Intel NUC platform thread

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  1. stmok

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    The current generation features Ivy Bridge-based processors. The next one will have Haswell-based ones.

    3rd Generation of Intel NUC Boards Shown at Computex
    => http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Intel-NUC-Haswell-SATA,22989.html

    There will be two versions available:

    (a) Core i3-4010U
    => Dual-core with Hyperthreading at 1.7Ghz (No Turbo mode).
    => IGP: Intel HD Graphics 4400 (GT2-based).

    (b) Core i5-4250U
    => Dual-core with Hyperthreading at 1.3Ghz (2.6Ghz Turbo mode).
    => IGP: Intel HD Graphics 5000 (GT3-based).

    Both have...
    => Virtualisation support: Intel VT-d and VT-x.
    => TDP: 15W

    The new version of the NUC platform...
    => Retains memory slots, WiFi card slot, mSATA SSD slot and form factor of existing NUC platform.
    => 6 USB connections consisting of four USB 3.0 ports (external) and two USB 2.0 ports (through the header).
    => Add SATA port and SATA power connectors.
    => Dropped the two standard HDMI ports in favour of mini-DisplayPort and mini-HDMI port.
    => Add front 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones.

    Price and arrival?
    => Q3, 2013 scheduled release. (July to September period).
    => Approx same price as existing Intel NUC systems they will replace.
     
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    errk what a pain in the arse...

    I'm holding out for the i3 version for my HTPC
     
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    my HTPC is an ivy bridge i3 one. It's been awesome.

    Dead silent & stable as. Effortlessly plays anything i throw at it via Plex
     
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    Waiting very impatiently for these to be released to downsize my HTPC. Will probably go for the i5 at this stage, but not sure. Major selling factor is vPro, a lot of press releases say it has vPro, but then the Intel ARK page for the 4250U says it doesn't have vPro. Confusing.
     
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    i was about to go down to scorptec to buy the current i5 model, until read this post. The current i5 model has 3 video outputs, but no headphone socket. to me its not 100% clear that the new i5 will retain 3 vidoe outputs? the nuc is great for share trading, having 3 outputs is exactly what i need out of a pc. but the current model not having a 3.5mm audio jack is a bit annoying for what i need.

    i'm no computer buff... but i'm a bit confused the current model using the i5 cpu DC53427HYE, was only released in june? and they are already bring out a new version in q3 2013?
     
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    Can anyone find new information regarding their release date? Dying to get the latest i5 model as a HT PC.
     
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    "The next i5 NUC out the door (currently planned for late September/early October) will include Intel HD Graphics 5000 (not 5200).

    Regards,
    Lois
    Intel"

    Source
     
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    Surely an i5 is way overkill for a HTPC? Even the lowest spec Intel chips easily output full hd...
     
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    Cheers Statts, I'm excited now. One of these will probably replace my office computer aswell :thumbup:
     
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    True, but if you want to play some steam games on the big screen, extra power is always nice.
     
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    Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK Spotted At PAX Prime with Haswell CPU Inside
    => http://www.legitreviews.com/intel-nuc-kit-d54250wyk-spotted-at-pax-prime-w-haswell-cpu-inside_122531

    Uses Intel Core i5 4250U processor:
    * Dual core
    ==> Stock speed: 1.3Ghz
    ==> Turbo speed: 2.6GHz
    * Intel HD Graphics 5000 (GT3)
    ==> IGP stock speed: 200MHz
    ==> IGP turbo speed: 1Ghz
    * Max TDP: 15W

    Uses Intel D54250WYB NUC Board.
    * Dual-channel DDR3L memory. (two slots for 1333/1600MHz RAM. Support up to 16GB)
    * PCI Express half-mini card connector
    * PCI Express full-mini card connector
    * 1x SATA III connector. (The problem is, the NUC chassis doesn't have room for a 2.5" SATA storage drive! You'll need a third-party chassis or wait for Intel to introduce another chassis variant!)


    D54250WYK chassis:

    * Front panel
    => 2x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports
    => 3.5mm audio jack (speaker/headphones)
    => IR sensor (For HTPC remote control?)

    * Back panel
    => Integrated Intel 10/100/1000 Network connection
    => 2x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports
    => mini HDMI 1.4a (supporting 8-channel [7.1] digital audio)
    => DisplayPort 1.2 (supporting 8-channel [7.1] digital audio)
    => Power connector.
    => Exhaust vents.

    * Uses a 65W power brick like the previous NUCs.

    Other info:

    * Intel has dropped support for Thunderbolt in any version of NUC using Haswell. (They just didn't sell with Ivy Bridge versions).

    * Intel is considering using their best IGP solution (Intel Iris Pro graphics 5200 (GT3e)) for a future NUC variant.

    * For 802.11ac support, Intel will release a new dual band WiFi card marketed as Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260.
     
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    Not really any new information there from Legit Reviews, other than to say "zomg we saw them in real life", just regurgitated already-known info. Disappointing to see the release date could be pushed back further towards end October, I really need my new HTPC (i3 variant) dammit!

    Could well be replacing the desktop with one of these (i5 variant) too. I don't play games these days, and have plenty of network storage.
     
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    Would highly consider a Haswell NUC with the Iris Pro 5200 if they ever were to bring it to the market! With a custom chassis with room for a 2.5" SSD :D

    -Lucus :)
     
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    love the new size of these which is great if you're using the mSATA option.

    An aftermarket extension to the new Haswell model case would be the ticket... it's the underside that comes away for user access to the RAM and mSATA slots. If an enterprising third party built a new cover for that area incorporating a 2.5" mount, that internal SATA port could be put to use. Just the matter of powering the drive....

    The height difference would be negligible, would just need to be well ventilated to ensure the SSD/HDD doesn't get too hot
     
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    You mean like the one Chenbro made for the Ivy Bridge range of NUCs?
     
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    The following is NOT an Intel NUC platform; Although, it looks like its also gunning for the small PC market. Its Gigabyte's upcoming Haswell-based Brix "Pocket Gaming PC".
    => http://techreport.com/news/25377/gigabyte-brix-crams-gaming-pc-into-well
    => http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/123...intel-iris-pro-graphics-looks-slick-in-yellow
    => http://www.tomshardware.com/news/gigabyte-brix-pc-gaming-iris-pro-5200-haswell,24246.html
    => http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/12/gigabyte-brix-gaming-pc/

    Basically, they've enlarged their small PC "Brix" series to fit 65W R-series Haswell processors with Intel Iris Pro graphics 5200. (Remember: Processor is soldered on mobo!)...These Gigabyte Brix are much larger than Intel's NUC platform and will come with three processor options.

    * Core i5-4570R
    => Quad-core; stock: 2.7GHz; turbo: 3.2GHz
    => 4MB Cache
    => IGP: 200Mhz (base); 1.15Ghz (max)

    * Core i5-4670R
    => Quad-core; stock: 3.0GHz; turbo: 3.7GHz
    => 4MB Cache
    => IGP: 200Mhz (base); 1.3Ghz (max)

    * Core i7-4770R
    => Quad-core with Hyperthreading; stock: 3.2GHz; turbo: 3.9GHz
    => 6MB Cache
    => IGP: 200Mhz (base); 1.3Ghz (max)

    They won't be cheap. Initial rumours indicate prices start at US$500-ish. Comes in December. Demo'ed at Intel's Developer Forum in Black, Red, and Yellow coloured enclosure.
    => http://www.engadget.com/gallery/gigabyte-brix-gaming-pc/1000611/#!slide=1000611

    These new Brix are twice the height of their smaller existing line.
    => http://www.gigabyte.com.au/products/list.aspx?s=47&ck=104
    (The current line are either Ivy-Bridge or Haswell-based using the HD4xxx series IGP...None of them use the 5xxx series IGP.)


    For a reminder of how the Iris Pro graphics 5200 IGP performs...
    => http://www.anandtech.com/show/6993/intel-iris-pro-5200-graphics-review-core-i74950hq-tested
    (It does soundly outperform the Radeon HD 7660D IGP found in the AMD A10-5800K (Trinity) APU...So the target market is budget gaming market.)
     

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