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Intel's new Skulltrail NUC announced, supports external GPUs

Intel's next-gen Skulltrail NUC is a huge step in the right direction

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 16, 2016 at 8:35 pm CDT (1 min, 17 secs time to read)

GDC 2016 - Intel has just taken the covers off of its new Skulltrail NUC, which is more impressive than you imagine. Inside, it's powered by the Core i7-6770HQ processor with Iris Pro 580 graphics, and can be configured with up to 32GB of DDR4-2133.

Intel's new Skulltrail NUC announced, supports external GPUs |

The NUC6i7KYK also features USB Type-C connectivity, as well as Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 and DisplayPort 1.2 connectivity. We also have full-sized HDMI 2.0 and a mini DisplayPort 1.2, rounding out the display connectivity - and it's quite a lot, considering its size - at just 0.7 litres in size, reports PC Perspective.

Inside, we have two M.2 slots, Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260, Bluetooth 4.2 and an infrared sensor that lets you hook up your remote control to the Skulltrail NUC, making it a great option for a media server. There are two covers, in case you don't like the one it ships with, too. As for price, we're looking at $650 for the barebones Skulltrail NUC, while the $1000 model will ship with 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD and Windows 10.

The biggest thing here is that the Skulltrail NUC supports external GPUs "through a device such as the new Razer Core" which will make this Skulltrail a portable gaming beast. An interesting direction for Intel, that's for sure.

Availability wise, we should see the new Skulltrail NUC in April at Newegg, while it'll ship in May.

Last updated: Apr 6, 2020 at 04:51 pm CDT

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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