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Youtube 1440p and 4K on AMD Athlon II X4 640

Hello guys 

 

After seeing this video in 4k (

), i wondered if my old Athlon can do 4k.

 

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So as you can see i have my Athlon II x4 overclocked from 3.00GHz to 3.50GHz running 1.45V

 

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So how does 1080p videos play

 

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As you can see 1080p is no problem for this CPU

 

now 1440p

 

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As you can see, it puts some load into the CPU and the video played fine with only minor stuttering

 

now for some serious stuff, lets try 4K 

 

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As you can see 4K maxxed out all four cores and even thou they wasn't all at 100% i did have major stuttering and only getting a few seconds of smooth playback at a time

 

So conclusion

 

All in all the AMD Athlon ii x4 640 is a good choice for HD video playback, yes it can only do up to 1440p but the fact that this can still do HD+ considering its age is surprising

 

Now the next question is what about 4K Gaming, well that's for another post

 

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Well it has 4 cores, i am surprised it can't do 4k TBH.

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Well it has 4 cores, i am surprised it can't do 4k TBH.

a 4970k has 4 cores.........

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Well it has 4 cores, i am surprised it can't do 4k TBH.

 

Youtube is too short a space of time for more cores to benefit over faster cores.

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