Way back when testing Nvidia vs AMD GPUs for use on HTPC I found the following:
- Smooth playback of 23.976 content only with MadVR.
- Ease of use (3D support mostly)
1) I could get perfect 23.976Hz via AMD GPUs with no effort.
2) You had to create a custom res for Nvidia to get something near 23.976 (like 23.97) but it introduced issues with PC levels (I think you go double expansion on any custom res). Best I can tell, this is still the case.
3)3D mode is automatic and app controlled on AMD GPUs
4)With Nvidia GPU you had to manual enable 3D mode which then made your desktop/non-3D UI unusable and one had to constantly manage 3D mode.
So I did some research to refresh the current state. Read that AMD polaris based GPU and MadVR not a great combo and best value choice was a Nvidia 1050ti.
But mainly because of issue #1
, I went with a AMD RX560 (16cu/2048, 4GB) and I indeed still get perfect 23.976 and other refresh rates, but even using just Jinc for up/down scaling my system is on the edge of acceptable render rates.
I use Win10 with a i3 4330 w/ LAV and using DXVA copy-back for UHD content only.
So are the Nvidia deficiencies still present? Would a 1050Ti allow me to use NGU?