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I built a HTPC for a friend and used the integrated 4200 gpu. It works great for streaming video in HD. Hulu and Netflix both play flawlessly. I have not tried bluray or MKV's as they just wanted to stream video.
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post #12 of 22
I used an HD4200 for a while on my Biostar 785G board. Worked great for Blu-Ray playback. I had it paired with an unlocked Sempron 140@3.2Ghz and Windows 7. With either VLC or PowerDVD I had 20-30% CPU usage at most.
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I have HTPC machines with Radeon HD 3200 (780G) and 4200 (785G) IGPs. Both run video flawlessly, all the way from SD to 1080p. @hick: I don't know why you're having issues - try updating your Catalyst drivers to 10.11. Somewhere along the way AMD/ATI added Radeon hardware decode support for 1080p H.264 files to the drivers. Also, I'm using K-Lite Codec Pack w/ Media Player Classic Homecinema.
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post #14 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by hick View Post
I have not had any luck with the 780/785g chipsets with my 1080p mkv files. I am just wondering who uses integrated and what you are playing, like 1080p mkv, blu-ray iso, divx, or what...
Am looking at new htpc and trying to decide on the i3/h55, amd w/ 880g or wait til this new amd chip comes out that is suppsed to have a gpu built into it like the i3.
Blu-Ray and MKV's can be off-loaded to the GPU, but it all depends on the software. Some software (codecs) can off-load, while others cant/dont.

Bottom line, with off-loading the intgrated card does what it can and the CPU does the rest, without off-loading video rendering is done by the CPU itself. Any dual cores should not have issues with HD playback. So integrated is completly fine for a HTPC, i run Full-HD MKVs on mine HTPC with an integrated 4200 with a Phenon II X4 without a slightest problem on a Full-HD 42" panasonic plasma.

I dont game on it tho, if you want gaming on your HTPC, you should go with a dedicated card.
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by Live_free View Post
On this forum? No one.
My HTPC uses integrated graphics and is flawless. Of course it is an Intel board with hardware decoders. It is the Intel DG45FC;

http://www.intel.com/products/deskto...C-overview.htm

This system is only used for playing blue ray's, HD disks and Center Ice Live...
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post #16 of 22
I've had no issues with the integrated graphics on my HTPC build. Motherboard uses the AMD 880G chipset, with integrated HD4250. I've played Blu-ray disks and BD-quality MKVs (both at 1080p) with no issues.

I haven't tried any games yet, but I have downloaded my entire GOG.com library for when I get the chance.
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post #17 of 22
My MB does not even have onboard Graphics.
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post #18 of 22
Shoot i used to run integrated on my msi785gm and i ocd the crap out of it. I think i had it at like 700 core
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If your having issues with playback with that motherboard then it is a codec issue.
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post #20 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by hick View Post
DUCKIE WHERE ARE YOU to chime in :/ I know you claim they work but for what type of video?
AMD IGP and Intel i3 IGP are fine for a HTPC. Off loading video does not require that much power... it just requires support.

The benefits of a discrete GPU are:
1) slightly better image quality in certain tests
2) updated off-loading support (PureVideo, UVD),
3) 7.1 digital audio pass-through
4) Ability to play 3d games
5) Support for 2 digitial displays

If you don't need these, then you might not need a discrete GPU.

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Originally Posted by Josh154 View Post
Shoot i used to run integrated on my msi785gm and i ocd the crap out of it. I think i had it at like 700 core
The HD4200 can hit over 1000MHz core.
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