Intel Launches NUC8i7HVK and NUC8i7HNK NUC

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Intel launched the latest Intel NUCs, based on the newly announced 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with Radeon RX Vega M graphics. The new Intel NUC (formerly code-named Hades Canyon) brings this powe...

    Intel Launches NUC8i7HVK and NUC8i7HNK NUC
     
  2. rl66

    rl66 Ancient Guru

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    Graphic part were the weak part of previous "skull" NUC...

    With a Vega it might be the ultimate small machine (sadly at a po***graphic price... as previous "Skull" NUC :) )
     
  3. BangTail

    BangTail Ancient Guru

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    Very impressive indeed.
     
  4. wantobe

    wantobe Member Guru

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    Also for extra 200 bucks you can get overclockable version.
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    But the standard version is really cool
     

  5. schmidtbag

    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    For the price, I don't think it's worth getting. Remember, you have to provide your own RAM, storage, and OS. If I want the CPU performance, I'd rather just get one of the previous gen NUCs. If I want the GPU performance, I'd rather get an Nvidia Jetson board (albeit, Jetsons would be limited in what games I could play).
     
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  6. WareTernal

    WareTernal Master Guru

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    I'd say the heatsink/fan was the weak part of the old ones. The graphics weren't amazing, but we knew it was just the Intel IGP, so it lived up to realistic expectations. Unlike the other NUCs, they were unstable and hot. Under load, or even idle, they were unstable. They were so hot they even melted their the lid with the cool skull on it. Too bad they didn't use a taller enclosure, made of aluminum, like the other NUCs. It seems they stayed with the low profile design, so I'd avoid these, based on the fact that the last "skull NUCs" were terrible.
     

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