What is the best NAS for Multimedia (Plex, Video station etc)?

What is the best NAS for Multimedia (Plex, Video station etc)? Based on built in transcoding chip.

A built-in transcoding chip will allow on the fly video conversion. Apps like Video station and Plex (paid version) will have an access to this graphics chip. This allows a video to be converted using this GPU instead of using CPU power. This allows your system to do other things without interruptions during the transcoding process when it could use entire CPU power to do the task.

Plex is more resource demanding and often will be limited to 1080p video conversion despite the access to the GPU.

First-party apps like Video Station will have much better use of the graphics chip and therefore will be able to handle most of the 4k videos.

When choosing the right NAS you need to keep in mind the things mentioned above. If you do want to transcode 4K in Plex, you may ignore all of these built-in GPU and purely focus on the CPU power or having a PCIe GPU card which is a much more powerful option compared to built-in graphics. The most powerful NAS that has graphics built in and also have enough CPU power to transcode 4k is Qnap tvs-h1688x , tvs-h1288x. A cheaper alternative to this is TVS-873a which allows PCIe GPU card upgrade even though CPU itself could not convert 4k in real-time.

I have listed currently available transcoding chip below. All of these can handle 4k. The difference is the number of simultaneous streams here.

I hope this helps.

 

 

 

 

Intel® UHD Graphics 600

Found on flagship models such as DS920+ , DS720+ , TS-253D , TS-453D NAS.

Also

ts-251d
ts-853du-rp
ts-653d
ts-453du-rp
ts-453du
ts-453d
ts-451deu
ts-253d
ts-451d2
ts-1253du-rp
tbs-453dx
hs-453dx

 

Product Name
Status
Launch Date
Total Cores
Processor Base Frequency
Cache
Compare
All | None
Intel® Celeron® Processor J4025 Launched Q4’19 2 2.00 GHz 4 MB
Intel® Celeron® Processor J4125 Launched Q4’19 4 2.00 GHz 4 MB
Intel® Celeron® Processor N4020 Launched Q4’19 2 1.10 GHz 4 MB
Intel® Celeron® Processor N4120 Launched Q4’19 4 1.10 GHz 4 MB
Intel® Celeron® J4005 Processor Discontinued Q4’17 2 2.00 GHz 4 MB
Intel® Celeron® J4105 Processor Discontinued Q4’17 4 1.50 GHz 4 MB
Intel® Celeron® Processor N4000 Discontinued Q4’17 2 1.10 GHz 4 MB
Intel® Celeron® Processor N4100 Discontinued Q4’17 4 1.10 GHz 4 MB

Intel® UHD Graphics 630

Found on tvs-872x NAS.

Also on:

tvs-972xu-rp
tvs-972xu
tvs-882
tvs-872xu-rp
tvs-872n
tvs-872xt
tvs-872xu
tvs-682
tvs-672xt
tvs-672n
tvs-472xt
tvs-1672xu-rp
tvs-2472xu-rp
tvs-1282t3
tvs-1272xu-rp
tvs-1282

 

 

 

Intel UHD Graphics P630

Found in tvs-h1688x , tvs-h1288x NAS

Graphic Processors Intel® UHD Graphics P630 tvs-h1688x
Graphic Processors Intel® UHD Graphics P630 tvs-h1288x

 

Product Name
Status
Launch Date
Total Cores
Max Turbo Frequency
Processor Base Frequency
Cache
Compare
All | None
Intel® Xeon® W-1250 Processor Launched Q2’20 6 4.70 GHz 3.30 GHz 12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Xeon® W-1250P Processor Launched Q2’20 6 4.80 GHz 4.10 GHz 12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Xeon® W-1270 Processor Launched Q2’20 8 5.00 GHz 3.40 GHz 16 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Xeon® W-1270P Processor Launched Q2’20 8 5.10 GHz 3.80 GHz 16 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Xeon® W-1290 Processor Launched Q2’20 10 5.20 GHz 3.20 GHz 20 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Xeon® W-1290P Processor Launched Q2’20 10 5.30 GHz 3.70 GHz 20 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Xeon® W-1290T Processor Launched Q2’20 10 4.70 GHz 1.90 GHz 20 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Xeon® E-2254ME Processor Launched Q2’19 4 3.80 GHz 2.60 GHz 8 MB
Intel® Xeon® E-2254ML Processor Launched Q2’19 4 3.50 GHz 1.70 GHz 8 MB
Intel® Xeon® E-2276ME Processor Launched Q2’19 6 4.50 GHz 2.80 GHz 12 MB
Intel® Xeon® E-2276ML Processor Launched Q2’19 6 4.20 GHz 2.00 GHz 12 MB
Intel® Xeon® E-2224G Processor Launched Q2’19 4 4.70 GHz 3.50 GHz 8 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Xeon® E-2226G Processor Launched Q2’19 6 4.70 GHz 3.40 GHz 12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Xeon® E-2244G Processor Launched Q2’19 4 4.80 GHz 3.80 GHz 8 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Xeon® E-2246G Processor Launched Q2’19 6 4.80 GHz 3.60 GHz 12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Xeon® E-2274G Processor Launched Q2’19 4 4.90 GHz 4.00 GHz 8 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Xeon® E-2276G Processor Launched Q2’19 6 4.90 GHz 3.80 GHz 12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Xeon® E-2276M Processor Launched Q2’19 6 4.70 GHz 2.80 GHz 12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Xeon® E-2278G Processor Launched Q2’19 8 5.00 GHz 3.40 GHz 16 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Xeon® E-2286G Processor Launched Q2’19 6 4.90 GHz 4.00 GHz 12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Xeon® E-2286M Processor Launched Q2’19 8 5.00 GHz 2.40 GHz 16 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Xeon® E-2288G Processor Launched Q2’19 8 5.00 GHz 3.70 GHz 16 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Xeon® E-2124G Processor Launched Q3’18 4 4.50 GHz 3.40 GHz 8 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Xeon® E-2126G Processor Launched Q3’18 6 4.50 GHz 3.30 GHz 12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Xeon® E-2144G Processor Launched Q3’18 4 4.50 GHz 3.60 GHz 8 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Xeon® E-2146G Processor Launched Q3’18 6 4.50 GHz 3.50 GHz 12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Xeon® E-2174G Processor Launched Q3’18 4 4.70 GHz 3.80 GHz 8 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Xeon® E-2176G Processor Launched Q3’18 6 4.70 GHz 3.70 GHz 12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Xeon® E-2186G Processor Launched Q3’18 6 4.70 GHz 3.80 GHz 12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Xeon® E-2176M Processor Launched Q2’18 6 4.40 GHz 2.70 GHz 12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Xeon® E-2186M Processor Launched Q2’18 6 4.80 GHz 2.90 GHz 12 MB Intel® Smart Cache

 

 

Intel UHD Graphics 710

Found on TVS-h474 NAS.

 

Product Name
Status
Launch Date
Total Cores
Cache
Compare
All | None
Intel® Celeron® Processor G6900 Launched Q1’22 2 4 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Celeron® Processor G6900E Launched Q1’22 2 4 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Celeron® Processor G6900T Launched Q1’22 2 4 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Celeron® Processor G6900TE Launched Q1’22 2 4 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Pentium® Gold G7400 Processor Launched Q1’22 2 6 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Pentium® Gold G7400E Processor Launched Q1’22 2 6 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Pentium® Gold G7400T Processor Launched Q1’22 2 6 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Pentium® Gold G7400TE Processor Launched Q1’22 2 6 MB Intel® Smart Cache

 

Intel® UHD Graphics 730

Found on TVS-h674 NAS.

Product Name
Status
Launch Date
Total Cores
Max Turbo Frequency
Processor Base Frequency
Cache
Compare
All | None
Intel® Core™ i3-12100 Processor Launched Q1’22 4 4.30 GHz 12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Core™ i3-12100E Processor Launched Q1’22 4 4.20 GHz 12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Core™ i3-12100T Processor Launched Q1’22 4 4.10 GHz 12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Core™ i3-12100TE Processor Launched Q1’22 4 4.00 GHz 12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Core™ i3-12300 Processor Launched Q1’22 4 4.40 GHz 12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Core™ i3-12300T Processor Launched Q1’22 4 4.20 GHz 12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Core™ i5-12400 Processor Launched Q1’22 6 4.40 GHz 18 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Core™ i5-12400T Processor Launched Q1’22 6 4.20 GHz 18 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Core™ i5-11400 Processor Launched Q1’21 6 4.40 GHz 2.60 GHz 12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Core™ i5-11400T Processor Launched Q1’21 6 3.70 GHz 1.30 GHz 12 MB Intel® Smart Cache

Intel UHD Graphics 770

Found on tvs-h874 NAS

 

 

 

Product Name
Status
Launch Date
Total Cores
Max Turbo Frequency
Cache
Compare
All | None
Intel® Core™ i9-12900KS Processor Launched Q1’22 16 5.50 GHz 30 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Core™ i5-12500 Processor Launched Q1’22 6 4.60 GHz 18 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Core™ i5-12500E Processor Launched Q1’22 6 4.50 GHz 18 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Core™ i5-12500T Processor Launched Q1’22 6 4.40 GHz 18 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Core™ i5-12500TE Processor Launched Q1’22 6 4.30 GHz 18 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Core™ i5-12600 Processor Launched Q1’22 6 4.80 GHz 18 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Core™ i5-12600T Processor Launched Q1’22 6 4.60 GHz 18 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Core™ i7-12700 Processor Launched Q1’22 12 4.90 GHz 25 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Core™ i7-12700E Processor Launched Q1’22 12 4.80 GHz 25 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Core™ i7-12700T Processor Launched Q1’22 12 4.70 GHz 25 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Core™ i7-12700TE Processor Launched Q1’22 12 4.60 GHz 25 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Core™ i9-12900 Processor Launched Q1’22 16 5.10 GHz 30 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Core™ i9-12900E Processor Launched Q1’22 16 5.00 GHz 30 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Core™ i9-12900T Processor Launched Q1’22 16 4.90 GHz 30 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Core™ i9-12900TE Processor Launched Q1’22 16 4.80 GHz 30 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Core™ i5-12600K Processor Launched Q4’21 10 4.90 GHz 20 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Core™ i7-12700K Processor Launched Q4’21 12 5.00 GHz 25 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Core™ i9-12900K Processor Launched Q4’21 16 5.20 GHz 30 MB Intel® Smart Cache
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