Kaby Lake Required for PowerDVD17

Discussion in 'General Hardware Issues' started by Lezyne, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. Lezyne

    Lezyne New Member

    Can someone explain to me why you must have a kaby lake processor for PowerDVD17?
  2. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    You don't need kaby lake for 17, you need it for UHD playback only as kaby lake is the first chipset that fully supports a technology called SGX which is required for UHD playback on PC.

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  3. Lezyne

    Lezyne New Member

    Does that mean that every UltraHD BluRay player has a Kaby Lake processor inside or do the players work differently?
  4. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    No, you can't compare standalone players with a PC system. Completely different technologies. A standalone player is a "closed" environment, a PC is not. SGX is meant to close the environment
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  5. eviltester

    eviltester Active Member

    No, so far as we have tested (I'll be making a extremely lengthy and detailed post soon based on our findings) none of the commercially available 4K UHD certified players that we have tested have any Intel chips in them.

    Our testing results may help others that are looking for alternate means as we have found some interesting tidbits.
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  6. MisterXDTV

    MisterXDTV Well-Known Member

    Looking forward to your findings!
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