Intel unviel new Hades Canyon NUC featuring new Intel/AMD chip

Intel and AMD’s recent work together has gotten it’s first product. Codenamed Hades Canyon will launch with two different versions available. We have the Core i7-8809G running at 3.1GHz – 4.2GHz with RX Vega M GH graphics, and the Core i7-8705G chip running between 3.1GHz and 4.1GHz and slightly slower RX Vega GL graphics.

While this is being marketed as the smallest VR capable device, and will be able to handle a some VR aspects other than highest end VR Gaming. The high end NUC  should easily be able to offer 1080p@60fps with high settings.

The device has a pretty large array of connections avaialble, with Dual Ethernet, two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, 2 x miniDP ports, 4 x USB 3 ports, HDMI, and finally 3.5mm/optical connection. That’s just the back, on the front we have an SD Card reader, USB 3.0, USB 3.1, USB type-C, and headphone hack. Inside we have another USB port, and 2 x m.2 Slots for storage, which along with RAM you will have to supply yourself.

The new kit is set for availability in early Spring, but pricing has yet to be announced.

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