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Intel has been steadily updating, upgrading, and augmenting its line-up of small form factor NUC systems for many years now. Initially, most of the systems had a similar design language, but over time, Intel has expanded its offerings to address the needs of many more customers and potential use cases. Recently, we took a look at the beefy, high-performance “Ghost Canyon” NUC 9 Extreme and a couple of years back got the chance to play with its spiritual predecessor, the Kaby Lake-G-based “Hades Canyon” with AMD Radeon Vega graphics. The tiny machine we’ll be covering today, however, is more akin to the traditional NUC that targets the meat of the market. As its name... Read more...
We got our first taste of Intel's new NUC 9 Extreme, codenamed Ghost Canyon, back at CES 2020 earlier this year. Like previous Intel NUCs, the NUC 9 is a small form factor system that will be sold in a variety of flavors. The NUC 9 extreme will be offered in barebones configurations, where customers must purchase memory, storage, and an OS on their own, or as fully configured systems, with a mix of CPU options. This time around, though, Intel is leveraging its innovative Compute Element to enable future CPU and IO upgrades, and is also empowering ecosystem partners to offer customized versions of the Compute Element platform as well. The Intel NUC 9 Extreme Ghost Canyon is somewhat larger than... Read more...
Earlier this month, we received sneak peeks at Intel's upcoming Frost Canyon family of NUC 10 Mini PCs. The first leak gave us a listing of all of the upcoming SKUs, while the second leak gave us a look at the slightly refreshed chassis design. Today, however, Intel has officially pulled the wraps off its NUC 10 family, confirming all of the previous leaks (hat tip to FanlessTech). All of the NUC 10 PCs are using Intel's new Comet Lake-U processors, which were first announced over the summer. Comet Lake-U is still built on the latest version of Intel's long-running 14nm process node and is available in Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 flavors for the NUC 10 family. The specific... Read more...
We're used to seeing small form factor PCs powered by Intel processors -- in the past week we've seen new Intel Frost Canyon NUCs and an entry from MSI -- but there hasn't been much action on the AMD side of things. SimplyNUC, however, is giving AMD some lovin' with the release its new Sequoia mini PC family.  Powering Sequoia are 4-core/8-thread Ryzen embedded processors built on AMD's first-generation 14nm Zen architecture. The entry-level system is the Sequoia V6, which is powered by a Ryzen V1605B APU (2GHz base clock, 3.2GHz boost clock) with a 15W TDP and Radeon Vega 8 graphics onboard (1.1GHz GPU clock). The Sequoia V8 adopts a Ryzen V1807B APU (3.3GHz base clock,... Read more...
Over the weekend, we reported that Intel has a new family of NUC small form factor PCs on the horizon with Comet Lake-U processors. The leak pointed out a number of SKUs with Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processor options available for customers. Today, one of our favorite leakers, momomo_us, managed to find quite a few images detailing Intel's new "Frost Canyon" NUCs. Looking at these images, we're not seeing a drastic design overhaul with Frost Canyon; the chassis design still looks very familiar to those that have been following Intel's NUC family over the years -- including the most recent Coffee Lake-powered offerings.  The biggest change that we spy is on the front panel,... Read more...
For those that are fans of Intel's NUC family of small form-factor PCs, we've got information on some new entries to the family that are expected to land early next year. Intel's new NUC 10 family will make use of 10th generation Core processors, and in this case, it looks as though we'll be getting receiving Comet Lake-U based systems. The information was gleaned by momomo_us, who is well known in enthusiast circles for spilling the beans on unreleased products. In this case, the leaker happened upon a slew of NUC 10 systems from, Bottom Line Telecommunications (BLC).  There are 20 individual SKUs listed, with the cheapest being a Core i3 based offering for... Read more...
Not long after Microsoft issued a bevy of security updates for its products during Patch Tuesday, Intel is holding its own "patch party" for its hardware and software products. Products affected include Intel's lineup of NUC mini PCs and Compute Sticks along with a few of its software utilities. On the NUC front, Intel issued an advisory describing a vulnerability (CVE-2019-11140) in the device firmware that can lead to an escalation of privileges or denial of service attack. Intel traced the exploit back to "insufficient session validation" that could allow such attacks to take place. The security concern has been given a CVSS Base Score of 7.5, which is considered high severity. Affected... Read more...
Last week, we brought you news of an alleged new Xeon-based NUC coming from Intel that is being developed under the codename Quartz Canyon. This would be the first in Intel's long line of NUC small form-factor PCs to feature a Xeon-class processor. Now we're learning of another new NUC in the pipeline, and it's called Phantom Canyon. Phantom Canyon will reportedly be powered by Intel's upcoming Tiger Lake processor architecture (4 cores, 8 threads), which is a 10nm+ successor to the Ice Lake processor that are just now rolling out of the gate. Tiger Lake will again have a new CPU architecture, and more importantly, it will feature Intel's new Xe graphics core. Intel Hades... Read more...
It appears as though Intel is readying a new next unit of computing (NUC) mini PC, this time time with a Xeon processor option. Codenamed "Quartz Canyon," a leaked slide indicates Intel is targeting entry workstation tasks, including content creation, CAD and manufacturing design, financial services, and other similar chores. Assuming the slide is real, the Quartz Canyon NUC will be configurable with up to an 8-core Xeon E or 9th generation Core i7 vPro processor. The slide also indicates support for high-end desktop graphics cards (possibly NVIDIA GeForce RTX or Quadro GPUs), ECC and Optane memory modules, dual Thunderport and dual Ethernet connectivity, and Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) integration. FanlessTech... Read more...
On this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, Marco and Dave will be chatting about one of Intel’s tiny NUCs (Next Unit of Computing) based on 8th Gen Core technology with Iris Plus graphics, Huawei’s Mate 20 smartphone with beastly battery life, a rundown of all things MWC 2019 from Samsung to Microsoft, LG and more, downloading Windows 95 with integrated Doom and Wolfenstein 3D and more! Show Notes: 03:39 - Intel Bean Canyon NUC Review: 8th Gen CPU With Iris Plus Graphics 19:02 - Huawei Mate 20 Review: Camera Chops And Great Battery Life 30:57 - You Can Now Download Windows 95 v2.0 With Integrated Doom And Wolfenstein 3D For Mac, Windows or Linux Rigs 40:51 - From Galaxy... Read more...
Intel has embraced small form factor systems for many years. Whether it be high-end mini-PCs like the Hades Canyon NUC, complete with discrete graphics for gamers, or ultra-tiny devices like the Compute Card, Intel has consistently pushed small form factor markets forward, for just about as long as ‘performance per watt’ has been a thing. The Hades Canyon NUC and Compute Card target some rather niche markets, however. For more mainstream, everyday computing applications, Intel’s standard 4"x4” NUC (Next Unit of Computing) systems are much more apropos, and the Intel NUC8i7BEH we’ll be showing you here may just be the best all-around unit yet. The Intel NUC8i7BEH... Read more...
It's pretty amazing how much computing power manufacturers can cram into increasingly smaller enclosures these days. Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC) line is one of the better representations of this, as its pint-sized Hades Canyon NUC wields an 8th generation Core i7-8809G quad-core processor with AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH graphics. Looking ahead, a leaked roadmap reveals Intel is prepping a new NUC, one that will feature up to an 8-core/16-thread CPU inside. Whether in a tower desktop or a tiny system like the NUC, having 8 cores and 16 threads at your disposal allows for some work (or play) to be done. In this case, Intel's Ghost Canyon X NUC, as it is called, will boast quad-core, 6-core,... Read more...
Earlier this month, retailer SimplyNUC let slip that Intel would be releasing a fresh round of Crimson Canyon NUCs based around 10nm Cannon Lake architecture. Although we've seen 10nm Cannon Lake processors make their way in limited quantities to a low-volume Lenovo notebook for the Chinese market, this is the first time we've seen a 10nm launch for Intel's small form factor (SFF) products. Intel's Crimson Canyon NUC mini PCs are available in two configurations: NUC8i3CYSM and NUC8i3CYSN. The former comes with 8GB of LPDDR4-2666 memory, while the latter is equipped with just 4GB. Both systems use Intel's Core i3-8121U processor, which is from the 10nm Cannon Lake family. The processor... Read more...
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 i3-8121U, a lower power Cannonlake-U chip that is set to be one of the company's first slices of silicon... 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 Core i7-8809G with a Radeon RX Vega M GH GPU and 4GB of HBM2 memory, linked together on a single package... 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 high-end virtual reality gaming, which is made possible through its partnership with AMD. While normally... 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 in mind, take a look at the benchmarks below to get a feel for what kind of gaming performance to expect.... 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 promises that this will be the most powerful NUC that it has ever delivered to customers, and occupies... 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 been announced from Intel "Platinum Partner" SimplyNUC, which has just released a new series built... 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 tackle general purpose computing chores, NUCs have become intriguing options. That is even more true... 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. Don’t get us wrong, integrated graphics solutions from Intel and AMD have come a long ways,... 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) we’ll be showing you here, for example. This tiny machine is packing a Skylake-based Intel Core... Read more...
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