Intel Compute Stick (Broadwell - Released 2015)
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(2015-04-23, 00:59)Belic Wrote: Since i live in Sweden the Chromebox are double the price of an Compute stick.

I have a Rpi2 which works great! But i would love to have another kodi player with the ability to watch "play/webtv" channels, so i would need windows.

How do you guys think this one compares to Rpi2 kodi wise?

The Pipo X7 - which is based on the same family of SoC, but with a slightly higher clock speed, thermally throttles when playing reasonable quality (13Mbs 720/50p for instance - SVT 1 HD off-air recordings) content in Windows Kodi started frame dropping very quickly on replay. There are reports of similar devices to the Intel Compute Stick (Hannspree Windows 8 stick with the same SoC) also thermally throttling.

1080/50i (TV4 HD, BBC One HD etc. off-air) was a non-starter in Windows Kodi on the Pipo.

All of this content plays fine on the Pi 2 with OpenElec.

1080p content like Netflix from within the Win 8.1 Netflix app was fine on the Pipo.

In other words the CPU gets too hot and has to slow down its clock rate to cool down. It may be the Compute Stick has better thermal management than the Pipo and the Hannspree.

I had better experience once I got OpenElec to boot (the UEFI is 32bit and most 32 bit distros are designed for legacy BIOS boot instead - and these devices are normally UEFI and not legacy BIOS) and had very few frame drops, but still got thermal throttling. X7 users are putting extra cooling/heatsink solutions in to reduce this. And there was no HDMI audio at all in OpenELec (the Baytrail-T SoCs didn't have Linux HDMI audio drivers - hopefully the Intel stick will change this)
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