Intel Unveils Apollo Lake NUC Mini Specifications

/ 3 years ago


Intel has just revealed new information about its upcoming NUC series which utilises the Apollo Lake SoC. This new product range comprises of the NUC6CAYH barebones model without memory, storage or an operating system and the NUC6CAYS which is already pre-built for your convenience. The NUC6CAYS has 2GB of RAM, 32GB eMMC storage and comes with a copy of Windows 10. If you require additional horsepower, it’s possible to upgrade the memory up to 8GB with a maximum speed of 1866MHz. As you can see, the system opts for an Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core processor which relies on a 1.5GHz base and 2.3GHz turbo. Also, the Intel HD Graphics 500 is deployed to cope with video streaming and other non-intensive tasks.

Connectivity-wise, the NUC has two USB 3.0 ports on the front and two USB 3.0 ports positioned in the rear portion. There’s also an HDMI 2.0 port capable of outputting 4K 60Hz and a D-Sub connector for those using older displays. In terms of networking, the Realtek 8111HN is used alongside a pre-installed WiFi/Bluetooth 4.2 combo card. Intel included a 2.5-inch SATA slot to install an SSD or HDD measuring up to 9.5mm high.

Intel NUC specifications

  • CPU: Intel Celeron J3455 CPU, quad-core, 1.5 GHz (2.3 GHz burst), 10W TDP
  • GPU: Intel HD Graphics 500, 12 EUs, 250 MHz base frequency, up to 750 MHz
  • Memory: Up to 8 gigabytes of DDR3L-1866, 1.35 V, two slots for dual-channel mode
  • USB: 2 front USB 3.0 ports (one with fast charging), 2 rear USB 3.0 ports
  • 2.5″ SATA slot: Single slot for a 2.5″ SATA SSD or HDD drive, max. height 9.5 mm
  • Display connectivity: Full-size HDMI 2.0 port (uses MegaChips MCDP2800-BCT LSPCon) including HDMI CEC support, VGA port
  • Audio connectivity: 7.1 channel digital audio over HDMI, 3.5 mm headphone jack in front panel, 3.5 mm speaker/TOSLink connector in the rear panel
  • Networking: Gigabit Ethernet (Realtek 8111HN), 802.11ac m.2 2230-size WiFi card preinstalled, Bluetooth 4.2
  • Infrared: Infrared receiver in the front panel
  • Microphone: Digital microphone array (DMIC), two microphones in the front panel

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