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What new nuc would be ideal

Hi

I have a ​D54250WYK nuc that has a HD 5000 gfx card.

It is really struggeling with hevc 265 10 bit ​files so i wanted to buy a new nuc.

Looking at the Intel site, the latest gen is nuc10i5fnk but that one only has the uhd620 gfx.

The nuc8i5bek seems to have the iris 655 chipset that on paper looks ​a lot more powerful.

Is there any advantages to buying the nuc10 over the nuc8 in my situation ?

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Hello @HMads2​ 

Please read this review (NUC10i7FNK). You will find the benchmark test result for the both NUC models you considering to buy. It appears that for GPU performance, the NUC8i5BEK is better.

 

Leon

 

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Yes i have seen this.

 

I just dont know if it is still better to get the newer 10th gen processor, as i am only going to use it as a media center PC, and it seems that both the 8th and 10th gen processors have native hardware support for the various codec's that i want to display.

 

After some looking around, it seems that there is a consensus that it is pretty poor of intel to release a newer (10th gen) processor with a slightly faster CPU, but a much weaker GPU.

 

Maybe i will just have to take the advice of a couple of youtuber's and simply wait until they release the 11th gen Tiger lake processors in a NUC, as they will most probably have the new "Xe" graphics inside, which should be a big improvement over both UHD and IRIS chipsets.

 

Summer is coming, which means that i will not be watching television as much, so maybe i should just wait.

 

TBH it seems that Intel is really falling behind on all fronts....I just built a new desktop computer to replace my 4770K system and i am sad to say that i ended up with an AMD 3900X. I think it was back in 2016 intel teased their new 10nm processor node, and i was looking to replace the system ever since, but decided to wait until i could get atleast 10nm, and intel can still not deliver, while the AMD chip is already at 7nm.

 

Had you said to me 2 years ago that my next computer would be an AMD, i would have laughed at you, but AMD has really put on their running shoes and are in the lead right now.

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Did you consider Islay Canyon NUC? It is equipped with Radeon 540X, 2GB GDDR5 graphics? The price is similar to the NUC8iXBEH and the graphics performance are much better. However, it comes with installed solder down RAM (8GB). See the NUC8i5INH and NUC8i7INH specifications.

 

Leon

 

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Have looked at it, but my NUC is mounted partly obscured on the wall behind my TV, and those are higher because they have the option for a 2½" HDD/SSD so it wont fit behind the TV, sadly.

 

I am probably gonna go for 8GB again, this is what is in the one i have now, and i am never even close to maxing that out anyway, so 8GB is ok.

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