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Will the integrated graphics on these two play 1080p on youtube?

#1zerostrikePosted 3/7/2014 12:17:13 PM
Need to replace the motherboard on my secondary pc. only needs to surf the web and play video.

AMD A6 6400K Black Edition 3.9GHz Dual-Core Socket AMD A6 6400K Black Edition 3.9GHz Dual-Core Socket
link: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0414787

ASUS A55BM-E Socket FM2+ A55 mATX AMD Motherboard ASUS A55BM-E Socket FM2+ A55 mATX AMD Motherboard
link: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0422578
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#2ShubPosted 3/7/2014 12:27:59 PM
Sure it will, that's even overkill for 1080p video.
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#3PhilOnDezPosted 3/7/2014 1:11:31 PM
Any modern integrated will play 1080p, the thing you have to watch for is making sure your CPU can decode the video fast enough, but again with modern CPUs that's not an issue, especially so with desktop parts. The most recent CPU I can think of that has issues is going back a generation or two of Intel's Atom lineup, I forget the exact model but mine can't handle anything above 720p.

One other popular 'PC' I can think of that won't handle it is the Raspberry Pi. It will play compressed 1080p video but you have to use hardware acceleration (both decoding and playing with the GPU) which I haven't been able to get to work with YouTube.
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#4ThePCElitistPosted 3/7/2014 1:44:06 PM
PhilOnDez posted...
Any modern integrated will play 1080p, the thing you have to watch for is making sure your CPU can decode the video fast enough, but again with modern CPUs that's not an issue, especially so with desktop parts. The most recent CPU I can think of that has issues is going back a generation or two of Intel's Atom lineup, I forget the exact model but mine can't handle anything above 720p.

One other popular 'PC' I can think of that won't handle it is the Raspberry Pi. It will play compressed 1080p video but you have to use hardware acceleration (both decoding and playing with the GPU) which I haven't been able to get to work with YouTube.


The intel Atom was simply too weak to do anything beyond basic web browsing and application launching. There was a time where Nvidia tried to fix this by introducing a low powered discrete solution for Netbooks known as the Nvidia Ion (otherwise known as a GT 218) but it was bottlenecked by the Atom as well.
#5zerostrike(Topic Creator)Posted 3/7/2014 2:04:28 PM
Thanks for your help, but the stupid motherboard went out of stock. now all the CPU/motherboard combos I could find at Microcenter MI are about $160 when I add 2 gigs of ram.

I really cant spend much more then $100 right now, so I'm looking into the refurbished computers. will this:
http://www.microcenter.com/product/429963/ThinkCentre_M57_Desktop_Computer_Off_Lease_Refurbished

playback 1080p at youtube? Or any of the pc's up to $119 they have in stock?

link to the list: http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?N=4294967292&NTX=&NTT=&NTK=all&sortby=pricelow
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#6PhilOnDezPosted 3/7/2014 2:21:41 PM
Something you may not have considered, look into Haswell based Celerons/Pentiums. The Celerons start at like $40, H81 mobos can be as cheap as $40 as well. Not sure if MC does discounts on super low end parts but even without you could get CPU/mobo/ram for under $120. The Haswell Pentiums are really nice for the price as well which is close to that A6 you wanted, they're 90% as fast as an i3 but half the price.
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#7zerostrike(Topic Creator)Posted 3/7/2014 2:48:32 PM(edited)
At about $127 would this get me hd on youtube?

CPU: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0428533
Motherboard: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0428565
RAM: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0382070

Literally all this computer needs to do is allow me to read websites and watch hd streaming video.
And how would it compare to this refurbished pc?
http://www.microcenter.com/product/429692/GX620_Desktop_Computer_Off_Lease_Refurbished
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#8PhilOnDezPosted 3/7/2014 2:54:23 PM
I'm assuming that's a netburst pentium D which I really don't know how it compares to current parts. Definitely not favorably though, but they didn't a specific part so I can't be 100% sure, the Haswell celeron should be a big improvement.
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#9zerostrike(Topic Creator)Posted 3/7/2014 3:01:13 PM
Alright, I think I'll pull the trigger on the parts and do some surgery! Here's hoping I'll be watching something higher then 480p on the patient.
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#10zerostrike(Topic Creator)Posted 3/7/2014 3:15:07 PM
One last thing, is the http://www.microcenter.com/product/419425/Pentium_G3220_30GHz_LGA_1150_Boxed_Processor worth the extra 10 dollars?
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