Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 16 Nov 2015.
Starts with i3, i5 variants.
This rattles my cage a bit, assuming the following - I read Broadwell has a superior GPU to Skylake, so why would an all in one solution like the NUC, where a GPU that could game at 720 or even 1080P would be real handy) do they use Skylake.
I like the spirit of what the NUC is meant to be, but they all just fall flat of expectations including the price which is equally disappointing.
As a daily user of Windows Media Center, I am interested to know if a copy of Win 7 can be loaded onto a PCIe 3.0 X4 M.2 SSD (like the Samsung 950) in this thing and experience the full benefit of the speed associated with this combination. Assumption being this has the PCIe 3.0 M.2 slot, unlike its predecessors who are limited by the PCIe 2.0 slot.
I mean, if there's a built-in IR sensor "for home theatre use", one can only assume that a "home theatre" builder (like myself) won't be running Windows 10. I'll be avoiding 8.1 too if I can.
maverik-sg1: I don't know where you get the idea of Skylake being inferior to Broadwell graphics. The i5 Skylake NUC will have 48EUs like the i7 Broadwell NUC but will also have 64MB dedicated eDRAM and support for HEVC decoding in hardware. It's way above what we are used to as "integrated graphics" and if you need a discrete card you need will need a larger system than the NUC to put it in.
The Iris Pro 6200 is not in any NUC. The current i7 Broadwell NUC has Iris 6100 graphics which has no eDRAM.
I'd like to see gpu performance comparisons............ that is all
OK, well, this is disappointing.....
According to the tech. specs the 6i5 and the 6i3 will still have PCIe x4 version 2.0 M.2 slots.
Comparing the specs for the 5i5 and the 6i5:
From the spec page: http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-034051.htm
NUC5i5RYB_NUC5i3RYB_TechProdSpec02.pdf, section 188.8.131.52, and
NUC6i5SYB_NUC6i3SYB_TechProdSpec01.pdf, section 184.108.40.206,
Supports M.2 SSD PCIe drives (PCIe x1, x2, and x4)
Using PCIe x4 M.2 SSD maximum bandwidth is approximately 1600 MB/s
Hopefully that's just an oversight in the document revision?
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