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H.265/HEVC is software (CPU) decoded, so playback is limited to 1080p max and low/moderate bit-rates.
From a purely Kodi/media playback standpoint, there's no advantage to the Core i3/i7 models over the Celeron model (outside of non-GPU decoded formats, like Hi-10P and HEVC); dual channel memory (2 identical capacity modules) can provide a decent performance boost in some situations but certainly not needed for a standard Open ELEC/Libre ELEC/Kodi setup.
Even now, their availability is still limited to the Haswell boxes, which have displayed remarkable staying power given the release of replacement models.
Broadwell CPUs are ~15% faster than Haswell, like for like, but GPU performance is nearly identical, and for Kodi use they are likely indistinguishable.
Capability wise, the Broadwell Chrome Boxes are essentially identical to the Haswell Chromeboxes, with the addition of supporting 4K (2160p) at 60Hz via Display Port.
HEVC is still software decoded, making 4K output a spec-sheet checkmark for the most part.
I have read all the fixes, but none addresses when the computer gets stuck in this state and cannot do anything even after I turn it off.
3D playback is supported (HSBS/HTAB), though the decoding of MVC streams (as used in 3D Blu-ray ISOs) is not supported under Linux at this time; the hardware itself is capable.Hi-10P (H.264) playback is software decoded, but works well with few exceptions.4K (2160p) output is limited to 30Hz via both the Display Port and HDMI 1.4a outputs.It's also not capable of dual-booting Chrome OS Kodi, due to lack of Legacy Boot mode in the stock firmware.Haswell Chromeboxes were first released in March 2014, and quickly became the low-cost x86 platform of choice due to the combination of the speed U-series Celeron CPU and capable integrated GPU.