Would a Graphics Card Make Any Difference?

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biagrin

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So I have recently got into video editing but this is a hardware related issue. The main issue is running video on my TV. I am having issues with running 720p video so anything higher than this will also be an issue. I run a desktop through a 55inch LG 4k TV.

Specs:

Operating System:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

CPU:

Intel Core i5 4460 @ 3.20GHz 29 °C
Haswell 22nm Technology

RAM:
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)

Motherboard:
Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. Z87-D3HP-CF (SOCKET 0) 28 °C

Graphics:

LG TV ([email protected])
Intel HD Graphics 4600 (Gigabyte)

Storage:
465GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AAKS-00A7B SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 25 °C
3726GB Seagate ST4000DM 000-1F2168 SCSI Disk Device (SATA ) 23°C
3726GB Seagate ST4000DM 000-1F2168 SCSI Disk Device (SATA ) 23 °C
3726GB Seagate ST4000DM 000-1F2168 SCSI Disk Device (SATA ) 23 °C
3726GB Seagate ST4000DM 000-1F2168 SCSI Disk Device (SATA ) 23 °C

Optical Drives:
PIONEER BD-RW BDR-209M SCSI CdRom Device

Audio:
Intel Display Audio



Now my PC cannot display 720p on the TV except at 30fps and low bit rate. Once you get to a high bit rate or 60FPS it cannot display. On doing a little research, it appears that the processor may be the issue. It seems that the maximum display it can use is 4k at 30fps. I make the assumption that the combination of processor limitation on the display coupled with the HD4600 graphics is causing the issues. If I change the resolution within windows to 1080p then everything is fine but obviously this can only be a temporary solution.



So ultimiately my question is: will adding a graphics card solve the issue or is the processor at its limit no matter what I do?
 

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Integrated graphics
Graphics Output eDP/DP/HDMI/VGA
Motherboard
  1. 1 x D-Sub port
  2. 1 x DVI-D port
  3. 1 x HDMI port
There are approximately 10 models of the LG 55 4K which is yours

Check which driver is installed for your integrated graphics
https://ark.intel.com/products/80817/Intel-Core-i5-4460-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-3_40-GHz
see left hand column

The latest on the motherboard site is
[15.33.19.64.3540]
dated 2014

So ultimiately my question is: will adding a graphics card solve the issue or is the processor at its limit no matter what I do?
Yes in principle as the CPU is the provider of the Intel HD 4600 and your graphics with a card would then be the resolution of the GPU on the card
Not directly related to the processor

That said the system is old technology and I would not recommend real expense for a graphics card on such system. Your capabilities are limited by the chipset of the board, and many other components
I am not suggesting you should not put in discrete graphics, merely as I said not some top of the range, as it capabilities will be limited by the speed at which information can be passed across the system
 

biagrin

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My main option was to try and get a used graphics card to be going on with. The desktop is only used for watching films and stuff anyway so i dont want to be forking out just yet for a new system as i do everything on a laptop. Think ill have a browse at prices. Thanks for the advice.
 
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