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Smiggy
Level 10
Hi guys,

I was wondering someone can help me shed some understanding on Pioneer's new Blu-Ray optical drives, that can play 4k movies. I play 4k games on my Acer Predator XB321HK 32, but I am wondering, if I'll be able to play 4k games.

http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/1/25/14387744/pioneer-ultra-hd-bluray-drive-4k-pc

Apparently the requirements to play 4k movies are found on PowerDVD's site.

https://www.cyberlink.com/products/powerdvd-ultra/spec_en_GB.html?&r=1

1) The minumum requirement is your CPU must be one of the Kaby Lake editions or higher - this means my 6950, and Asus Rampage V Edition 10 are not compatible, right?

2) The GPU requirement states Ultra HD Blu-ray: Intel 7th generation (Kaby Lake) Core i processors integrated with Intel HD Graphics 630, Intel Iris™ Graphics 640 - what does this mean? I have 4 980 in Quad SLI configuration.

3) The Motherboard requirement states Ultra HD Blu-ray A mainboard is required which supports the Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX) technology. The Intel SGX feature needs to be enabled in the BIOS* settings and allocated with 128 MB or above memory space. To view the HDR 10 effect of Ultra HD Blu-ray movies, a mainboard that supports exporting HDR 10 signal is required - I take it mine is not compatible because it doesn't support the Kaby Lake/Skylake editions?

4) Under Display Device, it says Display device with HDMI 2.0a/DisplayPort 1.3 connection interface, and must support HDCP 2.2 - why is a DP 1.3 required? Mine only support 1.2, but how is everyone else been watching 4k content/movies on their HD/QHD monitors? There are plenty of examples of this on YouTube.

5) Do the same requirements apply, if you're playing downloaded 4k content from netflix. So, you're not playing it from a disc.

Thanks guys.
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Korth
Level 14
Short version of what I said above: all of the X-Series processors are exclusively packaged for what Intel calls "High End Desktop (HEDT)" platforms, and none of these ever has on-die iGPU.

Z370 (along with other 300 Series chipsets) is expected to use Socket LGA1151 (compatible with existing Sky Lake and Kaby Lake CPUs), although it may use a newer socket instead. It will run Coffee Lake CPUs, and if they are LGA1151 they should be compatible with existing 100 Series and 200 Series motherboards. After firmware/BIOS compatibility updates, anyhow, lol. Another version of Coffee Lake is Cannon Lake, basically a 10nm shrink on Kaby Lake (hybridized with some new Coffee Lake tech refinements), and it will in turn be upgraded to Ice Lake in 2019 - these are intended only for mobile (laptop) devices but desktop versions may exist. All this stuff is what Intel calls "Mainstream Desktop" or "Performance Desktop" platforms, and they (almost) always have on-die iGPU.

Googling "Intel roadmap" or reading reviews and wikis explains this in greater detail. Confirmed facts aren't yet complete - there is a great deal of speculation, exaggeration, elaboration, and fabrication to sort through - but Intel constantly "leaks" more and more tantalizing details into public domain, it's free advertising!

Any CPU compatible with Z370 (whatever socket it uses) will have iGPU. I don't really understand the hype about iGPU anyhow, it's basically just wasted silicon on the CPU die which would be better allocated towards real processing power, cores, cache, Uncore controllers, whatever. Any serious gamer will automatically use a dedicated GPU card and ignore the processor iGPU (and perhaps wish it were just a lump of thermally-conductive metal instead, lol, to help achieve high CPU overclocks).
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triffid wrote:
https://www.techpowerup.com/234882/nvidia-geforce-384-series-driver-removes-need-for-new-cpus-for-4k...
Maybe the next step will be UHD BD...?


Let's wait, and see.

toronto699
Level 13
here is short article on power DVD and the requirements for Ultra HD Blu-ray HDR my new Asus GT51 does not meet the requirements GT51 is missing SGX Technology so says the Cyrberlink HD advisor.
http://www.techhive.com/article/3184611/home-theater/powerdvd-17-ultra-review-best-way-to-play-ultra...

toronto699
Level 13
here is an article on Cyberlink Power DVD and Ultra HD Blu-ray HDR my new Asus GT 51 does not meet the requirements as its missing Intel SGX Technology so says Cyberlink HD advisor
http://www.techhive.com/article/3184611/home-theater/powerdvd-17-ultra-review-best-way-to-play-ultra...

I will refresh this theard

What current Z490, H470, B460 support SGX and HDMI 2.0 output for Core i5 10400 ?

Hi,

I plan on ripping my Blu Ray (UHD) movies on to my hard drive using a flash optical drive with Any DVD HD and CloneBD software.

Once done, I can then play them under any motherboard and CPU configuration? Is this correct?

I'll be settling for a 11900k CPU and undecided on which, Z590 motherboard.

Smiggy wrote:
Hi,

I plan on ripping my Blu Ray (UHD) movies on to my hard drive using a flash optical drive with Any DVD HD and CloneBD software.

Once done, I can then play them under any motherboard and CPU configuration? Is this correct?

I'll be settling for a 11900k CPU and undecided on which, Z590 motherboard.


Indeed that is correct and tested.