Intel outs Skull Canyon Mini PC with Iris Pro Graphics
Intel has recently unveiled their latest NUC which features a 6th-Generation Intel Core i7 processor, Intel Iris Pro Graphics, and Thunderbolt 3 – the Intel NUC (NUC6i7KYK) aka Skull Canyon.
Intel says that the Skull Canyon’s configuration allows it to handle games or intensive workloads like editing photos and videos as well as support 4K resolution on three monitors at once. The Thunderbolt 3 connection also allows high-speed connection to other devices like the Razer Core external GPU enclosure.
Intel NUC (NUC6i7KYK) “Skull Canyon” key specs:
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
Mini DisplayPort version 1.2 supporting 8 channel audio (7.1 surround sound)
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 WiFi 802.11 ac
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
216 x 116 x 23 mm
The Intel Skull Canyon ships with two lids – one with a skull logo and one plain matte black. It also has support for third-party lids if you want it customized.
Price starts at $650 for the base model, going up to $999 for the 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and Windows 10 configuration. Shipping starts in May 2016.