30 Aug Intel NUC 2.0, advances on new generation mini-PCs
Some slide leaked on the net provide us with some information about what Intel has in mind for its range NUC. The next generation of mini-PC will be much more powerful, perfect as a media center, but also for high-level gaming.
The area of the mini-PC is growing and will soon no longer just small and compact devices that contain the minimum necessary for the invention of passionate and creative. Raspberry is certainly not the only brand interested in this type of computer. Intel has invested a fair amount of resources in developing its own lineup of products and apparently he’s going to lead to unexpected heights.
The latest Intel NUC ((Next Unit of Computing), presented in January this year, hosted a Bay Trail dual-core chip at 2.4 GHz, 1GB of RAM and Intel HD graphics card, a little more than what we are accustomed to find in a modern smartphone or tablet.
The range of mini-pc, however, is likely to grow in terms of equipment and performance: in the first months of 2015, we will in fact get the second generation of NUC accompanied by sheets really interesting.
In particular, the images refer to the presence of an Intel Core i3 and Core i5 Broadwell or Braswell, configurations with 8GB or even 16GB of RAM, four USB 3.0 ports, two internal USB 2.0 ports, TOSLINK connector and slot SDXC UHS-I.
The most interesting is undoubtedly the variants of the model known as Rock Canyon, planned for Q1 2015, whose target is not only the home theater use but also for “mainstream gaming” and “immersive gaming”.
The NUC5i5RYH presented by the slide thus seems a perfect candidate for the array of Valve’s Steam Machine.