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Intel NUC5i3RYH

Intel NUC5i3RYH
alaScore 89

132 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 reviews of Intel NUC5i3RYH. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Intel NUC5i3RYH is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Intel NUC5i3RYH from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The price also gets good comments.

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This summary is based on the products: Intel NUC5i3RYH 5th Gen Core i3 NUC Mini PC,2.5",4GB,120GB M.2,WiFi,BOXNUC5i3RYHIntel NUC5i3RYH 5th Gen Core i3 NUC Mini PC,2.5",4GB,120GB M.2,WiFi,BOXNUC5i3RYH

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Leo Waldock (

Intel NUC 5I3RYH (DinoPC) review


If you take a look at our review of Gigabyte BRIX S you will pretty much have the low-down on the la If you take a look at our review of Gigabyte BRIX S you will pretty much have the low-down on the latest version of Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing)....

Compact form factor.

Core i3 holds back both the graphics performance and also affects system responsiveness.

Intel NUC offers a legitimate alternative to the desktop PC however we feel that Core i5 performance makes a worthwhile contribution compared to this Core i3.

Mar, 2015

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Intel Mini PC—Intel® NUC Kit NUC5i3RYH


Compact size is ideal for a minimalist setup.

No drivers to connect to the internet had to use USB tether on win 7

Mar, 2017

Consumer review (

Intel Mini PC—Intel® NUC Kit NUC5i3RYH


Easy to put together, Windows 10 compatibility appears to be fine so far. Plenty of USB 3.0 ports. Compact design and option to add 2 drives, 1 x 2.5 SATA and 1 x M.2. Work great with PLEX and Kodi. CPU meets requirements for PLEX 1080p transcoding.

Mini-hdmi, make sure you have one handy !!!.

Apr, 2016

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Intel Mini PC—Intel® NUC Kit NUC5i3RYH


Fantastic piece of equipment and an exceptional value for money. Why would you want a large old stile PC when this one fits neatly on the back of the monitor or in the draw.

Sep, 2015

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Intel Mini PC—Intel® NUC Kit NUC5i3RYH


-performs great compared to its size and limitations -great little space saver for photographers (using it for photo retouching) -can handle hackintosh out of the box :) -never heard the fan since i got it (photoshop,lightroom,hd movie all in use at...

-had to buy display adapters for both ports. --> strange issue sometime when it is woken up from sleep

Apr, 2015

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Excellent mini/media PC for light use


I initially bought this for a media center pc and eventually upgraded to a more powerful system that better fit my needs. Before I could decide if i wanted to make this a Windows Server test machine (the new media center also acts as a NAS), I sold it...

Tiny size Solid speed (with SSD) Wall mountability Portability 1080p video playback easy Great Wifi/BT speed IR sensor integrated

Can't run endless reddit 20+ pages on one 1080p monitor while running 1080p video on the other. But this has an i3. It isn't designed for that anyways.

Feb, 2016

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Much better than the NUC5PPYH


Intel is certainly THE big name brand but I think I would try one of the alternative manufacturers next time. MSI looks like they have a nice product and I'd probably choose one of those next time. I took off a start just because I'm still recovering...

After my flaming review of the NUC5PPYH I'm happy to say this unit was successfully deployed, running Windows 10 Pro serving out a MS-SQL database. Works Great. I test loaded Windows7 Pro, Window 10 Enterprise (OEM) and finally Windows 10 Pro. The...

Troubleshooting via Intel's web site is just a horrible experience. Just the question of what OS versions are compatible, they show many contradictions.

Jan, 2016

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Intended for Windows 8/8.1 and Some Linux Versions


One reviewer gave a negative review of this Intel NUC after struggling to install Windows 7 drivers, etc. It's also possible he "bricked" the computer by trying to force the install. If you scroll down on the "Specifications" tab here on this page you...

Excellent small, quiet computer to handle everyday computing, home office, light gaming, and Home Theater use. Comes with mounting bracket for fixing to back of TV or computer monitor. Lower price now that it's been around a little while.

Not universally compatible with all Operating Systems, but these days that's true of most computers you can buy.

Jan, 2016

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Great mini-PC; small, quiet, and powerful


Using this as a small HTPC, connected to a NAS in another room. Works great in that function. Would imagine it would work very well as a desktop for a light user (web, email, etc) as well.

Seriously tiny. Lots of power for what it is--would have no issues using this as a desktop for light usage. Quiet. Ubuntu worked fine on it out of the box.


Jan, 2016

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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop LTS. It kept freezing the OS. Determined it was caused by UEFI. Upgraded BIOS from Aug 2015 to Dec 2015 and issue disappeared. Running Kodi with HDHomeRun and other Kodi addons. Worked as expected. Initially used USB...

Able to handle 2 harddrives, AC wifi, 4K or 3 monitor support, low power Kodi HTPC 1080 video streaming was using about 10-20% CPU with network performance of 5-8MB/s throughput. Box has a small fan which you can hear if you put your ear to the box....

None. Works as expected. See other thoughts for resolving issues found.

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications


Audio output channels:7.1
Audio system:HDA
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y


Certification:RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU, WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC, China RoHS MII Order #39


ARK ID:184691
Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Certification:RoHS, WEEE
Chassis Type:NETTOP / UCFF
Colour of product:Black, Silver / Black, Stainless Steel
Cooling type:Passive
On/off switch:Y
Placement supported:Horizontal
Product codename:Rock Canyon
Product colour:Black, grey
Product Family:Intel NUC / Intel® NUC Kits
Product series:Intel NUC kit / Intel® NUC Kit with 5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Product Type:Mini PC / Mini PC barebone


VESA mounting: Yes

Expansion slots

PCI Express slots version:2.0


Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Graphics adapter:HD Graphics 5500
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:16
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):900
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 5500
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI


ECC: / No
Internal Memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory bandwidth (max):25.6
Memory channels:Dual
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM
Memory voltage:1.35
Number of memory slots:2
Supported memory clock speeds:1333,1600
Supported memory types:DDR3L-SDRAM


Processor Socket:BGA 1168 / BGA1168


Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 50
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 70

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other features

Internal Memory:16
Number of Processors Installed:1
Number of SATA connectors:1
On-board graphics adapter:

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Display included: No
Keyboard Included:N
Manual: Yes
Mouse included:N


Audio output channels:7.1
Audio system:HDA
BIOS memory size:8
Intel Express BIOS update:Y
Intel Visual BIOS:Y
Motherboard form factor:UCFF
Number of Displays Supported:3
Product Type:Mini PC
System management BIOS (SMBIOS) version:2.5
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):N

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
DisplayPort version:1.2
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI Version:1.4a
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Number of SATA III connectors:1
S/PDIF out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:4


Power Supply:65
Power supply input voltage:12 - 19
Power supply type:External AC adapter


Built-in processor:Y
Bus type:DMI2
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Number of Processors Installed:1
PCI Express configurations:2x4, 4x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Broadwell
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:5th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / Intel Core i3-5xxx
Processor frequency:2 / 2.1
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I3-5005U / I3-5010U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-5000 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Y
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:84697
Processor code:SR23Z
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes


Operating system installed:No / Windows 10


Card reader integrated: No
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives supported:2
Optical Drive Type: No
RAID Levels:0, 1
RAID support: Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:120
Storage drive sizes supported:2.5,M.2
Storage Media:SSD
Supported storage drive types:HDD, SSD
Total Storage Capacity:120

Technical Details

ARK ID:83257

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.1 / 111
Height :4.87 / 49
Width:11.5 / 115