Intel Crams Core i7 With AMD Radeon RX Vega M Into Pint-Sized Hades Canyon NUC

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Today is Intel's coming out part for the new 8th generation Core processors with on-package AMD Radeon RX Vega M graphics. It's the first [modern] collaboration between AMD and Intel for a high-performance processing package, and it looks like it will deliver some pretty stellar CPU and GPU performance for thin-and-light notebooks.
However, Intel isn't just targeting the mobile sector with these 8th generation processors; it also has its eyes set on the desktop market. And to that end, the company has just pulled wraps of its next generation NUC.
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Developed under the codename Hades Canyon, Intel promises that this will be the most powerful NUC that it has ever delivered to customers, and occupies a volume of just 1.2 liters, allowing it to fit into the tightest of quarters.
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Intel will make this latest NUC available in two variants: the NUC8i7HNK and the NUC8i7HVK. The former makes use of an 8th generation Core i7 processor with Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics (65W), while the latter uses an unlocked version of the Core i7 with Radeon RX Vega M GH graphics (100W). This version is specially aimed at overclocking enthusiasts.

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Both pint-sized systems include dual Thunderbolt 3 ports and dual GbE ports for your connectivity needs. In addition, these systems are capable of simultaneously driving six monitors. And for the virtual reality (VR) fanatics out there, a front-mounted HDMI port is included to plug in your HTC Vive or Oculus Rift VR headset.

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Both the NUC8i7HNK and the NUC8i7HVK, which come in bare-bones kits, will be available for purchase during Spring 2018.

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