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Choosing the right 4K graphics card

Hi,

My current WIN 10 HTPC setup includes the ASUS P8P67-M PRO motherboard with i5-2300 CPU, 16G of RAM and a GT 610 nvidia card.

Although my current projector (BENQ 1070) is only 1080p, I want to start upgrading my HTPC for full 4k 60hz playback with Dolby Atmos.

What Graphics card should I buy?
I understand that the P8P67-M PRO is a 2.0 PCIe so I should only buy 2.0 compatible cards, but which one?

I have no interest in 4K gaming so if there's a cheaper option, I'll probably take it.
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Hi,

My current WIN 10 HTPC setup includes the ASUS P8P67-M PRO motherboard with i5-2300 CPU, 16G of RAM and a GT 610 nvidia card.

Although my current projector (BENQ 1070) is only 1080p, I want to start upgrading my HTPC for full 4k 60hz playback with Dolby Atmos.

What Graphics card should I buy?
I understand that the P8P67-M PRO is a 2.0 PCIe so I should only buy 2.0 compatible cards, but which one?

I have no interest in 4K gaming so if there's a cheaper option, I'll probably take it.
I think you need at least a 10XX graphics card (10 series) for 4k playback.

Your processor and motherboard are REALLY outdated.

Do research on a ryzen 3400 APU (CPU with graphics card integrated) because im pretty sure it supports 4k playback. It's like $130 and outperforms your current PC in every way.
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Minimum video card that I would suggest is 1660 Super, it is a decent card for 1080/1440 gaming. For future proofing I would go with RTX2070 super. 4K gaming at high res 60fps is very expensive, one of the few options is RTX2080 and 2080ti which cost you above $1000.
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Minimum video card that I would suggest is 1660 Super, it is a decent card for 1080/1440 gaming. For future proofing I would go with RTX2070 super. 4K gaming at high res 60fps is very expensive, one of the few options is RTX2080 and 2080ti which cost you above $1000.

This is why I gave up on doing 4K gaming on a PC and use an Xbox instead. I did get an RX580 8Gig for my Alienware Graphics amplifier with an AW13 laptop. I can game in 4K on older titles, but not new ones.
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