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:

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