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Can IGP HD4200 handle 1080p?

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November 20, 2010 9:33:45 PM

Can IGP HD4200 handle 1080p smoothly??? It's integrated on the AMD AM3 785G MB

I have planned good conf, and thats my only concern.
here it is:

MB Sapphire 785g am3 socket ddr3 1333MHz
CPU: AM3 Amd Athlon II x2 240 @ 2.8GHz +2MB L2 cache(I'm planing on overclocking to 3.4 at most)
RAM: 4GB Kingston DDR3 1333MHz( to be able to upgrade later because the mobo has only two 240pin DDR3 slots)
GPU: Integrated Ati HD 4200 (40 stream processors, 500Mhz clock, 512MB shared ram memory)
Audio Integrated 6 Ch realtek.
HDD: Serial ATA 2 Hitachi 1TB 7200rpm 32MB cache


I don't need graphics for any gaming, just work and 1080p High Def.

I'm thankful FOR ANY ANSWER.

Rondeil
November 20, 2010 10:19:41 PM

Thanks for the help. And the "It works great as HTPC graphic solution" was the thing i wanted to hear :) 

I have read this things on hundreds of sources though and none personal experience with this igp.

Maybe there is someone who have experienced this IGP personally.

Thanks pepperman.

Rondeil
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November 20, 2010 11:03:25 PM

actually i have that same setup as my HTPC give or take (Athlon II x2 240, HD4200, 4GB DDR3-1333) and it plays 1080p content fine as well as blu-rays

and i don't even OC the cpu at all
November 20, 2010 11:25:05 PM

ati integrated chips are meant for that; good performance at high resolution with no gaming involved.
:D 
November 21, 2010 2:22:48 PM

@mindless728
Can you tell me what operating system you're running?
And how much does the 1080p movies utilize the cpu? Cause I've read that the Integrated GPU does 90% of the work (with the uvd 2 and ati avivo technology)
Is that true?

Thanks for the answers all of you.

Rondeil
November 21, 2010 2:25:31 PM

@mindless728
Can you tell me what operating system you're running?
And how much does the 1080p movies utilize the cpu? Cause I've read that the Integrated GPU does 90% of the work (with the uvd 2 and ati avivo technology)
Is that true?

Thanks for the answers all of you.

Rondeil
November 21, 2010 4:56:05 PM

Rondeil said:
@mindless728
Can you tell me what operating system you're running?
And how much does the 1080p movies utilize the cpu? Cause I've read that the Integrated GPU does 90% of the work (with the uvd 2 and ati avivo technology)
Is that true?

Thanks for the answers all of you.

Rondeil


at stock speeds it uses roughly 20% of the cpu if that, and i am using Windows 7
November 21, 2010 7:49:15 PM

Thank you very much for the info, i was planing on installing win 7 on the new build.
November 21, 2010 10:06:46 PM

Ok, I've done some more research and decided to go with this conf. If something is not going so smoothly I will buy discrete HD4650 GPU and solve the problem since it is pretty much overkill for 1080p.

Thanks to all again, you helped me choose.
November 22, 2010 1:12:07 AM

the only thing i have to say is give the IGP a bit of RAM to use, at least 128MB
November 22, 2010 7:57:56 AM

Well since I'm buying 4GB Ram, I'll max the ram of the gpu. I think it can use up to 512MB.
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