Yes, that's exactly what I said. They use quicksync on the igpu. Right now I am doing this on my main pc. But if I put the CPU into the Alienware r11 they have disabled the igpu. That's why I would need the p2200 as its pretty much the only thing in stock and highly recommended for plex.
Also, I am not reencoding the files and then storing them, I use quicksync to transcode to 720p in real time because I use the full res in my home using directly play mostly.
I understand that the cpu can do transcoding itself using software. I read that a 1030 is not desirable because it doesnt have nvenc. The reason I want hardware like quicksync or nvenc is for hdr tonemapping. I tried using this with sofwtare on my 10900 and it just eats up the cpu as does a lot of the x265 files I have. I have also noticed that using the cpu alone will cause buffering to the clients and then I get calls and complaints. I can have a mix of 10 or so family members using my server with a mix of direct and transcoded files.You've misunderstood my post. A 1030 will transcode just fine if you're using hardware based transcoding. You don't need a 600 dollar video card. The cpu can handle it regardless of the igpu option. The p2000 I used barely flinched with either option because the cpu does most of the heavy lifting.