sonofdbn Posted January 29 Share Posted January 29 I'm considering my next unRAID server. On my current unRAID I have a Xeon D-1541 (doesn't have Quick Sync), no GPU and run Plex. I don't think I have more than 2-3 Plex streams that need transcoding simultaneously and there don't seem to have been any problems. I'm wondering whether I need to get an Intel CPU with Quick Sync for the next server for future-proofing (I'm very unlikely to be increasing the number of Plex streams). I think the other option for transcoding is to get a graphics card, but I don't think the expense is warranted. The reason I don't just go with Intel is that I have a slightly sentimental and illogical desire to try AMD for the next server. I'm looking only at "normal" PC parts, no server-level CPUs - no Xeon, no Threadripper. For the AMD CPU I'd be looking at something in the current generation with lots of cores. So is Quick Sync necessary for transcoding just a few streams? Quote Link to comment
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