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Intel NUC 5i5RYH

Intel NUC 5i5RYH
alaScore 90

267 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 11 expert reviews and 256 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 73/100 and users rate it 88/100. The average review date is Aug 27, 2015. We have compared these reviews to 321453 reviews from other Desktops. The alaScore™ for this product is 90/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 15, 2018.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 user reviews of Intel NUC 5i5RYH from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on People are impressed by the size and design. The reliability and usability are also appreciated. There are some critical reviews about the price.

usability, reliability, design, size


92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2018

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Intel NUC 5i5RYH Mini PC Review


Small, yet good. Intel has offered small desktop PCs for a long time now. We wish to test their latest installment: the NUC with its brand-new Broadwell chip. In the following in-depth review, we will delve into its features and performance.

Attractive price-to-performance ratio, Good case, Nice connectivity, Decent performance, Various upgrade options, Compact power adapter, Low noise and temperature emissions

but performance throttling at full load., Graphics errors at high load., Glossy top attracts fingerprints and smudges

Small mini-PCs are proving that they have the right stuff and can beat conventional tower PCs in office use. In fact, home, office or internet use are all ideal for these small companions.

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Intel NUC Kit (NUC5i5RYH) Mini PC


Intel is opening the door to innovators with this new NUC, allowing for third parties to print their own lids

Small size ; Good amount of ports ; Core i5 CPU ; Useful storage options

This PC isn't for everyone, and will mostly suit enthusiasts and businesses looking to build small yet potent computing solutions

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Intel NUC Kit (NUC5i5RYH) Mini PC


Intel is opening the door to innovators with this new NUC, allowing for third parties to print their own lids

Small size ; Good amount of ports ; Core i5 CPU ; Useful storage options

This PC isn't for everyone, and will mostly suit enthusiasts and businesses looking to build small yet potent computing solutions

The target market is really anyone who has a need for a small computer that can offer Core i5 (for other models Core i7-class) processing power. Of benefit is the customisable RAM and storage, and we think that the idea of replaceable lids, not only...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : M Freitas (

Intel NUC NUC5i5RYH review


The Intel NUC platform has been around for a while and it's a favourite of mine when someone asks for a good HTPC platform (thinking as a consumer) or an all around desktop platform for business needs (meeting rooms? check, desk worker? check).

You can source the Intel NUC as a kit (where you add your own DDR3L SODIMM 1.35V memory modules and storage) or as a fully assembled device ready to use. Don't expect the size to be an indicative of price though, as a fully assembled Intel NUC-based PC...

Sep, 2015

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Quite Fast and Easy to set up


After installing memory, SSD and HD it makes a nice little HTPC. Everything about this was just easy, Ran windows 8 pro for about a day and then updated to Windows 10 pro with no problems.

Had to buy a Mini HDMI to HDMI plug to attach to the cable I had on my TV. Not the most stable connection.

Jun, 2016

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Great little machine,


Bought this 5i5RYH last November for $295(came with free 4Gb G-Skill Ram), couldn't be happier. Running Windows 10 on RAID 0 ( Samsung 250GB M.2 + Samsung 250GB 850 EVO ). 950 Read and 920 Write on Black Magic Speed and ASSSD test. Absolutely no issue....

Absolutely none.

May, 2016

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FAST, TINY, and EASY!!!!!


First and foremost, I purchased the newer model (NUC 6i5syh) impulsively from Newegg and after reading an overwhelming amount of negative reviews, I cancelled the order and purchased this one....and I am SO glad I did. You may be looking into this...

Fast, perfect HTPC device, Boot Time, Tiny box, USB 3.0 ports, absolutely no tweaking required to get it up and running.

Mini HDMI port requires adapter - so add another $10

Apr, 2016

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Still working well after 6 months - Ubuntu Linux


After 32 years of embedded software development on Bill Gates' DOS/Windows systems with their seemingly built-in planned obsolescence, lack of tools to figure out why the performance always degrades over time, constant and time-consuming updates and...

Quiet, Runs all of my embedded development IDE's flawlessly (Microchip, TI, Freescale, Eclipse), flawless driver support (so far) from Ubuntu, supports dual 25" monitors and the Microsoft Sculpt keyboard & mouse, plenty fast for my needs (I do not give...

My first NUC had an i3 CPU on it with a similar configuration to what I've described above. I could not get it to boot Linux off the internal SSD. I tried everything. It booted fine from USB. It appeared to be a BIOS problem. I returned it and...

Mar, 2016

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Good looking and easy to use


It is very small in size which is what I am looking for and it has all the ports I need. Saves space compared to my mid-tower. It is of very good quality and very easy to set up

Haven't found one ...

Jan, 2016

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So-So product. Died on me after 3 months


It is hard to say what is wrong. It won't even boot into BIOS so it is a hard failure of some kind. Replaced the SSD, Memory and power supply, none of which fixed the situation. Hopefully Intel will accept the return.

I like the NUC form factor. I have two other NUC machines and they have performed well.

This unit died on me after 3 months. Now I'm in the throws of trying to get it warranty replaced with not much satisfaction. I don't keep boxes after something has been working for a month. I'd need a storage unit alone for that if I did. Now, without...

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio output channels:7.1
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y


Certification:RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU, WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC, China RoHS MII Order
Compliance industry standards:802.11b/g/n/ac


ARK ID:83255
Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis type:UCFF
Color of product:Black, Silver
Cooling type:Active
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic
LED Indicators:Power, HDD, Reset / Yes
Motherboard form factor:UCFF
On/Off switch: Yes
Product codename:Rock Canyon
Product color:Black, Silver
Product family:Intel NUC
Product series:Intel NUC kit
Product type:Mini PC barebone
VESA mounting:Y

Energy Management

AC adapter output voltage:12-19
Number of power supplies:1
Power supply:65
Power supply type:External AC adapter

Expansion Slots

PCI Express slots version:2.0
PCI Express x4 (Gen 2.x) slots:1


Graphics:HD Graphics 6000
Graphics adapter:HD Graphics 6000
Graphics adapter family:Intel
On-board graphics adapter: Yes


Maximum internal memory:16
Memory bandwidth (max):25.6
Memory channels:Dual
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


Compatible processor series:Core i5
Motherboard form factor:UCFF
Number of processors supported:1
Processor socket:BGA1168
Supported processor frequency (max):2.7


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

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

Other Features

Motherboard:101.6 x 101.6 mm
Number of SATA connectors:

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


BIOS memory size:64
Intel Express BIOS update:Y
Intel Visual BIOS:Y
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Number of displays supported:3
Operating system installed:N
PC health monitoring:CPU, Temperature, Voltage
Power Management: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 x64

Ports & interfaces

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


AC adapter output voltage:12-19
Number of power supply units:1
Power supply:65
Power supply type:External AC adapter


Built-in processor: Yes
Compatible processor series:Core i5
L3 cache:3
Number of processors supported:1
Processor:Core i5-5250U / i5-5250U
Processor boost frequency:2.7
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel
Processor frequency:1.6
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i5-5250U
Processor socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Supported processor frequency (max):2.7
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Conflict Free:Y
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Operating system installed: No


Card reader integrated: No
Number of storage drives supported:2
RAID levels:0, 1
Storage drive interface:M.2, SATA / M.2, Serial ATA III
Storage drive sizes supported:2.5
Supported storage drive types:HDD, SSD

Technical Details

ARK ID:83255

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