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Intel's NUC makes a comeback

By Chong Jinn Wei - on 19 Mar 2016, 1:19am

Intel's NUC makes a comeback

Intel has announced their latest mini-PC, the NUC6i7KYK (codenamed: Skull Canyon). This small PC is not only compact but also features a powerful in-built graphics processor too.

The new Intel NUC6i7KYK mini PC is small yet power machine that boasts an impressive internal graphics processor <br> Image Source Legitreviews

Designed for users that crave more power in a small form factor, the Skull Canyon comes installed with a 6th generation Intel Core i7-6770HQ ‘Sykylake’ quad-core processor as well as an Iris Pro Graphics 580 internal graphics. This allows the computer to effectively edit videos and photos in addition to functioning like any other PC.

Thanks to its 45W Thermal Design Power (TDP) processor, the Skull Canyon requires a larger chassis and a more complex solution, resulting in a form factor of 216 x 116 x 23 mm. In addition, the mini-PC comes with a stand to let it stand vertically.

Asides from the usual PC ports, the Skull Canyon also has a very useful Thunderbolt 3 port that connect the mini-PC to 4K displays, transfer files between storage devices quickly and even connect to external graphics cards <br> Image Source: Legitreviews

Another notable feature the Skull Canyon has is a single Thunderbolt 3 port, allowing users to just use a single cable to connect with storage devices, 4K displays and even other external graphics cards systems, like the Razer Core.

Even without using an external graphics card, the Skull Canyon’s internal graphics solution has 128MB of stacked eDRAM and 72 Execution Units, allowing users to have a pretty good gaming experience from the get go.

The Intel NUC6i7KYK has a MSRP of US$650 (~RM2,635) and will be available for pre-order in April, at least in the US. Details of local pricing and availability remain unconfirmed at this time. 

Source: Legitreviews