Intel ‘Hades Canyon’ NUC with AMD Graphics On-board Pictured
Ron Perillo / 2 years ago
While the world is still reeling from the news of Intel working with AMD, a photo of what is possibly the new NUC board leaked via the ChipHell forums. That site has been a reliable source of leaked information in the past. Moreover, the photo actually shows the new design quite clearly. The possible specifications for this CPU has leaked a few days ago. With the Core i7-8809G and i7-8705G boasting 24 compute units for a total of 1536 stream processors. It also uses 4GB HBM2 and the Kaby Lake G family runs with 4 cores and 8 threads, with boost clocks up to 4.1GHz.
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Just looking at the motherboard from the top is very impressive. Other than the robust voltage regulator power supply of the large Kaby Lake G CPU, it also has M.2 NVMe storage and DDR4 SODIMM modules. According to PC Perspective, this NUC is part of the “Hades Canyon” on the leaked roadmap back in September. The base “Hades Canyon” NUC for example lists a 65W processor. Although there is also a more powerful “Hades Canyon VR” with a 100W TDP.
According to the roadmap, these NUCs supports up to two M.2 PCIe Gen3 X4 or SATA devices. In terms of RAM there are two DIMM slots for up to DDR4 2400+ 32GB RAM. It also supports 2x HDMI 2.0B and 2x miniDP 1.3 ports with a maximum of six simultaneous displays. There are also two USB-C Thunder 3.0 ports and dual Gigabit LAN with 802.11ac 2×2 + BT 4.2 available.
With CES coming up, these new powerful NUC’s will most likely make an appearance in person.