Kaby Lake NUC + PMP + 12bit HEVC = Smooth Playback?
I took a look around but couldn't find anything definitive so if you find something please link and sorry for the duplicative post! Since the Kaby Lake NUCs (or i3 variants at least) started to ship recently, I wanted to see if anyone has tested playback of HEVC files, specifically 12bit encodes of 4k videos. Even playback on other NUCs with similar files would help.
The media block for Kaby Lake added hardware decoding for HEVC files encoded in 8bit and 10bit, but not 12bit. I'm curious to see if that lack of hardware decoding means 12bit files will struggle to playback because it dumps everything onto the CPU or if the optimized GPU will be able to help in some capacity even though it can't natively decode 12bit files.
I know right now HEVC + 4k + 12bit is a rare combo, so I might be out of luck. I'm looking to replace my current PMP rig (a 2012 Mac Mini) with a NUC, but was hoping to get some feedback before shelling out a few hundred dollars to possibly run into the same problem. The Mini right now can play back 1080p 12bit HEVC files fine, just not 4k.