Intel is working on their most powerful NUC (next-unit of computing) compact desktop, which they have dubbed “Skull Canyon”. It’s release is slated for the first quarter of 2016 (January – March). This NUC is to feature a Core “Skylake” CPU with Intel’s most powerful implementation of its 9th generation Iris Pro graphics.
Intel has officially launched its Skylake NUC desktops. These of course are based on the company’s 6th generation Core “Skylake” processors. There are two main models, but each will have two choices of chassis design. The first is the NUC6i5SY, based on the Core i5-6260U processor.
It looks like Intel has started selling its first complete NUC mini-PC, not a barebones unit. The unit is the NUC5PGYH and is priced at $255. The unit includes a Pentium N3700 “Braswell” SoC board, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of SSD storage.
Intel will be upgrading both their Compute Stick and NUC solutions with Skylake processors starting in October. Around this time we will also see companies like ECS, ASUS, Gigabyte and ASRock launch similar solutions as well.
SilverStone had their Petite Series of super-compact NUC cases on display at Computex. The PT20 is the enclosure made for Intel’s Core Broadwell equipped NUC boards. While the case looks aluminum, it is actually made of SECC steel. It has official dimensions of 125 mm x 50 mm x 110 mm (WxHxD) and features a 2.5-inch hard drive bay and two from cutouts for USB 3.0 ports.
Intel’s 6th Generation NUC will be here in Q3 (i3 model) and Q4 (i5 model) and the specifications of the new unit have been revealed. The Intel NUC will still keep the mini-HDMI and mini-DisplayPort connections, but a new SDXC card slot has been added. The new versions of the NUC will be paired with dual-channel DDR4 memory up to 32GB and will have up to four USB 3.0 ports.
Intel’s NUC (next unit of computing) ultra-compact desktop has been becoming increasingly popular, giving users the same performance of desktops that are ten times its size. Intel NUC units have been limited to Core i5 processors, but it looks like Intel will be changing that. Intel is working on a new unit that will feature a Core i7 processor based on Intel’s 5th generation “Broadwell” technology.
A new version of Intel’s NUC (next unit of computing) was spotted on the company’s website over the weekend. This version of the NUC is believed to be based off the companies Core Broadwell processors.
Intel will soon be rolling out a new NUC form-factor system based on the Atom “Bay Trail” SoC. The product name is the NUC DN2820FYKH and it will run a Celeron N2820 SoC, which is a dual-core 64-bit x86 CPU clocked at 2.4 GHz and a TDP of under 7.5W.
Intel recently launched their Bay Trail platform last week at IDF13. This new 22nm architecture offers many new features. While Bay Trail is mainly focused at the tablet and notebook market it looks like it will be heading to the desktop market in the form of NUC systems.