Intel’s latest mini PC, the NUC, will be powered by the newly announced 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with Radeon RX Vega M graphics. The announcement was made during the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. So the new Intel NUC — till now code-named Hades Canyon — will, despite its incredibly tiny 1.2L chassis, be able to offer a much better experience to VR enthusiasts and content creators.
The new NUC will come in two versions — the NUC8i7HVK based on the unlocked version of the new 8th Gen Intel Core processor with the Radeon RX Vega M GH graphics, and the NUC8i7HNK using the 8th Gen Intel Core processor with the Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics. The RAM is limited to 32GB configurations.
Both NUCs will come with dual Thunderbolt 3 ports and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports. They will be able to drive six independent monitors simultaneously. The one front-facing HDMI port is aimed at making it easy to plug in a VR headset. Since VR users will also need high-quality audio, the units will offer up to 7.1 multichannel digital audio via HDMI or DisplayPort. Available from Spring 2018, the NUCs will be sold as bare-bones kits, targeted to DIYers. The units will come with three-year warranty.