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Intel NUC - Broadwell (5th Generation CPU)
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The new Intel NUC linup powered by 5th Generation Intel Core Processors is now officially released.

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/n...rview.html

5th generation Intel Core Processor
Intel HD Graphics 5500/6000
DirectX 12 ready
Supports 3rd party Lids with NFC modules or TV tuners

Intel NUC with Intel Core i5 Processor and 2.5-Inch Drive Support (NUC5i5RYH)
Intel NUC with Intel Core i5 Processor (NUC5i5RYK)
Intel NUC with Intel Core i3 Processor and 2.5-Inch Drive Support (NUC5i3RYH)
Intel NUC with Intel Core i3 Processor (NUC5i3RYK)

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#2
I'm no longer going to screw around with all the small/cheaper players that just seem to frustrate me. I fully plan to get a NUC5i5RYH as soon as they are shipping, assuming they stay at the $350 base price point.
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#3
Neither do I. I'm going to upgrade from my Pi. The Pi will stay, but only for gimmicks like Lightberry and other stuff.
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#4
I have zero regrets going from pi/ouya/wd garbage, to a xbmc NUC, it's day and night difference.


There doesn't seem to be much difference between 4th gen and 5th gen, not worth an upgrade for existing owners probably.
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(2015-01-09, 01:13)myst4ry Wrote: There doesn't seem to be much difference between 4th gen and 5th gen, not worth an upgrade for existing owners probably.
If you aim for HEVC/H.265 there is a big difference:

Quote: Broadwell’s video decode capabilities will also be increasing compared to Haswell. On top of Intel’s existing codec support, Broadwell will be implementing a hybrid H.265 decoder, allowing Broadwell to decode the next-generation video codec in hardware, but not with the same degree of power efficiency as H.264 today. In this hybrid setup Intel will be utilizing both portions of their fixed function video decoder and executing decoding steps on their shaders in order to offer complete H.265 decoding. The use of the shaders for part of the decoding process is less power efficient than doing everything in fixed function hardware but it’s better than the even less optimal CPU.

The use of a hybrid approach is essentially a stop-gap solution to the problem – the lead time on the finalization of H.265 would leave little time to develop a fixed function encoder for anyone with a long product cycle like Intel – and we expect that future generation products will have a full fixed function decoder. In the meantime Intel will be in the company of other GPU manufacturers such as NVIDIA, who is using a similar hybrid approach for H.265 on their Maxwell architecture.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/8355/intel...re-preview
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#6
I own the lowest 2014 (2013?) NUC DN2820FYKH and I'm very happy with Kodi and x264 decode performance.

Do I need to upgrade to be able to watch x265 content? I had the feeling that it should be able decoding x265 content. Please, advise.
OpenELEC 4.2.1 Generic x32
(XBMC 13.2 Gotham)
Intel NUC DN2820FYKH
Kingston 2 GB DDR3L
Kingston 120 GB SSD
Samsung USB2 DVD-RW SE-S084
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#7
Well, download this sample, put it on your NUC and try to play it. If it works and system load is low, you are fine. I doubt this is going to be the case. Wink

http://trailers.divx.com/hevc/Sintel_4k_..._9subs.mkv

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You can find more samples here: http://www.divx.com/en/hevc-showcase
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#8
First review of NUC5i3RYH.

http://www.01net.com/fiche-produit/prise...nuc5i3ryh/
http://www.01net.com/fiche-produit/resul...nuc5i3ryh/
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#9
Looking at the specs online it appears that there are models with either 2xDP 1.2 or 1xDP 1.2 and 1xHDMI 1.4a outputs.

This means no HDMI 2.0, which is a real shame for 4K HEVC 2160/50p or 60p decoding to feed consumer 4K UHDTVs which don't have DP1.2 inputs (and I don't see if the DP1.2 outputs are MST compatible - so they may not be 2160/50p or 60p compatible either)
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#10
Guys, how powerful are these NUC systems, now? I've been looking at them since Gen 1 but have yet to pull the trigger.

Would the i5 version be good enough for 1080p/3D playback and maybe a small web and mail server on the side?
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#11
Hope they (or somebody else) will release fanless version with Celeron (3755U/3205U) with cost < $200 - something like a broadwell version of chromebox.
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#12
@Suljo - easily powerful enough for that
Sorry, no help w/out a *full debug log*
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#13
(2015-01-14, 15:55)glypto Wrote: Hope they (or somebody else) will release fanless version with Celeron (3755U/3205U) with cost < $200 - something like a broadwell version of chromebox.

I am pretty sure Zotac will update their ZBox line to broadwell at some point in the future.
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#14
Guys I am thinking about making the plunge this week into a I5 nuc, but since the new one just came out should I wait a bit. I will use it mainly as an HTPC , with either windows or Openelec. What do you guys think? I currently run a gen1 appletv?
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#15
I would never buy "old" hardware, if the successor is available soon. Just wait for it to be released.
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