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We are pretty big fans of Intel's NUC (Next Unit of Computing) devices—it is nothing short of impressive how much power the company is able to pack inside a pint-sized form factor, the most recent of which is the Hades Canyon NUC with an Intel Core i7-8809G processor with Radeon RX Vega M GH graphics. That one is a tough act to follow, though rumor has it Intel is working on a 'Crimson Canyon' NUC that will pack a discrete AMD Radeon RX 500 GPU. Equally interesting is that the upcoming NUC is said to feature a Cannonlake processor. Specifically, it looks as though Intel is tapping its Core... Read more...
The Intel NUC8i7HVK, codenamed Hades Canyon, is an interesting product for a number of reasons. First, because it’s the most powerful NUC released to date and packs more I/O and connectivity than any of Intel’s previous mini-machines. It also has user-configurable lighting and activity LEDs and an aggressive design-language that looks great, in our opinion. Perhaps the most interesting thing about the Intel NUC8i7HVK, however, is that it’s powered by an Intel 8th Generation Core processor with integrated Radeon RX Vega M graphics. More specifically, the NUC8i7HVK is packing a... Read more...
Do you remember the Hades Canyon model NUC (Next Unit of Computing) that Intel introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year? Now two months later Intel is giving us a tantalizing peek into the system's guts, and specifically of the tiny motherboard that houses the device's 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and AMD Radeon RX Vega M graphics. Update, 3/29/2018 - Our full review Intel's new Hades Canyon NUC with Kaby Lake G processor and integrated AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics, is now live. So be sure to check that out.  Intel designed its latest NUC to support... Read more...
Intel first announced its Hades Canon NUC back at CES, and it packs quite a lot of power into a pint-sized package. While Intel NUCs don't generally get as much attention as they deserve, Hades Canyon is partially special given that it is powered by Intel's latest 8th generation Kaby Lake-G processors with on-package Radeon RX Vega M GPUs. Korean hardware site Playwares has posted the first benchmarks of Hades Canyon, which in this case is powered by a Core i7-8809G processor. This particular chip comes integrated with the most powerful version of AMD's Radeon RX Vega M, the "GH" SKU. With that... Read more...
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. Developed under the codename Hades Canyon, Intel... Read more...
When Intel first unveiled its super-small NUC family of PCs, the company touted it as being the best thing to hit our desktops in quite a while, and in many ways, it's succeeded. NUCs pack an enormous amount of power under their hood given their size, and they can pretty much fit anywhere, provided there's ample room to breathe. Speaking of room to breathe, one of the few complaints NUC customers seem to ever mention is noise, and that's to be expected given the amount of power crammed into a small enclosure. That's unless you use a NUC that's built to be 100% fanless, such as the one that's just... Read more...
Intel is releasing a new line of "Next Unit of Computing" (NUC) devices built around its newly launched desktop Kaby Lake processor family unveiled at CES. While not a monumental leap over Skylake, Intel's Kaby Lake architecture brings with it a handful of architecture improvements and better integrated graphics, both of which are welcome upgrades in the fast growing mini PC sector.Early generation NUCs were interesting, though not necessarily exciting due to their limitations. However, NUCs have become increasingly capable little machines as of late, and for users in need of a system that can... Read more...
The Gigabyte BRIX Gaming UHD is an exciting small form factor PC prospect. It packs a surprising amount of muscle into a tiny frame. This little flyweight may not sound too beastly with its GeForce GTX 950, but Gigabyte reckons it is more than capable of streaming 4K UHD media and taking a few swings at 1080p gaming with good image quality. Its 4.3-inch square footprint should help it blend into many entertainment centers or find a home on a dorm room desk for work, play, business or pleasure. Most ultra small form-factor computers, by comparison, rely on integrated graphics to due to thermal constraints.... Read more...
As longtime enthusiasts, we tend to get most excited for the latest, big, bad, benchmark-busting specimens of PC hardware to hit the lab. However, there’s something about ultra-small form factor devices that’s intriguing as well. The focus on power efficiency and performance-per-watt from virtually all semi-conductor manufacturers over the last few years has enabled some pretty impressive hardware in fairly tiny form factors, and it’s now possible to have a fully-functional – and rather quick – desktop PC that literally fits in the palm of your hand.Take the Gigabyte Brix S (model number BSi5HT-6200)... Read more...
Intel continues to crank out new Next Unit of Computing (NUC) models and has no plans of slowing down. Just the opposite, the Santa Clara chip maker is readying a new generation of its small form factor (SFF) PCs based on its unreleased Kaby Lake and Apollo Lake processors, along with modern amenities like USB-C connectivity.There's a lot of nomenclature being thrown around with these NUCs so let's take a moment clarify some things. Kaby Lake is Intel's next generation processor architecture, one that disrupts (perhaps permanently) Intel's "tick-tock" release cadence. With Intel having to push... Read more...
Intel's successful line of NUC (Next Unit of Computing) mini PCs have done well for the company, for various use cases where an ultra-small form factor computer might come in handy. In areas where a PC either needs to stay out of sight, blend in with its surroundings or squeeze in places where other, larger computers just couldn't go, a NUC can make a lot of sense. Tiny boxes like the Intel NUC5i5RYK can pack a fair amount of CPU horsepower in their petite, silver 4.5-inch frames, but some users still want more juice and beefier graphics for heavier gaming and content creation workloads.Fortunately,... Read more...
If you’re a fan of Intel’s NUC series of mini PCs, the chip giant is back at it again with a refresh built on its Skylake processor platform. The big news of course comes under the hood in the form of two ultrabook-class processors: the dual-core U-Series Core i3-6100U and Core i5-6260U. The Core i3-6100U comes with Intel’s HD 520 graphics, while the Core i5-6260U brings a bit more to the table with Iris Graphics 540 (complete with 4K support). The NUC refresh includes support for DDR4 memory (up from DDR3) via two SO-DIMM slots. The Skylake architecture also means that you’ll... Read more...
HotHardware Summer Sweepstakes Winners: Win An Intel NUC Or Compute Stick SystemTo help kick off the summer season, we partnered with Intel to offer up a couple of small form factor systems to a pair of lucky readers. Our friends at Intel offered up a couple of systems this time around--one of their slick NUC Core i7-based NUC5i7RYH systems, along with a quad-core Bay Trail-based Intel Compute Stick.Well, we've finally been through all of the entries and have selected the winners! Without further delay, they are...Blackhawk8100 - The Compute Stick!Matt McCutcheon - The... Read more...
HotHardware Summer Sweepstakes: Win An Intel NUC Or Compute Stick SystemWhat better way to usher in the summer season than to give away a couple of awesome small form factor systems, designed to keep you inside, chugging along in front of a PC when you need a break from those long, hot summer days?!Our friends at Intel have offered up a couple of systems--one of their slick NUC Core i7-based NUC5i7RYH systems, along with a quad-core Bay Trail-based Intel Compute Stick. So this time around, we’ll have two lucky winners.To be entered, please follow the quick and easy contest guidelines listed below.... Read more...
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