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dedicated server with CPU w/ integrated GPU
edited February 2017 in Requests
I'm looking for a dedicated server in the USA with a CPU w/ integrated GPU
CPU example: E3-1245v5 or i7-3770 or i7-4770 or i7-6770, 30TB BW, 32GB Ram, 1Gbps port, 4TB SATA
Please submit your offers.
You will not find anything in this budget range in the US. Go with Hetzner or you might need to consider higher budget ranges
Hetzner peering is horrible, not usable from the North America.
cheapest US server that i know is virmach
E3-1240v2 32GB RAM 2x 1TB HDD for $49
Please read the OP again, carefully this time.
Will OVH (Quebec) do? SYS has a few that are almost in your budget.
Also WSI has an "i7-3700" which I think is supposed to say 3770, 2TB HDD + 120GB SSD instead of 4TB but mentioning in case you can work with that.
OVH seems ok but don't like the 250mbps guaranteed BW. Don't need unlimited BW but prefer 1Gbps burst.
Cant have your cake and eat it too, especially in that already not realistic budget.
I can increase my budget to $70-80 for an i7-6770k. Any suggestions?
Maybe if you wait a little. Intel supposedly cut some CPU prices in response to the Ryzen. The Ryzen itself might be worth looking into, but it will be a while.
Here is another, 2TB and 16GB RAM: https://www.wholesaleinternet.net/cart/?id=302
Thanks for all the suggestions. I just signed for the "i7-3700" with NOCIX.net with hourly billing to test it out: https://www.nocix.net/cart/?id=302&hourly=true
Thanks, that definitely looks like a WSI brand or reseller, but the hourly offer is interesting. I wonder how many they have.
Just curious what are you using a DED GPU for on a dedi server?
Doing HW accelerated transcoding with ffmpeg. With these Intel processors with integrated GPU I can do 20x 1080p 10mbps transcoding compared to about 5x with just software.
Interesting, what config are you using to transcode with the Intel gpu? Are results as good as cpu coding? I have an i7-3770 at Hetzner so might give it a try. I thought I had looked into this and found the interesting formats were supported only for NVidia.
The more recent Intel generations have much faster gpu's than the older ones so if you're really into this, I'd definitely go for a 6770 or 7700 rather than a 3770 or 4770.
https://www.reddit.com/r/PleX/comments/5k2bpo/plex_now_does_hw_transcoding_hardware_transcoding/ intel GPUs for now.
Thanks, I don't see anything in there about ffmpeg though. I wonder if Plex is using some non-ffmpeg codec.
I can't tell you what this Plex HW transcoding is using but yes, some of the plex transcoding is using ffmpeg: https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/200250377-Transcoding-Media There are two types.
I recall when you use the optimize function in plex that that too is using ffmpeg.
Thanks, I'm looking at some ffmpeg related pages. Will report if I do a successful hw transcode on my i7.
I got the i7-3770 server with the integrated GPU to work with beta version of Plex which supports HW transcoding. Recommend using beta version of VAAPI and Intel graphics drivers:
Then logout and log back in. Then type:
The install works if you see something like this:
Installing ffmpeg w/ VAAPI HW transcoding (not required for Plex).
Got some benchmarks?
Yes you can find something in North America,
The intel HD graphics on these are pretty powerful, tested on Windows 8.1 Pro on the $49 USD model, ran steam games and MC with no lag
Delivery time in BHS is 120sec
Edit: looks like OP already found a server
Network/peering is very marginal at NOCIX.net so looking for another provider.
Anyone has any experience to Dedispec? This server looks interesting: https://www.dedispec.com/client/cart.php?a=confproduct&i=0
How did you view the games, did you use tightvnc or?
Yes I used a combination of RealVNC and Steam in-home streaming over a VPN (Hamachi on server and my PC)
i suggest nocix.net