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ASrock HDMI 2.0 Mini ITX

Discussion in 'Mainboards / CPU / RAM' started by Alexh, September 11, 2017.

  1. Alexh

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    Hi,

    Been waiting for 4k@60Hz capable micro or mini ITX MB for a long time now. Looks like ASRock has the monopoly on this for now..

    ASRock J4205-ITX - CPU included, passive heatsink
    ASRock J3455-ITX - CPU included, passive heatsink
    ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac
    ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac

    I'm leaning towards the J4205 since it will be for a client only. I'm a little concerned with receiver/TV HDMI 2.0 compatibility because I recall when HDMI 1.0 first came out it had some issues.
    Also i usually go with Asus or Gigabyte as I have had those last up to 10 years but for the price of the J4205 i suppose I can hardly go wrong.





    Anyone using these for a 4k system?
     
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    Hi,

    I am using the ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac since February now but not as a 4K system right now. It is for the future purpose as a 4K system and was the only available solution with HDMI 2.0 in February. When my TV will die some day I will switch over to a 4K TV. The board runs flawlessly with MP1 as a single seat TV solution. In the past I had mainly ASUS boards, some MSI, some Gigabyte. I have been building PC systems for myself since 1993. Two years ago I switched over to ASrock because it is the new ASUS ;) Good but not too expensive just like ASUS was 15 years ago.

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    Interesting as the ASRock board uses a third-party HDMI 2.0 chip because HDMI 2.0 is not integrated in the Intel Skylake platform. I can not try it out if TruHD and DTS-HD do not work because I have no TV with HDMI 2.0.

    Thanks fro the hint.

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    I've build my HTPC with ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac and Core i3 7320. Playback (up to 4K/60Hz) of all my files is working fine and of course HD Audio. The only thing that doesn't work with Kaby Lake CPUs and Windows 10 is playback of framepacked 3D movies (MVC).
     
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