Tuesday, November 12th 2019

Intel "Frost Canyon" NUC Based on "Comet Lake" SoC Pictured

Here are some of the first pictures of Intel's new generation "Frost Canyon" NUC based on the company's 10th generation Core "Comet Lake-U" SoC. The top-spec variant, NUC10i7FN, is powered by a Core i7-10710U SoC, which packs a 6-core/12-thread CPU with 12 MB L3 cache, up to 4.70 GHz Turbo Boost, UHD Graphics clocked at 1.15 GHz, and 25 W cTDP (configurable TDP). The middle variant, NUC10i5FN, is powered by the 4-core/8-thread Core i5-10210U (up to 4.20 GHz CPU Turbo Boost, UHD Graphics with up to 1.00 GHz clocks, 8 MB L3 cache, and 25 W cTDP). At the entry level is the NUC10i3FN powered by the Core i3-10110U (2-core/4-thread CPU clocked up to 4.10 GHz, 4 MB L3 cache, UHD Graphics clocked up to 1.00 GHz, and 25 W cTDP).

Physically, these 10th generation NUCs look similar to their "Coffee Lake" powered predecessors codenamed "Bean Canyon," with the exception of just one each type-C and type-A USB 3.2 front panel ports. Other connectivity includes possible Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax WLAN), 1 GbE, HDMI 2.0, Thunderbolt 3 with DP output on the top model, and an additional pair of 10 Gbps USB 3.2 ports. Intel is likely to launch "Frost Canyon" on December 12.
Sources: momomo_us (Twitter), FanlessTech
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4 Comments on Intel "Frost Canyon" NUC Based on "Comet Lake" SoC Pictured

#1
ncrs
Those are all 14nm despite being "10-th generation" so not really that interesting because of the old iGPU.
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kapqa
looks nice!
what i noticed on a similar device: even when it was off (powered-off), it seemed to be still on (lights on the back) and no way to control this as a user (besides using a hard-switch for power or unplugging the device).
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jabbadap
ncrs
Those are all 14nm despite being "10-th generation" so not really that interesting because of the old iGPU.
Yeah agreed. Despite i7 have two more cores than former NUCs, new iris plus graphics and Ice Lake would be much more interesting.
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timta2
kapqa
looks nice!
what i noticed on a similar device: even when it was off (powered-off), it seemed to be still on (lights on the back) and no way to control this as a user (besides using a hard-switch for power or unplugging the device).
These are awesome, in case you aren't aware of them: https://www.lightdims.com/index.php
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