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Will adding GPU help my Plex Server

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I am pretty happy with the performance of my plex server but I always like to push a little for a little better as I am running older hardware. Spec in SIG


Question is will adding something like a GTX 1050 Mini make any real difference to overall performance outside of LAN.


I only have 6 users but would really like to be able to transcode or even direct play 4k if possible.


Any suggestions are welcome, GPU must fit 2u server case. I do not game at all so even the 1050 might be overkill.

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I believe you will need to run the custom-built Unraid with Nvidia drivers (search for the plugin + forum post) + need Plex Pass + some tinkering to make it work.

Also need a more expensive GPU to support more than 2 concurrent streams.

You might want to consider if simply upgrading your CPU may be more economical.

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