GT 1030
and this one
Gainward GeForce GT 1030 SilentFX
Both are with HDMI 2.0
About RAM - the next choice is 2 x 8 GB, which I think will be unnecessary, right?
Besides movies, this computer will be used for office work, accounting, web design (not much and not often) and some small games, although there is another PC for work and games at home.