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Intel Hades Canyon NUC8i7HVK Review

By: Steven Bassiri | SFF PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: Mar 29, 2018 3:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Intel

Temperature and Power Consumption

 

 

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The power consumption of the NUC8i7HVK is much lower than the Deskmini, but also a decent amount higher than other SFFPCs.

 

Thermal Testing

 

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The front of the device doesn't really get warm, pretty much before all the heat is expelled through the rear of the device. The thing on top of the NUC is a 3D printed skull that I allowed to heat up, so the front of the device isn't close to 40C at load.

 

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The rear of the device does warm up from around 33C to 50C, and we can clearly see where the exhaust vents are located since they heat up a lot. The fans keep things cool during idle operation, and to do this they constantly move heat out of the system.

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