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    Question Gpu for 4K playback/Netflix/Prime etc

    Hi Folks,

    I need a gpu for my htpc. NOthing fancy. I am thinking a 1030, but £80 or so for it seems a bit of a rip off.....

    Anyone know of any others that will playback 4k & 60hz with HDR passthrough etc? Either Nvidia or AMD.

    I had hoped the shortage wouldn't impact the absolute low end so much. But, hopes and dreams are just that...

    I am currently running my HTPC headless. However, I need to go into the bios to enable virtualization (so I can run Home assistant on it), but am unable to connect a monitor Otherwise I'd be happy to wait longer as running it headless is fine. But, I can't get into the bios without a gpu so....



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    Re: Gpu for 4K playback/Netflix/Prime etc

    Yep it's affecting all price ranges, suck up the £40 chafting and be grateful it's not £500 for a high end GPU. My recommended model is the Gigabyte 1030 with the small fan - it's single slot, and runs quiet, MSI variants with fans tend to have a high minimum fan speed (40% on my 1050 Ti which was very audible even at idle), or just get the passive version, but that is a dual slot design.

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    Re: Gpu for 4K playback/Netflix/Prime etc

    This one

    https://uk.webuy.com/product-detail/...saAurpEALw_wcB

    Make sure you get the DDR5 version.

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    Re: Gpu for 4K playback/Netflix/Prime etc

    Some of the reviews say they never received the card in the picture. They did receive the GDDR5, but not gigabyte.
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    My System=Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wi-Fi, AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, Patriot 16 GB DDR4 3200MHz, 256GB Crucial SSD, Kingston 256GB SSD and 500GB Samsung F3, Palit GTX1070 GameRock Edition , Enermax Liberty 620W, Akasa Eclipse-32,Dell 2715H & Dell U2311H
    Home Server 2/HTPC - Ryzen 5 3600, Asus Strix B450, 16GB Ram, EVGA GT1030 SC, 2x 2TB Cruscial SSD, Corsair TX550, Plex Server & Nvidia Shield Pro 4K
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