Win Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 graphics cards - Perfect for low cost budget 4K HTPC
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I thought I'd share my testing with 2 rigs and 2 GPUs (one of which is a GT 1030), using MPC-BE +madVR for HDR, Kodi for non HDR
Rig 1:
Windows 10 Pro x64 1709
i7 7700K Kaby Lake
32 GB Ram
MSI Z270 PC Mate mainboard
Samsung 960 EVO M.2 system drive
Samsung UE43KS7580 HDR display

Rig 2:
Windows 10 Pro x64 1709
i5 4570 Haswell
8 GB Ram
ASRock Z87M Pro4 mainboard
Samsung 840 EVO SATA system drive
Sony STR-DN1080 AVR through to Acer M550 4K HDR projector

GPUs:
Gigabyte Windforce OC GTX 950 2GB
MSI Low Profile OC GT 1030 2GB

Test 1: Rig 1 + GTX 950
No problems playing any material. 4K60p HDR played well in MPC-BE. 4K60p SDR played flawlessly in Kodi

Test 2: Rig 1 + GT 1030
MPC-BE couldn't handle either HDR or SDR 40K60p material. However, Kodi played 4K60p SDR material fine.
I don't know if the issue is the card or the settings of MPC-BE/madVR. I tried playing with performance settings but never got anything that could play 4K60p HDR or SDR in MPC-BE.

Test 3: Rig 2 + GTX 950
MPC-BE won't play 4K60p HDR or SDR material. Kodi played 40K60p SDR material without problem.


Test 4: Rig 2 + GT 1030
MPC-BE won't play 4K60p HDR or SDR material. Did not try Kodi.

Results:
The ability to play 40K60p SDR or HDR is not a limitation of GPU memory as far as I can see. 
The older GTX 950 can handle 4K60p HDR when paired with Kaby Lake, but not Haswell.
The GT 1030 can't handle 4K60p HDR.

Given that MPC-BE is not doing scaling in this tests, and is passing through HDR data, I wonder if there is something else going on. Why should it handle 4K60p SDR with no problem, but not HDR? It's not doing any processing of HDR; just passing meta data to the display.

As things stand, I don't think we can say yet that a GT 1030 is unable to handle 4K60p HDR. I need to find an alternative to MPC-BE/madVR to be certain.
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RE: Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 graphics cards - Perfect for low cost budget 4K HTPC - by Doc.AB - 2018-03-02, 18:07


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