Update HTPC?

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  1. Sledge

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    So i have a file that has these specs: 2160p UHD BluRay x265
    But playing it maxes out the cpu (i3-2120) and i get stuttering..
    What should i do to fix this? install a video card that will decode this better?
    Or upgrade the CPU?

    Edit: Just tried the same file on a PC with an i5 3570 and while it did play it fine, the CPU on that is also running fairly high (about 90%)
     
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    Don't quote me but I think the 10xx series cards do x265 10bit 4k hardware decoding.
     
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    oops. sorry for the quote.... ;)

    Yeah that's why i'm looking at the above.. but, will it be enough? It should be right?
    I'm considering having the HDMI cable going from that to the TV, and i assume i should be able to have the audio passed to the receiver, but i've never done that and i don't know how...
    TV is an LG 65UF850T
    http://www.lg.com/au/tvs/lg-65UF850T

    Would the TVs ARC passthrough HD audio etc?
     
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    Should work, I have mine set up the same way without any issue.
     
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    Why wouldn't you go from HTPC to receiver - receiver to TV? Thats the point of a receiver, its the central point, everything goes to it and then a single connection out to the TV?
     
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    TV is 4k
    Receiver isn't
     
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    AAhh makes sense then - so does that mean that the TV will only send DTS/DD back to the receiver via ARC and not HD Audio?
     
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    seems that might be the case..
    i should be able to use 2x HDMI to sort it out though
    1 to the TV for 4k video through new video card
    1 to the receiver for HD audio etc through current iGPU

    pretty crap that a fairly new TV can't passthrough HD audio though

    But i guess next step eventually when one of my receivers die, i'll get a new 4k one
     
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