- Jul 18, 2003
Currently I have a computer hooked up to a new 4k TV. It's a Xeon X3440 with 12GB of DDR3 ECC and a GT 630 passive video card. I tried to play a H.265 encoded 4k video on it recently and it spiked the CPU to 100%. Going Online I found the GT 630 doesn't support H.265 decode. I was considering a GT 1030, which does have hardware based H.265 decode. Would my old CPU keep me from running 4k decoding smoothly, or is it mainly dependent on the video card? Playback software is the latest VLC release.