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Windows 7: Intel HD graphics 2500 vs 3000/4000?


28 Apr 2012   #1

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Intel HD graphics 2500 vs 3000/4000?

anyone knows how the HD 2500 compares to the 3000 and 4000? I'm mostly looking for improved video transcoding compared to my Pentium G620 and don't really need the "gaming" graphics capabilities. But I haven't been able to find any information as to how the HD 2500 compares.

The fact that 2500 < 3000 is not really a good sign though...


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28 Apr 2012   #2

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the 3000 and 4000 are pretty superior of course the actual speed they function at will depend on which intel cpu it's paired with.
From what I've seen they actually are superior to even some of the higher dollar dedicated graphics cards in the way of transcoding. (if you are a gamer you would want to consider the dedicated, but if all you want is transcoding you are good)

However, you will only get the benefit if the software you are using supports the new quick sync features.
Intel® Quick Sync Video

In the instances where your software does support the features the 3k and 4k are twice as fast easily...
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28 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

I'm mostly wondering about how the 2500 compares, as the i5-3450(2.5k) is ~$30 cheaper than the i5-3570K(4k)

All I know is it'll be a little bit better than the HD 2000, but not as great as the 4000. I have no idea how it compares to the 3000, as while it has the new architecture with DX11 it has half the EUs of the 4000.
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28 Apr 2012   #4

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I understood your only real concern to be video transcoding. If you intend to do any heavy 3d applications, you really are going to want a dedicated graphics card.
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28 Apr 2012   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
I understood your only real concern to be video transcoding. If you intend to do any heavy 3d applications, you really are going to want a dedicated graphics card.
Pretty much, but I'm half deaf so I need subtitles, and I'm not entirely sure how that works into the figure. On my Pentium G620 1080p videos are a bit judderry. With Shark007 I can theoretically stream mkv's to my Xbox (via WMC) with subtitles inserted, but my G620 can't handle that AT ALL.

I am a bit confused as to how much of what I do can Quick Sync handle, and doesn't require the extra 8 EUs of the HD 4000 graphics.
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28 Apr 2012   #6

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Well the G620 in and of itself, is not a bad chip
It just doesn't handle graphics the same way.

I do believe you should be able to play 1080p video without any real problems though.
So maybe we should look a little more closely at that problem.
Does it happen no matter what player you use?

Here's a good free one that doesn't rely on windows codecs for video playback, so I often recommend it for troubleshooting things like this. (and who knows you might wind up liking it.)
VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!

If you play the video through it do you get the same problem?
Do let it play for a few minutes.
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28 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

I can't tell, as the main problem is burning in subtitles in real time while encoding to stream to an Xbox. Haven't yet figured out how to do that in VLC yet.
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28 Apr 2012   #8

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Dan Dar3: VLC streaming & transcoding to XBMC for Xbox

I believe the subs can still be added in using the video - subtitles in the menu.
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28 Apr 2012   #9

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I don't think the Xbox 360 will run XBMC...
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28 Apr 2012   #10

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