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Intel releases a tiny VR-ready PC

Intel launched the latest and most powerful Intel NUC to date, based on the newly announced 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with Radeon RX Vega M graphics. 

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. 

Great for VR enthusiasts and workload-heavy content creators, it will be Intel’s smallest premium VR-capable system in the market.

The new NUC will come in two versions: NUC8i7HVK and NUC8i7HNK.

The NUC8i7HVK is based on the unlocked version of the new 8th Gen Intel Core processor with the Radeon RX Vega M GH graphics, giving overclockers the ability to take the system to higher levels.

The NUC8i7HNK uses the 8th Gen Intel Core processor with the Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics.

To support all of this great processing and graphics horsepower, both NUCs offer connectivity, including dual Thunderbolt 3 ports and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports. 

The system can drive six independent monitors simultaneously, and one of the HDMI ports is on the unit’s front, making it easy to plug in a VR headset. 

These NUCs will be sold as bare-bones kits, targeted to DIYers who are looking for small, sleek and powerful mini PCs. T

Intel NUCs are tiny but powerful mini-PCs. 

Their popularity has rapidly increased since Intel introduced them in 2012. 

People use the Intel NUC, an acronym for Next Unit of Computing, and pronounced like the first syllable in “knuckle”, in millions of systems worldwide from home entertainment to gaming to digital security to airport signs.

The main motherboard of the new Intel Hades Canyon model NUC is designed to support high-end virtual reality gaming and can power as many as six high-resolution 4K displays simultaneously. 

The large chip in the centre is an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with Radeon RX Vega M graphics.

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