Intel's Bean Canyon (NUC8i7BEH) Coffee Lake NUC Review - Ticking the Right Boxesby Ganesh T S on April 3, 2019 8:00 AM EST
HTPC Credentials - Display Outputs Capabilities
|NUC8i7BEH Display Outputs|
|HDMI||Thunderbolt 3 / USB-C (DP 1.2)|
|Max. Video Output||3840x2160 @ 60Hz||4096x2160 @ 60Hz|
|HD Audio Bitstreaming||Yes|
Supporting the display of high-resolution protected video content is a requirement for even a casual HTPC user. In addition, HTPC enthusiasts also want their systems to support refresh rates that either match or be an integral multiple of the frame rate of the video being displayed. Most displays / AVRs are able to transmit the supported refresh rates to the PC using the EDID metadata. In some cases, the desired refresh rate might be missing in the list of supported modes.
Our evaluation of the
We tested out various display refresh rates ranging from 23.976 Hz to 59.94 Hz. Of particular interest is the 23.976 Hz (23p) setting, which Intel used to have trouble with in the pre-Broadwell days.
The gallery below presents screenshots from the other refresh rates that were tested. The system has no trouble maintaining a fairly accurate refresh rate throughout the duration of the video playback.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Support
The ability of the system to support HDR output is brought out in the first line of the madVR OSD in the above pictures. The display / desktop was configured to be in HDR mode prior to the gathering of the above screenshots.
We find that the HDR configuration results in the GPU driving a RGB signal to the display.
The CyberLink Ultra HD Blu-ray Advisor tool confirms that our setup (