Intel NUC D54250WYK

Introduction

Most annoying issue about my old PC was that it cannot playback 1080/60p and 4K video smoothly. Since 3D was not in use last couple of years I decide to switch from discrete graphics to internal. Also after some market investigation I decide to switch from classic desktops to nettop. So I was trying to buy nettop that will give me at least same computing power as previous PC but also gives me 4K and 1080/60p video playback. I chose Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK.

Intel NUC

Inside Intel NUC

Intel NUC inside

I did add 2x8GB DDR3 1600 and Crucial M500 480 GB mSATA drive and did some tests.

SSD Speed

Crucial M500 480GB

Windows 7 performance

windows_performance_chart

Passmark PerformanceTest v8

PassMark Rating

Also did some tests to compare with previous PC. Results in short: about same FPS in 3D, faster video playback (compressed 4K is OK), faster load, 90 times smaller (in volume), 20 times lighter, 10 times less power consumption, less noise. Details below:


Compare to old PC

OLD PC NEW NETTOP
Operating System Windows 8.1 (32-bit) Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)
Motherboard ASUS P5K-E (Intel P35) INTEL  NUC D54250WYK
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 @ 2.67 GHz Intel Core i5-4250U @ 1.90 GHz
CPU features 2 core, L1:64KB, L2:6MB, L3:0MB 2 core, L1:64KB, L2:512KB, L3:3MB
Memory 4 GB DDR2 16 GB DDR3
HDD 1 TB SATA 7200 RPM 480 GB mSATA SSD
Graphic Card nVidia GeForce 8800 GT 512 MB Intel HD Graphics 5000 up to 1 GB
OLD PC NETTOP
Geekbench 3 2448 4441
PCMark 8 2080 2403
3DMark 11 CG 4108 5173
3DMark Vintage 5522 5405
3DMark 06 10559 6170
OLD PC NETTOP
Idle, Watt 116 7
Office, Watt 147 15
3D Mark, Watt 205 37
OLD PC NETTOP
power on time, sec 60 20
weight, kg* 16,3 0,7
size, cm 54x44x21 12x12x4

* 0.5 kg without external power supply.

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