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I was wondering if anyone with the i3-3225 could chime in and post some numbers on resource usage and render time using MadVR and with what settings. I understand many are just now getting it or waiting on it's shipment.

I just want confirmation that it can handle some of the higher settings with a little headroom.
Thanks in advance!

edit: also your RAM speed and timings, as this effects the iGPU speed. I have some 1866 @ 9-9-9-24 which is faster than the Anandtech article's i7-3770K MadVR's benchmarks. Link: http://www.anandtech.com/show/5773/intels-ivy-bridge-an-htpc-perspective/6
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I was wondering if anyone with the i3-3225 could chime in and post some numbers on resource usage and render time using MadVR and with what settings. I understand many are just now getting it or waiting on it's shipment.
I just want confirmation that it can handle some of the higher settings with a little headroom.
Thanks in advance!

"Bump for ya"

I for one would like to hear some feed back on this as well. Not having to use a discrete vid card to run madvr would be a HUGE + cool.gif
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If I remember right, the professional reviews said it was good for madvr. In fact it was the main advantage of the HD4000 graphics.
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The only reviews on the i3-3225 I see do not reference MadVR at all. Anandtech did an excellent review (linked above) of a pre-retail review sample of an i7-3770k showing that it could, in fact handle MadVR. This bodes very well for the i3-3225's capabilities. It is probably fine -- However, I just want concrete confirmation that the retail i3-3225 with 5 months of driver revisions can indeed run MadVR on a real person's typical HTPC setup.
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FWIW, to simulate what the 3225 will perform like you can probably undervolt/underclock any of the i5's as its the gpu/mem being stressed here for an htpc setup.

I have a 3570k build right now(also HD4000 GPU), samsung 30nm ddr3 1600@ 2133 11-11-11-28-1T @ 1.5v in my current htpc and following the stickied thread on these forums for MPC-HC/madvr/reclock advanced guide, i can say the machine performs flawlessly. mpchc shows 23.9722 ( -.004 off) frame rate which is expected for this intel/win7 build. i drop a frame every 4-5 minutes which imho is imperceptible. then again, im no purist or use purist gear in my home.

the easy tests:
-my usual 720p 1080p mkvs, 24p was on the spot(~23.922) as expected for an ivy bridge gpu. audio decoding dts, dd 5.1 was OK.

the real tests:
- Avengers 3D BluRay ISO mounted on VCD and played back through TMT5(just for 3D reasons). bitstreamed DTS-HD, flawless playback for video/audio, ~12% cpu usage
- Avengers MakeMKV'ed main title of the above 3D ISO, untouched video/audio. resulting mkv was ~26GB. MPCHC properties show ~22mbit video bitrate, DTS-HD bitstreamed...flawless

Im coming from an AppleTV2 JB'ed with XBMC used to playback the above mentioned files. I dont own a standalone bluray player so i guess i never experienced '24p'. To me this has been a huge upgrade in PQ and IQ. movies in my existing collection that im very familiar with appear to pop. improved color, resolution(aTV2 was 720p limited ofcourse), smoother playback(i assume thanks to the 24p compared to aTV2's 720p/60hz) of action films and fast motion, im an htpc believer.


EDIT: my 3225 should get delivered tomorrow. will be dropped into a dq77kb board with samsung 30nm 1600 9-9-9-24-1T@ 1.5v mem. i can run any benchs once its up a running if need be. i came away very impressed with the HD 4000 and after much reading i feel its the best non-discrete GPU setup available. i have a preference for small, low power, low noise htpc's and this thin mini-itx build will finally let me have a real htpc in my living room without a huge/hot/loud/heavy box. ive tried bringing an HTPC into the living room for years now but nothing could compare with the aTV/XBMC combo in terms of power consumption/noise level/heat.
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Thanks r3zon8. I await your i3 results eagerly! Your software setup is what I'd use. Also our standards are the same: 1 dropped frame every 5 minutes, that doesn't even get noticed, is totally acceptable to me, too.

I am near certain it will perform similarly but the science guy in me needs to see proof rather than conjecture.

Once you get up and running I would like if you could note the render time in ms for each of your samples. Also if you could run GPUZ http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/1837/TechPowerUp_GPU-Z_v0.4.4.html and note the GPU load, that would be great. Let me know what MadVR scaler settings you use and maybe try a few different configurations to see how far you can push it.

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This clip is a bit tougher to play, I couldn't play it on previous HTPC which was amd e-350 based using evr-cp; madvr is a no-go for 1080p on e-350.
It can be found on this site under sample clips (#5).
Played on:
I3 3225
Asrock H77Pro4-M
4gb ddr3-2000 running @1600 as is the limit of i3 IMC
vertex3 120gb
samsung f4 2tb
madvrihd4k.jpg
GPU and CPU load
27% 20% average, spiking up to 30%
Power consumption:
idle | maxCPU | maxGPU | maxCPU&GPU | playing above clip
41w | 72w | 77w | 103w | 56w

Comparison to my usual setup with AMD 7750 instead of igpu:
madvr7750.jpg
GPU and CPU load
11% 5-10% average, spiking up to 17%
Power consumption:
idle | maxCPU | maxGPU | maxCPU&GPU | playing above clip
52w | 83w | 103w | 124w | 72w
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