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Do I need GPU to watch 4k movies

I have an MSI mobo that supports 4k @ 24fps via HDMI. I have 16Gb RAM and an i5 4690K. I do not have a graphics card as I have so far not needed it.
However I have now bought a 4k monitor and tried playing some 4k moves with WMP and Media Player Classic and the CPU goes up to 98% and the playback is not smooth.

Is this a software issue or is the hardware not up to it without a GPU?
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  1. i mean it could be it's not powerful enough, Could always buy a crappy 40 dollars gpu to do wk
  2. It's definitely the GPU, you're going to need a decent GPU to run them.
  3. Hardware issue. Integrated graphics on haswell CPU is going to be struggling.

    If you want smooth playback and proper 60hz support then you need a GTX 1050.
  4. Thanks I had a feeling people would say that
    Do I need to go for a 2GB or 4Gb graphics card?
  5. For movie playback 2GB should be just fine.
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    tombraiderfanatic said:
    Thanks I had a feeling people would say that
    Do I need to go for a 2GB or 4Gb graphics card?


    2 GB should do, get an RX 460 or a GTX 1050.
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