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  • nathanddrews - Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - link

    I've been playing with Steam's in-home streaming for a while now and this would be perfect*. Low power, good performance for local HTPC functions and Gbit LAN for all other streaming needs.

    *Well, what would be completely perfect is a Steam Streaming app to be installed on all new smart TVs alongside Netflix, etc.
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  • R3MF - Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - link

    4 core bay trail please. Reply
  • timostar - Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - link

    Here's couple

    http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/cel...

    http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?...
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  • dakishimesan - Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - link

    thank you!, good sir/maam. Reply
  • speculatrix - Wednesday, March 05, 2014 - link

    someone nicknamed Jakoob has been compiling a list of them:
    http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php...
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  • DuckieHo - Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - link

    Any ideas on video decoding performance and quality? Is the CPU powerful enough for Netflix Super-HD using Silverlight? Reply
  • [-Stash-] - Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - link

    Good question. It would be great if the dual core variant could cope well enough to display Netflix Super-HD and MKV rips of bluerays. Reply
  • nathanddrews - Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - link

    Since the IVB graphics in this chip support QuickSync, I'd say it's a certainty that it will play back HD content well. Reply
  • nathanddrews - Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - link

    But no 3-D playback, it seems, hmm:
    http://ark.intel.com/products/78866/Intel-Celeron-...
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  • Flunk - Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - link

    Does anyone actually use that feature? Reply
  • DuckieHo - Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - link

    QuickSync is for video encoding while Clear Video HD is for the decoding. Even if it is based on the IVB IGP, Intel likes market differentiation. For example, the Celeron G16xx series have IVB IGPs as well but all the GPGPU features were disabled. Reply
  • A5 - Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - link

    Yeah, I'd like to see an HTPC-focused review of these. If it can do Steam In-Home Streaming and video decode duties well, this would be a really nice solution. Reply
  • orangefr2 - Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - link

    +1 Reply
  • Cygni - Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - link

    Agreed. Throw it up against the socketed Kabini as well, and add some CableCard tuner tests if possible. If the quad core can handle CableCard 4 streams, I would get one in a heartbeat. Reply
  • cgalyon - Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - link

    Would be nice to have a board with built in 802.11ac for wireless streaming. That could make for a great client system (remote desktop, streaming, etc). Could always add it via one of the card slots, just have to figure out how to wire the antenna properly then.

    I imagine this is an obvious question, but I still don't know and can't the answer. Can this fit in a NUC style case? I would love to grab the Silverstone tiny case and put one of these in for use as a remote client computer.
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  • Metaluna - Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - link

    It's a miniITX form factor, so it's way too big for a NUC case. Something like a Mini-Box M350 + PicoPSU should be fine though. Too bad it doesn't have a 19V DC input directly on the board like some Thin miniITX boards do. Reply
  • cgalyon - Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - link

    Ah thank you, that helps! Too bad really, because I'm not sure where to look for boards to fit some of the NUC-style cases (like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8... Doesn't seem like they're widely commercially available, which is strange considering that the cases are available. Reply
  • DuckieHo - Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - link

    You can buy NUC systems but there relatively expensive.

    I would recommend Habey for low-priced nice HTPC mITX cases: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Sub...
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  • Death666Angel - Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - link

    Anandtech should really start benchmarking BayTrail, Kabini and Celereon/Pentium CPUs to give us some perspective. :-) Reply
  • BSMonitor - Wednesday, March 05, 2014 - link

    They often have 1 desktop SKU in their benchmarks for these. Its always the one at the top with the bar that spans the entire graph .. ;) .. 10W passively cooled vs 35W actively cooled.. You tell me how that's going to turn out.. Reply
  • fokka - Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - link

    when did we stop calling those "atom"? intel naming scheme at it's best. Reply
  • A5 - Wednesday, March 05, 2014 - link

    Same chips are called Atom in servers and tablets, so who knows! Reply
  • BSMonitor - Wednesday, March 05, 2014 - link

    Still Atom, Intel is releasing new versions so rapidly that only differentiating by using their number naming scheme tells little. The code names are more informative. Reply
  • shiznit - Wednesday, March 05, 2014 - link

    No AES-NI on the Celeron... would be a sweet pfSense platform but I'll waif the the DFI BT161 with Atom and external DC power. Reply
  • shiznit - Wednesday, March 05, 2014 - link

    and Intel i210 NICs Reply
  • dm8w - Wednesday, March 05, 2014 - link

    Do these Bay Trail-D SoCs get the same ISP silicon as the Bay Trail-T models? And if so, do these motherboards provide any connectors for a camera interface? Reply
  • bobjim - Wednesday, March 05, 2014 - link

    You guys should fix the distorted aspect ratio of the main page images. This board looked really flat. Can make someone think it's a thin mITX case at a glance. Reply
  • ReneGQ - Thursday, March 13, 2014 - link

    I recently purchased an Asus Motherboard and the problems started from day 1. The drivers update never works, the same for AI Suite III (there´s a lot of updates for this model in Asus webpage). After 2 months I still can´t install BitDefender cause a clock watchdog error.
    Asus technical support is the worst, mails comes and goes with no solution.
    I will not recommend this brand to anyone. The brand has a very good Marketing but the product and the service are very disappointment.
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