Skull Canyon mini PC is a new Intel NUC kit powered by Intel Core i7-6770HQ processor and Intel Iris Pro graphics

Intel launches a new powerful NUC model with an unusual name and the skull on the cover. At Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2016, Intel announced a new Intel NUC kit, code-named Skull Canyon.

Skull Canyon


The Skull Canyon is a new Intel NUC kit with a 45-watt quad-core 6th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and Intel Iris Pro graphics. A mini PC is equipped with a new Intel Core i7-6770HQ  and  graphics.  The Skull Canyon NUC (NUC6i7KYKshould go up for pre-order at in April, and Intel plans to begin shipping the computer in May for about $650 and up (A typical build with 16GB memory, 256GB SSD and Windows 10 is estimated at $999.)

The mini PC measures about 211mm x 116 mm x 28mm which makes it about as wide and tall as a typical Intel NUC computer, but about twice as long, also comes with two lids. One is matte black, and the other has a skull logo on it.

Skull Canyon

Skull Canyon Key Features:

  • 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

Source: Liliputing and Intel

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