Intel launches smallest VR-capable system ever

Mindy Sparks
January 13, 2018

REUTERS/Robert GalbraithIntel is gearing up for the launch of its 8th-generation processors. The new Intel NUC (formerly code-named Hades Canyon) brings this powerful new processor and graphics solution into an incredibly tiny 1.20-liter system.

An improvement that Intel claims will make them capable of running virtual reality applications.

The tech giant further revealed that the eight generation Intel Core processor with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics will be offered in two variants: one with GL Graphics and 65W total package power and another one with GH Graphics for a total of 100W packaged power.


The NUC8i7HNK uses the 8th Gen Intel Core processor with the Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics. This will provide overclockers the possibility to take the system to the highest levels ever. In case you missed the official specifications of these two chips, both are Kaby Lake quad-core CPUs with HyperThreading and work at a 3.1GHz base clock and have 8MB of cache. Both can power six monitors concurrently with up to 7.1-multichannel digital audio and quad beam-forming mic array. If anything, the Thunderbolt 3 ports still allow for external GPUs to be connected. "Packed with features and performance crafted for gamers, content creators and fans of virtual and mixed reality, it expands Intel's portfolio thanks to its optimization for small form factors like 2 in 1s, thin and light notebooks, and mini PCs", Intel said in a statement.

The new Intel NUCs come with a plethora of ports, which includes two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports on the rear, supported by a USB 3.1 port on the front, five USB 3.0 ports (four on the back and one on the front), two USB 2.0 ports, two gigabit Ethernet ports for connectivity, USB Type-C, two Mini DisplayPorts, and two HDMI ports.

According to Intel, it will be the company's smallest VR-capable system available.

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