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

By Steven Bassiri from Jan 7, 2018 @ 20:01 CST

Introducing the Hades Canyon NUC




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.




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!





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.




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.




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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