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Intel launches 8th Gen CPUs with Radeon GPUs & Hades Canyon

By: Steven Bassiri | Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jan 8, 2018 2:01 am

Introducing the Hades Canyon NUC

 

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While it's obvious that the G-series i5 CPUs are rated at 65W and are meant for notebooks, the G-series i7s are a different breed, and as such, they are meant for small form factor systems or thicker notebooks, and Intel has stuffed one into a high-performance NUC. While we met Skull Canyon in 2017, we are more excited to see how the Hades Canyon NUC stacks up; 6th Gen with Iris Pro vs. 8th Gen with Vega.

 

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For starters, the new NUC is meant to totally replace your current desktop PC. I actually have used the Skull Canyon NUC as my main work computer since I received it, and I have to say it's an impressive piece of machinery. However, it could do more, and that is what Hades Canyon is looking to deliver. I might even be able to play Ashes Of the Singularity: Escalation at work!

 

 

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The new Hades Canyon NUC will use the unlocked i7-8809G processor with the RX Vega M GH GPU. It will be no more than 1.2L in volume, and it will offer dual everything.

 

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We find dual M.2 internally, but externally we also find dual ThunderBolt 3, Dual DisplayPort, Dual Gbit LAN, dual HDMI, seven USB ports (one charging and one type-C), as well as SDXC, TOSLINK, and headphone jack. It looks just as sleek as its predecessor, and hopefully, it's much faster.

 

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The Hades Canyon NUC is designed to redefine Intel's loosely defines Skull Canyon space. It's meant to really be a gaming/work computer, and we have faith it should be capable of producing excellent results. We will have a review of the unit for you in the coming weeks/months. We also wanted to mention that Intel's new G-series processors are going to be used for cloud gaming by Gamestream and Artesyn.

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