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I was wondering whether the dual core X3216 in the Gen10 Microserver would be adequate for Plex server transcoding 1080p movies. I currently have a N40L which obviously struggles at this...

 

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I was wondering whether the dual core X3216 in the Gen10 Microserver would be adequate for Plex server transcoding 1080p movies. I currently have a N40L which obviously struggles at this...
 
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Theoretically;
x3216 Passmark number is around twice that of N40l. The x3216 could do OK with Plex and 1080p content, but the move to 4K is coming quickly. The x3421 is twice the Passmark of the x3216 and would do 1080p and 4K. The CPU are not upgradeable in the MS Gen10. The x3216 is fine for most single function applications, but for Plex I think I would go for the x3421 or a different platform.
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16 hours ago, schoondoggy said:

Theoretically;
x3216 Passmark number is around twice that of N40l. The x3216 could do OK with Plex and 1080p content, but the move to 4K is coming quickly. The x3421 is twice the Passmark of the x3216 and would do 1080p and 4K. The CPU are not upgradeable in the MS Gen10. The x3216 is fine for most single function applications, but for Plex I think I would go for the x3421 or a different platform.

Many thanks for the info! Actually I use the Microserver mainly as a file server (with a Drivebender pool) and the Plex Server scenario is only used when I want to access my library remotely. In this scenario 720p would be the preferred resolution so I believe that the x3216 would be more than sufficient... The price here (in Greece) is 239€, which is great. 

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