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Could someone help me find either a desktop, mini pc, or something that can run Shadow at 144hz 1080p? (Would be greatly appreciated)

 

 

Requirements:

  • Needs to be able to output 144hz via DisplayPort. 
  • Windows 10 Preinstalled

 

(Don’t care if it’s fanless or not, if you have a question feel free to ask.)

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Best answer by Snok 7 June 2020, 11:02

Here’s a benchmark on 4 processors based off of Shadow’s Recommended. 

The PC’s have AMD processors, so we won’t do a comparison for Intel. 

HP t640 - AMD Ryzen R1505G

HP t620 - GX-415 

Benchmark

 

I’ll go with the R1505. But, I’m also a huge fan on thin clients, so my opinion is a bit bias.

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First question, how much are you willing to spend? 

Second, looking for a thin client?

Third, do you already have a monitor that can run 144hz?

 

 

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First question, how much are you willing to spend? 

Second, looking for a thin client?

Third, do you already have a monitor that can run 144hz?

 

 

I’m willing to spend up to $300-350 for a new product, not a used/refurbished product. I could care less about it being thin, whatever size would work will be fine with me. I already have a 144hz 1080p monitor. Appreciate you helping me by the way, as the Shadow Ghost isn’t on Ebay, nor being sold by Blade at the moment. 

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Another requirement would be that it isn’t used..

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No worries, happy to help. A thin-client is actually a computer that’s not related to size. It’s basically a computer with just the absolutely bare requirements to operate an OS; like the Shadow Ghost. Things you absolutely need:

  1. Great Internet speed. (I’ll recommend 1gb; even though that’s overkill.)
  2. Display port w/ Display Cable
  3. Change bandwidth to 70mbps (Shadow client)
  4. Monitor that support 144hz

You’ll want to turn off any technology that your high-end monitor would support, like G-Sync or Freesync. You’re streaming data to your pc to your monitor. Nothing is directly connected to the GPU. 

HP t640

HP t620

 

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No worries, happy to help. A thin-client is actually a computer that’s not related to size. It’s basically a computer with just the absolutely bare requirements to operate an OS; like the Shadow Ghost. Things you absolutely need:

  1. Great Internet speed. (I’ll recommend 1gb; even though that’s overkill.)
  2. Display port w/ Display Cable
  3. Change bandwidth to 70mbps (Shadow client)
  4. Monitor that support 144hz

You’ll want to turn off any technology that your high-end monitor would support, like G-Sync or Freesync. You’re streaming data to your pc to your monitor. Nothing is directly connected to the GPU. 

HP t640

HP t620

 

Is 1.5 GHZ enough? Here it recommends at least a 2.6 GHZ Xeon. Thoughts?

 

https://help.shadow.tech/hc/en-gb/articles/360016487473-Windows-Recommended-Requirements

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Here’s a benchmark on 4 processors based off of Shadow’s Recommended. 

The PC’s have AMD processors, so we won’t do a comparison for Intel. 

HP t640 - AMD Ryzen R1505G

HP t620 - GX-415 

Benchmark

 

I’ll go with the R1505. But, I’m also a huge fan on thin clients, so my opinion is a bit bias.

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Here’s a benchmark on 4 processors based off of Shadow’s Recommended. 

The PC’s have AMD processors, so we won’t do a comparison for Intel. 

HP t640 - AMD Ryzen R1505G

HP t620 - GX-415 

Benchmark

 

I’ll go with the R1505. But, I’m also a huge fan on thin clients, so my opinion is a bit bias.

The HPT640 you linked takes me to an HPT530. Can you clarify, as the prices are drastically different?

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Apologizes, posted the wrong link. Try the link again, you’ll see t640. Here’s the link

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Apologizes, posted the wrong link. Try the link again, you’ll see t640. Here’s the link

How do we know it will be able to decode 144hz?

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Here is a detailed spec sheet of t640 Specs. As you scroll down to Video Output: DisplayPort 1.2. DisplayPort 1.2 can easily output 1080p and 1440p resolutions at 144Hz.

Hi,

@Glory Did you end up finding/buying something?

If so I would be very interested in your experience.

@Snok @Glory Anyone try HPT640 with HP OS? The windows 10 version is much more expensive. 

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