Originally Posted by Scott Simonian
Some media players will have an options if you want to use a software (cpu) or hardware (gpu) for decoding. It should
just that easy but things aren't always as easy as they ....should be.
I'm not sure using CPU for i3-3220 will use its IGPU but probably will use the real CPU for decoding. Will that be able to handle full HD and high bitrates?
Another thing that came to my mind is:
HDMI-1 goes from onboard HDMI port on the PC to HDMI-1 of my AVR.
HDMI-2 goes from the Graphics card to HDMI-2 of my AVR.
I use extended desktop mode with onboard GPU as my primary monitor and Graphics card as the secondary.
|-> I can access both on the same monitor by switching between sources on the AVR.
|-> I use HDMI-1 for all applications and disable extended monitor therefore not using the graphics card, hopefully making it run in idle.
|-> I play all games on my extended desktop (I have to figure out how) therefore using the graphics card.
I understand computers to an extent but haven't tried this setup before. Will this meet my requirements? One confusion about the above settings is about how can I get the audio out through the HDMI when i'll be switching between them.