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.
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 (NUC6i7KYK) should go up for pre-order at Newegg.com 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 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
- Dimension: 216mm x 116mm x 23m – an incredibly small .69L