Nvidia GTX 10 Series GPUs Now Allow You to Netflix And Chill In 4K
The Nvidia GTX 10 series GPUs have been very popular mostly because of the price to performance that the Pascal architecture has to offer as compared to the previous architectures. The Nvidia GTX 10 series GPUs are also very efficient when it comes to power consumption, another plus point. Now, 4K Netflix streaming is also a big feature of the GPUs.
Previously, you needed a Kaby Lake CPU in order to have the 4K capabilities of Netflix. If you do not have the latest Kaby Lake CPU from intel but own a GTX 10 series GPU then you can enjoy streaming Netflix in 4K without a problem.
Chances are that you do own a GTX 10 series GPU and if you are wondering what it is you need in order to get Netflix running at 4K then you have come to the right place. You will need a GTX 1050 with at least 3 GB of VRAM in order to get Netflix running. As the 1050 comes in 2 GB variants, you will need to own a GTX 1050 Ti.
Besides the GPU, you will need an HDCP 2.2 capable monitor or television set and an Internet connection that is 25Mbps or faster. On the software side of things, you will need to have Nvidia driver version 381.74. This will be a bit tricky as this version of the drivers is only available to Windows 10 insiders.
In order to get this driver update, you will need to signup for the Windows 10 insider program and upgrade your OS to an insider build. If you are running multiple graphics cards then you will be disappointed to know that as of right now SLI is not supported. We could see an update in the future that will allow SLI users to use the feature as well.
Let us know what you think about Nvidia GTX 10 Series GPUS now supporting 4K Netflix streaming.