Radeon graphics card for LibreELEC 10.0

  • What would be the ideal graphics card for LibreELEC 10.0?

    I'm building a new desktop PC and was thinking of using the GTX 1050 that's presently in my LibreELEC HTPC (x86_64)

    This way I could buy a Radeon graphics card for my HTPC and be ready when LibreELEC 10.0 arrives

    intel i3-7100 / Gigabyte H270M-D3H / GTX1050 / STX Essence

  • Thanks for the reply

    Then, if I build the new PC with the GTX 1050

    Will an old Radeon HD 7770 card work for now in my HTPC - with a display port / HDMI adapter to 4K OLED

    As is the GTX 1050 upscales to 4K, but I don't think the HD 7770 will?

    intel i3-7100 / Gigabyte H270M-D3H / GTX1050 / STX Essence

  • I lost track of AMD cards years ago so cannot comment on that model, but GTX1050 is nVidia so it will not be supported in LE10 .. or to be more specific; it will run via the nouveau driver (slowly) and you won't want to use it.

  • According to me RX550 and better, nothing cheaper. I wouldn't bet on the fact that HD5450 / 6450 will still be supported in version 11 and later. Libreelec does not care much about backward compatibility, which is already apparent from the experience of playing old AVI files.

  • but GTX1050 is nVidia so it will not be supported in LE10

    That's why I was going to use the GTX 1050 in a new (non-HTPC) desktop PC

    but I just don't know whether I need a low, mid or high falluting AMD card for LE10.


    The lower end NVIDIA, the GTX 1050, handles all my current needs (4K, upscale, x265 hevc, etc)

    so will it's equal from AMD, the RX 560, have the same capabilities but with also the support for LE10?

    I just don't know much about AMD cards.


    The old HD 7770 handles x265 hevc on a 1440x900p monitor(DVI), but I've heard that it needs a DP to HDMI 2.0 adapter to play 4K, and I don't think it will upscale or handle a large 4K OLED screen.

    intel i3-7100 / Gigabyte H270M-D3H / GTX1050 / STX Essence

    Edited once, last by Pokey: 1440p changed to 1440x900p ().

  • The HD 7770 handles nothing about HEVC - CPU makes everything (by pure CPU power). For hardware handling HEVC you need at least RX 4xx.

    nVidia have no VAAPI support anymore = no support in newer Libreelec.

  • HD 7770 handles nothing about HEVC

    Checked out VLC media info whilst playing video

    Codec: MPEG-H Part2/HEVC (H.265) (hevc)


    MB: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3LR

    CPU: [email protected] / 4gb ram

    HD 7770 Cape Verde XT

    Display: 1440x900 60Hz

    OS: Trinity Desk Enviroment, a Unix like System based on Linux


    Maybe VLC knows it's origins but HD 7770 plays without knowing?

    It does play perfectly with VLC Media Player

    intel i3-7100 / Gigabyte H270M-D3H / GTX1050 / STX Essence

  • The HD 7770 handles nothing about HEVC - CPU makes everything (by pure CPU power). For hardware handling HEVC you need at least RX 4xx. nVidia have no VAAPI support anymore = no support in newer Libreelec.

    nVidia uses VDPAU not VAAPI. AMD was also using VDPAU but switched to VAAPI (shared with Intel). VAAPI is supported going forwards. VPDAU (and thus all the nVidia cards that depend upon it) are not supported.

  • Installed LibreELEC 8.2.5 on the Q8400 cpu with the HD7770 video card connected via HDMI to 4K TV

    both ran at 40-44°C with cpu at 40-60% load

    VDPAU was shown as preferred, I changed it to VAAPI .. but didn't detect any difference

    the 4K H265 video I tested could only play 4K at [email protected]

    changed resolution to Full HD [email protected]

    audio thru HDMI was lower with the [email protected] resolution

    intel i3-7100 / Gigabyte H270M-D3H / GTX1050 / STX Essence

  • harrym

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/unified_video_decoder/ your link did not work

    this one does https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/unified_video_decoder

    Used 3 video samples 1x4K H265 & 2x1080p H265 tested each one for 15 minutes

    all played okay, the 4K H265 @30Hz had a barely detectable slight judder on some fast moving scenes, and audio was also lower ..

    .. when set via LE to 1080p it played A/R perfectly as did the others

    libreELEC's information on all 3 samples was H265

    NAS used does not do any video transcoding

    4K TV showed [email protected] & [email protected] respectively

    intel i3-7100 / Gigabyte H270M-D3H / GTX1050 / STX Essence

  • Operating system: LibreELEC (official): 8.2.5 (kernel: Linux 4.11.12)

    GPU: Gallium 0.4 on AMD CAPE VERDE (DRM 2.49.0 / 4.11.12, LLVM 3.9.0)

    Screen resolution: [email protected] - Full screen

    Screen resolution: [email protected] - Full screen

    OpenGL vendor: X.Org

    OpenGL version: 3.0 Mesa 17.1.3

    GPU temperature: 40°C


    LibreELEC on the 4K TV was slow to load up on boot & also slow to shut down

    One & only oddity was when using the remote control the gui swish sound would echo if pressed in quick succession

    intel i3-7100 / Gigabyte H270M-D3H / GTX1050 / STX Essence

  • As suggested .. I'll leave the GTX 1050 in my LE / HTPC, at least until LibreELEC 10.0 has been out and about for a while


    the HD 7770 / Q8400, etc is all going into a DIY box with LibreELEC 8.2.5 as a give away


    a GTX 1660Ti is now in my new desktop rig

    intel i3-7100 / Gigabyte H270M-D3H / GTX1050 / STX Essence