START HERE - Pick the Right Kodi Box (updated January 2020)
(2017-07-28, 15:33)RockerC Wrote: I would argue that GeForce GT 1030 should also be added to "most bang for the buck" section too if user already have a PC to upgrade or am willing to buy an compatible old used PC cheap.

Almost any PC made in the 10-years can be upgraded with GeForce GT 1030 to become a 4K and High Def capable HTPC. Only need a PC with a PCIe x16 slot. Classifieds ads to the rescue.

Although I am not suggesting or recommending it, I have an older pc running ubuntu mate with a GeForce 1050 and it works pretty good with Kodi. However, I purchased the card for the ffmpeg hevc_nvenc encoder. The pascal based GeForce 1050 can do two files at a time and although it does not produce the same quality as handbrake using cpu x265 encoding, x265 encoding is not practical on my system. I read somewhere that in the future Kodi development will not have the same Nvidia support for these cards as it does now. I am not sure of the details.
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