Gaming Will these specs be able to run 720p anime ok?

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Hello,

I'm looking to get a cheap spare computer for the family room and I'd like to know if people think the specs of one I've found will be able to play 720p (or maybe even 1080p) soft subbed .mkv anime smoothly (using mpc with coreavc or vlc)

Intel Dual Core - E5700 3.0Ghz - 4GB DDR3 RAM - Integrated (Onboard) Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X4500

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I've successfully played 1080p mkv files on my laptop which contains an SU7300, a CPU which should be much less powerful than the one you're using while still not having the CPU load go over 70%. Granted, I did use CCCP in conjunction with CoreAVC, but I can't see any reason why your computer shouldn't be able to play 720p/1080p videos.
 

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Thanks for the replies.

The main thing I'm worried about is the graphics card. It's only an Integrated Intel GMA X4500 (which i've heard isn't very good)

You think it'll be ok even without a dedicated card?
 

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timgorden11 said:
Thanks for the replies.

The main thing I'm worried about is the graphics card. It's only an Integrated Intel GMA X4500 (which i've heard isn't very good)

You think it'll be ok even without a dedicated card?
Said laptop I mentioned earlier has an Intel GMA X4500M HD so I'm sure it'll work.
 

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timgorden11 said:
Thanks for the replies.

The main thing I'm worried about is the graphics card. It's only an Integrated Intel GMA X4500 (which i've heard isn't very good)

You think it'll be ok even without a dedicated card?

If you want to do any gaming with that you'd be in trouble. For just 720p and mkv you should be fine.
 

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Minox_IX said:
Said laptop I mentioned earlier has an Intel GMA X4500M HD so I'm sure it'll work.

The X4500M in this pc isn't a X4500M HD (I assume the HD part makes some difference lol)


QUOTE(doyama @ Jun 8 2011, 02:12 PM) If you want to do any gaming with that you'd be in trouble. For just 720p and mkv you should be fine.

I'm not really that much of a pc gamer, the only ones I've been playing recently are Minecraft and Terraria (but this comp is mainly for anime so I'm not worried about that)
 
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a 3 Ghz dual core should run everything fine... and yeah, you could easily grab a low-budget video card to help if that's what you need/want. Something like a 4650.
 

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Both 4500 and 4500 HD have H.264 hardware decoding, the difference being that the HD supports full 1080P hardware decoding while the non HD will need some cpu juice to do it.

You need windows vista or 7 and is automatically activated in WMP with the latest driver.

You can always use this utility to see if hardware decoding is enabled on your computer
http://imouto.my/mirrors/DXVAChecker32_2.5.0.zip
 

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timgorden11 said:
Hello,

I'm looking to get a cheap spare computer for the family room and I'd like to know if people think the specs of one I've found will be able to play 720p (or maybe even 1080p) soft subbed .mkv anime smoothly (using mpc with coreavc or vlc)

Intel Dual Core - E5700 3.0Ghz - 4GB DDR3 RAM - Integrated (Onboard) Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X4500

Thanks
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You might find that softsubbed advanced effects like karaoke might lag, but just enable drop frames somewhere and it won't be noticable.
 

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