Monday, July 18th 2016

Next-Generation Intel NUCs Detailed in Leaked Roadmap

Intel is preparing to launch its next-generation NUC (next unit of computing) compact desktops between 2016-17. A leaked company roadmap and slides revealed that the line of NUCs based on the company's higher-performance 7th generation Core processors could be codenamed "Baby Canyon," and the one based on its low-power Celeron processors could be codenamed "Arches Canyon." The company is readying five "Baby Canyon" NUCs under the NUC7 series, and two models under the NUC6C series.

The NUC7 series are driven by 14 nm Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 "Kaby Lake" dual-core processors, with support for dual-channel DDR4 SO-DIMM memory, and a unique USB type-C connector that routes 10 Gb/s USB 3.1, 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3, and DisplayPort 1.2. The platform's second USB 3.1 port is a front-facing type-A. The NUC6C series, on the other hand, is focused on legacy connectivity, and features an analog VGA port, besides HDMI 2.0, and a pair of USB 3.1 ports. The NUC6C series could make its debut within 2016, with the NUC7 following up in 2017.
Source: FanlessTech
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7 Comments on Next-Generation Intel NUCs Detailed in Leaked Roadmap

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Prima.Vera
I wonder how much the cheapest one will cost.
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Fourstaff
"Prima.Vera said:
I wonder how much the cheapest one will cost.
Cheapest NUCs can be had for under US$150 (barebones, without RAM etc), I expect roughly similar sort of pricing.
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TheLostSwede
"ZeppMan217 said:
Wasn't this posted already?
I posted it in the forums and then it was over at nextpowerup as well...
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Caring1
"ZeppMan217 said:
Wasn't this posted already?
This is the official version.
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Nobody99
Can someone please clarify something for me, in the connectivity it says that that USB-C port is USB 3.1 Gen1 and DisplayPort but atop it says Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 Gen2 and DisplayPort, so what does that actually mean, does it mean that this is primarily a Thunderbolt 3 port which supports Thunderbolt (you can plugin external graphic card) and everything else that Thunderbolt supports i.e. DisplayPort and USB 3.1 Gen2.

But if you don't use Thunderbolt (why wouldn't you?) you only get USB 3.1 Gen1 and since this is USB-C it also supports DisplayPort but in this case you are using only USB?
So the USB-C port is actually Thunderbolt port but it can operate as USB port if you don't have drivers for example?
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Prima.Vera
"Fourstaff said:
Cheapest NUCs can be had for under US$150 (barebones, without RAM etc), I expect roughly similar sort of pricing.
Thanks. I was thinking more from the perspective of a Media Player, Internet browser and casual gaming (Zuma, Bejeweled, etc).
Something like the cheapest i3 with 4GB of RAM...
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