Silent 4K X-Terminal (Experience report)

We built two X-Terminal with 3840x2160 resolution. The first is based on the following hardware (for the second, see below):



Apollo Lake based

A few months later, the following Mini-ITX motherboard became available:

This board includes a HDMI 2.0 port (using a display-port->HDMI 2.0 converter chip) for 4k@60Hz. The other boards available at the time of this writing, have only HDMI 1.4 (not 4K@60Hz) and neither DisplayPort nor HDMI 2.0. If you want a Barebone PC (or a smaller PC than available in Mini-ITX format), the Intel NUC Kit NUC6CAYH also supports HDMI 2.0, but you pay about twice as much as for the board above plus a Mini-ITX case.

No Apollo Lake boards or barebones with an external DisplayPort are available at the time of this writing.

We use this board with the Samsung U32E850R monitor described above.


Anton Ertl