Intel Core i5-6600 good enough to play movies at 4K

schiavoni

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Good afternoon,

I'm planning to upgrade my PC. The current CPU I've is an Intel i7 950. It's unable to play 4K movies.

Is it possible to play 4K movies smooth with the Intel Core i5-6600? I'll only use the integrated video chip of the CPU (Intel HD Graphics 530).
 

The Paladin

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playing movies is not cpu dependent as much as it is video card dependent, I have a Q9400 with a GT 720 and I can play 4K video just fine.

4K UHD (2160p) has a resolution of 3840 pixels × 2160 line, and the GT 720 can run it without issue.(ref: https://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt-720/specifications), I think you just need a add-on video card. what is your budget like ? and do you play games ?

what monitor do you also use to play this 4K videos? and what connector are you using to connect to your computer ?
 

schiavoni

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I don't play games that required a video-card. But I want to play movies with the onboard Graphics Card on the motherboard. I don't have a 4K monitor. I know that I'll not see movies at 4K, but I'm looking for a CPU that can play 4K movies without a add-on video card. Maybe I'll buy a 4K television.
 

schiavoni

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Thank you. This was I looking for.
 
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http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-3666876/intel-core-6600-good-play-movies.html#20807170
 

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