IntelNUC 8i7HVK, what may I expect?

I have the following system with 32gb ram I am currently using with HQPlayer 4 Desktop.

Processor Included
Intel® Core™ i7-8809G Processor with Radeon™ RX Vega M GH graphics (8M Cache, up to 4.20 GHz)

Total Cores

Total Threads

Processor Base Frequency
3.10 GHz

Max Turbo Frequency
4.20 GHz

Realistically what are the options I can realistically set?
Will the subset of available options increase if I run it embedded. I’m aware of licensing. I’m just trying to understand what I should expect.

Thank you.

You can try it for free, without affecting your Windows install.

Install HPQ OS image to USB stick and it runs from USB

Even with HQP Desktop, what have you been able to do so far ? And what have you tried that didn’t work?

What DAC do you have? Gotta start with the DAC limitations


I have a smsl su-9 attached to a iFi ZenStream connected via USB. I believe that limits me to dsd256.

I can get it to use(error included)
If I try ASDM5ecv2 any 24bit 192k albums stutter and lag.

Which embedded image will I need?
Thank You

I’d expect that result with the NUC, with EC modulators.

But still give HQP image a try.

Unzip this .7zip file to extract the image. Then use etcher to burn to a USB stick.

Boot your NUC from USB (you might need to select that in BIOS).

Then on another browser (phone, tablet, laptop), go to the IP address of the NUC and you can configure HQP OS from there.

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Is this generic build or AVX2 build of HQPlayer? I would suggest to try AVX2 build first.

Also try with both “Multicore DSP” checked and greyed (as you have now).

So there are four different possible combinations to try. Possibly one of those will work.

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