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Broadwell NUC?

essential

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I was going to buy an i3 or i5 NUC soon to be a HTPC and DVR (already have a Ceton 6 eth). I found an article on arstechnica saying Broadwell NUC's were slated for Q4 2014, but it's from Feb 2014.

Has anyone heard anything since? I couldn't find anything on Google. I don't NEED the NUC right away, I could wait a month or two for a Broadwell NUC if they were still on track for Q4. The current i5 NUC has Iris 5000 graphics. Will the Broadwell integrated be better or about the same? The roadmap in the arstechnica article states HD 4000, but that can't be correct since the current units use 4000 and 5000?

arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/02/next-generation-broadwell-nucs-coming-late-2014-says-leaked-roadmap/
 

rumpleforeskin

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What else are you planning to use the NUC for other than HTPC?
The Haswell i3 is already overkill for watching movies.
 

essential

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What else are you planning to use the NUC for other than HTPC?
The Haswell i3 is already overkill for watching movies.
It's going to be a DVR as well, for a Ceton 6 ETH, and also very light gaming.

I just didn't want to buy something right now if something better was about to replace it at the same price point.
 

poofyhairguy

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Yup, you either need to wait or build now via Mini ITX and sacrifice size.

Advantage of Mini ITX is you can get a real GPU in there, which a NUC will never have. A decent GPU really helps deinterlace live TV content.
 

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