Okay. I am beginning a project to build a little block of solid computational power and as one of its functions will be running both VR server and client, I am putting it out here for comments. This isn’t any sort of commercial venture - just something I am doing for fun. Basically an over-elaborate case-mod.
I am hoping to get the device into a 4-inch cube (not counting PSU, fans, or heat-sinks. - It will be passively cooled via a large heatsink I have designed which has enough space to mill a 4" cube into the middle of it). So I am looking at using something in a NUC-like formfactor. I need it passive-cooled as it will be located near the head of my bed (ultimately integrated under the head of a hospital-grade recliner bed).
Ideally (though it is less-than-likely my ideal will be available in any form I can use) a nice beefy multi-core server-class CPU with a good integrated GPU on-board (on die or on-module). Maybe a next-gen Xeon with an iris-pro 6.1 GPU (ideally one with that 128MB fast ram on-die)?? Or the AMD equivalent?
I know people have been having some issues with integrated-level graphics, so is this likely to ever not be an issue?
A non-integrated-GPU is also still on the table, though I would likely have to go up to mini-ITX formfactor and 8x8x4" dimensions to achieve that - doable, but not as neat as what I can do with the smaller unit.