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i3 or i5 NUC

I am planning to setup a couple NUCs at my house in lieu of extenders. I will be playing bluray content over the network and watching 1080i broadcast content. Almost no network streaming from the likes of Hulu, Netflix, Vudu, etc. I would like to be able to throw content at software based chromecast or airplay implentations on the NUC. No 3D content. That being said is there any benefit to using the i5 with HD5000 graphics over the i3 HD4400 in the latest Haswell NUCs?
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No. For what you describe i3 is plenty. Many of us use bluray ripped to mkv. I can attest that the i3 nuc can handle that with aplomb.


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Thanks for the response. I should mention only gaming would be NES type emulators that I am well aware it can handle. Any benefit for deinterlacing content on the HD 5000? I'm planning on mainly hardware deinterlacing and no madVR or software implementations for decoding and filters.
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HD 4400 (and even vanilla HD) is enough for deinterlacing. Extra EUs of HD 5000 may be good for light gaming.

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if you havent bought it yet, you may as well just wait for the new Nucs to launch this January. You'll either get better gaming performance at the same price or pick up the haswell i3 nuc for cheaper in 3 months.
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With a Crystal HD decoder card you can decode 1080p With an old dual core 2.
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HD 4400 (and even vanilla HD) is enough for deinterlacing. Extra EUs of HD 5000 may be good for light gaming.
Thanks, I think I'll just go with i3 then.


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if you havent bought it yet, you may as well just wait for the new Nucs to launch this January. You'll either get better gaming performance at the same price or pick up the haswell i3 nuc for cheaper in 3 months.
Thanks I had considered this. I haven't seen much price drop on the previous models so its not really worth the wait and the pep in graphics performance isn't something I will really need. I need to get started on these since I won't have much time after the holidays to set them up. At least if I get them now I will be able to tinker over the holidays to get them ready for use next year.


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With a Crystal HD decoder card you can decode 1080p With an old dual core 2.
I wasn't aware of this card, but will be using that slot for my ssd and I'm feeling pretty comfortable that the i3 can pull the duties needed.
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With a Crystal HD decoder card you can decode 1080p With an old dual core 2.
This is just for an older GPU that lacks a proper hardware decoder. Intel QSV decoder (implemented in all recent Intel GPUs) is superior, it can decode even 4K H.264 up to 150fps.

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