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Which mobo specs to look at when picking ?

Building new htpc, and wanted to try AMD this time.
Using htpc only for streaming Netflix and Amazon, but I can use that on TV app.
Also using for my media collection on HDD, moving to 4k contect next year.

Mobo specs are confusing, not sure which ones I need to play my collections in best quality they can play at.
CPU AMD Ryzen™ 5 3400G with Radeon™ RX Vega 11 Graphics

Intel:
- Supports Intel UHD Graphics Built-in Visuals : Intel Quick Sync Video with AVC, MVC (S3D) and MPEG-2 Full HW Encode1, Intel InTru™ 3D, Intel Clear Video HD Technology, Intel Insider™, Intel UHD Graphics
- DirectX 12
- HWA Encode / Decode: AVC / H.264, HEVC / H.265 8-bit, HEVC / H.265 10-bit, VP8, VP9 8-bit, VP9 10-bit (Decode only), MPEG2, MJPEG, VC-1
- Three graphics output options: HDMI, DisplayPort 1.2 and Intel Thunderbolt™ 3
- Supports Triple Monitor
- Supports HDMI 2.0 with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096x2160) @ 60Hz
- Supports DisplayPort 1.2 with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096x2304) @ 60Hz
- Supports Intel Thunderbolt™ 3 with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096x2304) @ 60Hz
- Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI 2.0 Port (Compliant HDMI 2.0 monitor is required)
- Supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) with HDMI 2.0
- Supports HDCP 2.2 with HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2 and Intel Thunderbolt™ 3
- Supports 4K Ultra HD (UHD) playback with HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2 and Intel Thunderbolt™ 3

AMD x470:
- Integrated AMD Radeon™ Vega Series Graphics in Ryzen Series APU*
- DirectX 12, Pixel Shader 5.0
- Shared memory default 2GB. Max Shared memory supports up to 16GB.**
- Dual graphics output: support HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2 ports by independent display controllers
- Supports HDMI 2.0 with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096x2160) @ 60Hz
- Supports DisplayPort 1.2 with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096x2160) @ 60Hz
- Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI 2.0 Port (Compliant HDMI 2.0 monitor is required)
- Supports HDCP 1.4 with HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
- Supports 4K Ultra HD (UHD) playback with HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2 Ports

AMD B450:
Integrated AMD Radeon™ Vega Series Graphics in Ryzen Series APU*
- Integrated AMD Radeon™ R-Series Graphics in A-series APU*
- DirectX 12, Pixel Shader 5.0
- Shared memory default 2GB. Max Shared memory supports up to 16GB.**
- Dual graphics output: Support HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2 by independent display controllers
- Supports HDMI 2.0 with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096x2160) @ 60Hz
- Supports DisplayPort 1.2 with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096x2160) @ 60Hz
- Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI 2.0 Ports (Compliant HDMI 2.0 monitor is required)
- Supports HDCP 1.4 with HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
- Supports 4K Ultra HD (UHD) playback with HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
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Personally I would buy a CPU with out on board graphics. Buy a separate video card like a NVidia 1660. This makes it much more future proof as generally you just need to upgrade the video card. With onboard graphics when upgrade time comes around your in the same boat and you need to upgrade CPU/Mother board and memory. Might be more expensive in the short term but your not stuck in older tech.

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