Luke_T My initial investigations have turned up that the Intel 8th generation models with Radeon 540X graphics GPU inside appear to support 3D MVC frame-packing, and also 4K/60Hz and HDR.
AMD Radeon™ 540X Graphics
The AMD Radeon graphics controller features the following:
• Supports HDR-10 video playback.
• Multi View Coding (MVC) support for Blu-ray 3D content.
• 3D graphics hardware acceleration supporting DirectX 12, OpenCL* 2.0, OpenGL 4.5
• Dedicated Unified Video Decoder hardware (UVD) for H.264, HEVC, VC-1, MPEG-4, MPEG2, and MVC decode
• Non-HBR compressed audio pass-through up to 6.144 Mbps, support AC-3, MPEG1, MP3
(MPEG1 layer 3), MPEG2, AAC, DTS, ATRAC, Dolby Digital+, WMA Pro, and DTS-HD
• HBR compressed audio pass-through up to 24.576 Mbps, support DTS-HD Master Audio
and Dolby True HD.
• Supports content protection using High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) 2.2
• Support only GDDR5 DRAM.
• Supports AMD FreeSync™ technology
High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
The HDMI ports are compliant with the HDMI 2.0b specification. The HDMI ports support
standard, enhanced, or high definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio on a single cable.
The maximum supported resolution is 4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz, 36bpp.
Integrated Audio Provided by the HDMI Interfaces
The following audio technologies are supported by the HDMI 2.0b interfaces directly from
• AC3 - Dolby* Digital
• Dolby®-TrueHD Bitstream Capable
I'm not yet convinced that earlier or later generation models of the Intel NUCs can support all the above features due to an issue with their LScon chip (though I am happy to be corrected on this!).
I'm not familiar with all the other NUC/Mini PC brands and models out there, so I'll be grateful if anyone who is aware of some well-regarded options that run on Windows 10 could recommend any alternative models for me to investigate further.