Here is a quick run down of my current HTPC setup...
- Windows 8
- Intel G1610
- Asrock B75-GL
- Intel 64gb SSD
- 4gb ram
- 2TB and 3TB HDD
Currently connected as follows HTPC -> DVI/HDMI -> Denon AVR1713 -> HDMI-> Panasonic VT60
The TV is newly purchased and I was not interested in 3D playback when I first built the HTPC. I am interested in suggestions to upgrade/replace my current setup to achieve proper 3D playback.
Primary use is .mkv viewing thru MPC-HC (w/madvr) & Media Browser Client/WMC for movie playback bitstreamed to the Denon with HD Audio. I also have Sickbeard, Couch Potato, SABNZBD, MakeMKV and other HTPC applications installed on this machine. Thus far I have few complaints when viewing thru the primary display, but I do not believe the G1610 is strong enough to support multiple devices streaming at the same time via Media Browser Server. I also do not believe I am getting ideal playback when watching 1080p23 files (judder is very noticeable on Pixar movies).
The display is properly calibrated using Chromapure coupled with an i1 Display 3/i1 Pro combo.
I see my options as follows:
- Build a server
- Build a 3D HTPC and reallocate the use of my current HTPC (likely move to my son)
- Upgrade my current HTPC to achieve 3D playback (not sure it will be ideal due to the G1610)
I will not be making the move until after X-Mas, but I would like to start planning/acquiring pieces if the price is right. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
Sounds like a job for Radeon 6570 man
He's a super hero GPU card that can save you from lack of 3D playback for under $50
That's your easiest solution to get 3d and would work fine with your CPU
But you still might want a server or mess with things
Also the GPU card will improve MADVR, it's better than iGPU
You should get better madvr results and prevent the stuttering.
RADEON 7790 '($99-$120) is top end choice if you want to get serious with GPU and/or think you might upgrade your CPU later. That should get you good results in madvr on the higher levels. (Jinc3/AR)