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.
Inside Intel NUC
I did add 2x8GB DDR3 1600 and Crucial M500 480 GB mSATA drive and did some tests.
Windows 7 performance
Passmark PerformanceTest v8
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|
|3DMark 11 CG||4108||5173|
|3D Mark, Watt||205||37|
|power on time, sec||60||20|
* 0.5 kg without external power supply.