Intel announced its first “gaming grade” NUC. The Codenamed NUC6i7KYK NUC is powered by Core i7-6770HQ processor with Iris Pro 580 graphics and can be configured with up to 32GB of DDR4-2133. For storage, it has two M.2 slots, Intel also put all latest connectivity features like USB Type-C, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 and DisplayPort 1.2, full-sized HDMI 2.0, Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260, Bluetooth 4.2.
But the most interesting thing that, Skulltrail NUC supports external GPUs (like Razer Core) which will trend it into a gaming powerhouse.
- 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6770HQ processor (45W TDP)
- Intel Iris Pro graphics 580
- Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) with USB 3.1 and DP1.2 over USB-C
- Support for DDR4 memory, up to 32GB at 2133+ MHz
- Support for dual M.2 slots for SATA3/PCIe x4 Gen 3 NVMe/AHCI SSDs
- Full-size HDMI 2.0 port and Mini DisplayPort version 1.2 supporting 8 channel audio (7.1 surround sound)
- Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 wifi (802.11 ac) and Bluetooth 4.2 pre-installed
- SD card slot (up to 512GB)
- Four USB 3.0 ports (including one charging port)
- Intel HD Audio via Headphone/Microphone jack
- Intel Gigabit LAN
- Consumer infrared sensor
- Ships with two lids – one with a skull logo, one plain matte black (Support for user-replaceable third-party lids)
- Dimension: 216mm x 116mm x 23m – an incredibly small .69L
The Skull Canyon Gaming NUC will priced at $650 for the barebones Skulltrail NUC, while the $1000 model will ship with 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD and Windows 10 in April-May.