Yea, UHD@60FPS is a lot of data. UHD or higher resolution at 60 frames per second you need HDMI 2.0 (18 Gbps), Display port 1.3 (32 Gbps), or better.
If UHD@60FPS is the goal I would recommend building a mini PC with a micro ATX or ITX based motherboard and add an expansion video card that supports the higher throughput on HDMI 2.0 or Display port 1.4 (geforce 1030 comes to mind: https://www.evga.com...=02G-P4-6333-KR
Here, all my TVs are still running 1080p. I will upgrade within the next few years once sources that support UHD becomes more widespread. I am in the middle of planning to reduce the footprint of my servers down to a single vmhost. For Emby, I am considering trying to get hardware transcoding supported pass-through to a Linux VM using a board/chip that supports VT-D and Quick Sync. That would be fun to work through. The other option is to double the total number of threads with a Ryzen 1700 and see how a client Emby VM runs with 6 VCPUs and 8GB of RAM. I would likely OC the chip and either do serious aide cooking or do nominal air and a giant 240mm AIO liquid cooling system for the CPU.
I am on the fence about this because I notice that using software transcoding I can only do 2 transcodes and 1 post processing DVR process at once before my current AMD Sempron X6 1090T pegs out. Getting the transcoding hardware accelerated would relieve the CPU to handle the other processes I need.
Once I have consolidated all my servers down to a single vmhost, I would likely get 3 small form factor systems for the HT room, living room, and my bedroom.
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Edited by Tur0k, 09 December 2017 - 08:49 PM.