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This might be overkill - but I have a Win7 HTPC that I want to get 4K video out of... this should do it right?

it's an older i7 930 - with like 12 GB or RAM - using Emby over Windows Media Center.
Your processor is too weak for the graphic card. You may want to get a RX 560 or something less than that.
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Your processor is too weak for the graphic card. You may want to get a RX 560 or something less than that.
yeah - this is what i don't fully understand ... will it just not work, or I just won't be able to play games on high settings, etc?

For me, it's 90% media/movies and 10% light gaming... like retro emulated gaming. nothing fancy.
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yeah - this is what i don't fully understand ... will it just not work, or I just won't be able to play games on high settings, etc?

For me, it's 90% media/movies and 10% light gaming... like retro emulated gaming. nothing fancy.
The is the best card (best price to performance ratio) for a 1080p monitor 60hz monitor (which majority of casual gamers have in their set up). Lot of people go way overboard on GPU's when the rest of their system (CPU, monitor) is a modest setup not realizing it's an overkill.

This will be good card for your needs. In addition to streaming, you will be able to play all games at high settings with this card.
Rather than trying to save 20 or 30 bucks for a Rx 560/570 and then regretting later that you should have gone for a 590 get this now if you are looking for a GPU.
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yeah - this is what i don't fully understand ... will it just not work, or I just won't be able to play games on high settings, etc?

For me, it's 90% media/movies and 10% light gaming... like retro emulated gaming. nothing fancy.
You will have a CPU bottleneck. You cannot utilize the GPU performance. Your CPU will hit 100% load and your GPU cannot reach 100% of its performance. If you are not planning to upgrade your PC anytime soon, buying RX 590 is a little waste of money in my opinion. You may need at least 4th gen i7 to fully utilize RX 590. Media center and casual gaming shouldn't need RX 590.

Radeon RX580 vs i7-870 (Lynnfield) vs i7-4790K (Devil's Canyon) Test in 9 Games
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJEjNbVi26c
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Is there a list of Motherboards that his graphics card will work with?
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yeah - this is what i don't fully understand ... will it just not work, or I just won't be able to play games on high settings, etc?

For me, it's 90% media/movies and 10% light gaming... like retro emulated gaming. nothing fancy.
Another important thing to consider is what Power supply do you have currently.
This is a power hungry card (consumes as much power as an RX 2080) and needs a minimum 500W Power supply (550W to be safe). Skip this card if your power supply doesn't meet the criteria.
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The is the best card (best price to performance ratio) for a 1080p monitor 60hz monitor (which majority of casual gamers have in their set up). Lot of people go way overboard on GPU's when the rest of their system (CPU, monitor) is a modest setup not realizing it's an overkill.

This will be good card for your needs. In addition to streaming, you will be able to play all games at high settings with this card.
Rather than trying to save 20 or 30 bucks for a Rx 560/570 and then regretting later that you should have gone for a 590 get this now if you are looking for a GPU.
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You will have a CPU bottleneck. You cannot utilize the GPU performance. Your CPU will hit 100% load and your GPU cannot reach 100% of its performance. If you are not planning to upgrade your PC anytime soon, buying RX 590 is a little waste of money in my opinion. You may need at least 4th gen i7 to fully utilize RX 590. Media center and casual gaming shouldn't need RX 590.

Radeon RX580 vs i7-870 (Lynnfield) vs i7-4790K (Devil's Canyon) Test in 9 Games
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJEjNbVi26c
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Another important thing to consider is what Power supply do you have currently.
This is a power hungry card (consumes as much power as an RX 2080) and needs a minimum 500W Power supply (550W to be safe). Skip this card if your power supply doesn't meet the criteria.
I do see an rx560 on sale at like $119... i thought going with this card will sort of insulate any future pain. I'm not planning on upgrading the machine anytime soon, BUT, have been thinking of upgrading my unraid box where i can stick the gpu in and run a vm for my htpc needs.

I have a 650W PSU right now.

Thanks for your replies. i'm at an impasse and trying to figure it out. need to decide if i upgrade, start over or go a whole different route.
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This might be overkill - but I have a Win7 HTPC that I want to get 4K video out of... this should do it right?

it's an older i7 930 - with like 12 GB or RAM - using Emby over Windows Media Center.
It's not just overkill it's 100% pointless for your use case.

You can do what you're trying to do with even the most basic of cards. (I read further in about 90% movies and 10% emulation gaming and light gaming)

Truly anything that outputs 4k will be fine. get a used previous gen card like a 470.
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It's not just overkill it's 100% pointless for your use case.

You can do what you're trying to do with even the most basic of cards. (I read further in about 90% movies and 10% emulation gaming and light gaming)

Truly anything that outputs 4k will be fine. get a used previous gen card like a 470.
Thanks - I was going to get that cheapy $70 htpc low profile card from about a week ago - but sold out before i got on it.
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