Intel announces its first Skull Canyon Gaming NUC

Intel announced its first “gaming grade” NUC. The Codenamed NUC6i7KYK NUC is powered by Core i7-6770HQ processor with Iris Pro 580 graphics and can be configured with up to 32GB of DDR4-2133. For storage, it has two M.2 slots, Intel also put all latest connectivity features like USB Type-C, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 and DisplayPort 1.2, full-sized HDMI 2.0, Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260, Bluetooth 4.2.


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But the most interesting thing that, Skulltrail NUC supports external GPUs (like Razer Core) which will trend it into a gaming powerhouse.

Key Features:

  • 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6770HQ processor (45W TDP)
  • Intel Iris Pro graphics 580
  • Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) with USB 3.1 and DP1.2 over USB-C
  • Support for DDR4 memory, up to 32GB at 2133+ MHz
  • Support for dual M.2 slots for SATA3/PCIe x4 Gen 3 NVMe/AHCI SSDs
  • Full-size HDMI 2.0 port and Mini DisplayPort version 1.2 supporting 8 channel audio (7.1 surround sound)
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 wifi (802.11 ac) and Bluetooth 4.2 pre-installed
  • SD card slot (up to 512GB)
  • Four USB 3.0 ports (including one charging port)
  • Intel HD Audio via Headphone/Microphone jack
  • Intel Gigabit LAN
  • Consumer infrared sensor
  • Ships with two lids – one with a skull logo, one plain matte black (Support for user-replaceable third-party lids)
  • Dimension: 216mm x 116mm x 23m – an incredibly small .69L
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The Skull Canyon Gaming NUC will priced at $650 for the barebones Skulltrail NUC, while the $1000 model will ship with 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD and Windows 10 in April-May.