8 Replies Latest reply on Mar 11, 2016 9:42 AM by rado77

    hdmi 2.0

    netjens

      why is no intel nuc with hdmi 2.0 available? it's required to use 4K-TV's with 60Hz (almost no 4K-TV has display port)

      Has intel any plan to come up with a new nuc with hdmi 2.0 in 2016?

        • 1. Re: hdmi 2.0
          mikec_intel

          Hi netjens,

           

          The newest 6gen NUCs come with HDMI 1.4b and it was a corporate decision.

           

          Resolutions are below:


          HDMI
          The port is compatible with all ATSC and DVB HDTV standards and supports eight full range channels at 24-bit/96 kHz audio of lossless audio formats.
          The maximum supported resolution is 3840 x 2160 @ 30 Hz and 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz, 24 bpp (WUXGA)

           

          Mini DisplayPort compliant with DisplayPort 1.2 specification.
          The maximum supported resolution is 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz, 30bpp.

           

          Every newer NUC generation improves the features of the previous versions. Hopefully the next NUC gen will introduce HDMI2.0. The date of release is going to be available in the main website of Mini PC: Intel® NUC

           

          Regards,
          Mike C

          • 2. Re: hdmi 2.0
            rado77

            But 3840 x 2160 @ 30 Hz through HDMI is enough for watching movies right?

            • 3. Re: hdmi 2.0
              det_bradlee

              If you really NEED the full HDMI 2.0 3840x2160 @60Hz, there are a few ACTIVE adapters that will convert DP 1.2 to true HDMI 2.0. There are also a number of passive adapters that say they support DP to HDMI 2.0, but don't actually output 60Hz. Be sure the one you buy specifically says it will do miniDP 1.2 to HDMI 2.0 3840x2160 @60Hz.

               

              I have not tested, but this one is worth a shot:

              Mini DisplayPort™ 1.2 to HDMI™ 2.0 4K60Hz UHD Active Adapter - Connect and do more

              • 4. Re: hdmi 2.0
                rado77

                But 3840 x 2160 @ 30 Hz through HDMI is enough for watching movies right?

                • 5. Re: hdmi 2.0
                  det_bradlee

                  That really depends on the user, and the content you are watching. Almost no video is actually recorded in that format.  1366x768 @30Hz is plenty for most. 1920x1080 @30Hz is enough for just about everything. I see no need for anything above 60Hz at 1920x1080 with the majority of what is currently available.

                  • 6. Re: hdmi 2.0
                    rado77

                    Thanks for reply. And what about for example Blue Ray movies? What's its resolution? Sorry for stupid questions.....but I react on all people who was disapointed about HDMI 1.4 instead of 2.0. Why they need 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz? Because of games where they are limited @ 30Hz = 30 framerate?

                    • 7. Re: hdmi 2.0
                      det_bradlee

                      Blu-ray is only 1080p (1920x1080) @ up to 60Hz. For refrence, DVD was only 720x480.

                       

                      4K Blu-ray is just now hitting the market, although no one is buying. It is capable of 3840x2160 @60Hz, but almost all 4K content is still only encoded at 24fps.

                       

                      Anyone complaining about the 6 series NUC's not natively handling HDMI 2.0 is just a spec-wh0re. If their concern was fps for gaming, they would not have bought a NUC!

                      • 8. Re: hdmi 2.0
                        rado77

                        Perfect ;-) Thank you very much for answer and explanation