Hi. Just found out about LibreElec several days ago. I wanted to know as far as picture quality is concerned when playing 1080p videos does it matter whether you use the onboard gpu of say a Braswell Nuc vs using a card like a GTX 760? I have spare pc parts (z97,Celeron 180, and a evga 760) as well a Braswell NUC5CPHY. Is one going to produce better picture quality on either a 1080p or 4k tv?
You're comparing hardware that is quite wide apart IMO.
GTX760 cannot output 4K or HEVC for starters, but video processing might be similar. A big PC will draw much more electricity, approx 80-90 Watts.
The Braswell NUC is 4K and HEVC capable, and is more suited for HTPC videos at 10-15 Watts. Video processing is okay, but of course, also your TV must have a sufficiently capable display.
Not too worried about power draw. For now the only movies I'm concerned with are standard blu ray movies(no HEVC or native 4k content for now) Lets say a Skylake Nuc vs a custom build with a gtx 1050. If i set the pc/nuc to output at 1920x1080 and have the display do the upscaling would a gtx 1050 have any advantage over onboard graphics on standard blu ray content?(1920x1080)