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What kind of HDMI card do I need for 4k movies?

I'm buying a new 4k TV fairly soon here and just wondering what HDMI card I need to upgrade my good ole 5450 lol? Not sure if all newer cards are compatible with DTS-MA and TrueHD but I need that as well.


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While I'm asking about 4k what kind of software do you need to play it as well? Does Power DVD or MPC-HC work?
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The first question you should be asking is, is it even possible to get 4K content on a PC, and the answer to that is still unknown. Right now all the various streaming services' 4K content is locked to specific hardware (Roku 4, Samsung TVs, etc).
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The first question you should be asking is, is it even possible to get 4K content on a PC, and the answer to that is still unknown. Right now all the various streaming services' 4K content is locked to specific hardware (Roku 4, Samsung TVs, etc).
Oh, really? wow ok I see. I'm surprised to hear that tbh. I figured this would be old news by now lol.
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I'd venture to say, other than pirated copies, you won't see any 4K material on a PC in the forseeable future.

Now on the PC side, there are only a few mid to high end NVidia cards truly support 4K @ 60Hz, e.g NVidia 950 and up. No AMD cards support that yet. Intel's iGPU support is still unclear (as the peripheral chip to support HDMI 2.0 is not yet widely available with SkyLake CPU). In other words, be prepared to pay $$ even if you don't play games.
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I'd venture to say, other than pirated copies, you won't see any 4K material on a PC in the forseeable future.

Now on the PC side, there are only a few mid to high end NVidia cards truly support 4K @ 60Hz, e.g NVidia 950 and up. No AMD cards support that yet. Intel's iGPU support is still unclear (as the peripheral chip to support HDMI 2.0 is not yet widely available with SkyLake CPU). In other words, be prepared to pay $$ even if you don't play games.
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