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Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK

Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK
alaScore 98

11 reviews

Jan, 2017

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and price, but views are divided on the size.

usability, price, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK Review

 

Gaming on integrated graphics. Can the powerful Intel Iris Graphics 580 replace a mainstream Nvidia GPU for gaming? We pit the NUC against systems with integrated and dedicated graphics solutions to find out.

easy access to 2x SODIMM slots and 2x M.2 slots, plenty of ports; USB Type-C + Thunderbolt, very fast CPU performance, NVMe or RAID options, small and compact, good build quality, DDR4 RAM, IR sensor

very high core temperature when gaming or under extreme loads, not powerful enough for a dedicated gaming machine, loud fan noise when gaming, no internal 2.5-inch support

With marketing words like "Mini PC. Full-sized performance" used for the Skull Canyon NUC, buyers might get the wrong idea about the system. Its CPU power is indeed very impressive and as powerful as gaming notebooks worth twice the price of the NUC....

Expert review by: Ganesh T S (anandtech.com)

The Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK mini-PC Review

 

The desktop computing market as a whole has been subject to severe challenges over the last few years. The ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PC market that emerged with the introduction of the Intel NUCs (Next Unit of Computing) has been one of the few...

To summarize, Intel has indeed managed to change the game with the NUC6i7KYK. A look at the increase in the gaming capabilities over the previous generation 'gaming' NUCs make the Skull Canyon updates to appear evolutionary in nature. However, the...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Steven Walton (techspot)

Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK Review Steven Walton

 

In an effort to capture some of the lucrative gaming market, Intel has developed a new NUC aimed at enthusiasts and gamers with the Iris Pro Graphics 580. The Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK is marketed for "intense gameplay," but we'll have to see about that.

Quad-core i7-6770HQ delivers snappy productivity performance in a 0.68L package. Solid connectivity options including Thunderbolt 3.0.

Integrated graphics still only good for casual gaming and external GPUs will be limited to PCIe 3.0 x4 bandwidth. Pricier, hotter and louder than rival units.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Steven Bassiri (tweaktown.com)

Intel Skull Canyon NUC NUC6i7KYK Mini PC Review

 

Intel's latest NUC is the Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK Mini PC and today we fully put it through its paces to see what it can do.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: John Burek (computershopper.com)

Intel NUC Kit NUC6i7KYK ("Skull Canyon") Review and Ratings

 

The edgy look of "Skull Canyon"—Intel's killer new Core i7 NUC PC kit—hints at a first among these truly tiny PCs: graphics upgradable via Thunderbolt 3. It's the most forward-looking mini-PC ever.

Top Intel integrated graphics solution in a slim chassis ; Swappable "skull" and "plain" lids ; Dual M.2 SSD slots, supporting NVMe-capable SSDs ; Support for emerging external graphics boxes via Thunderbolt 3 port

External Thunderbolt 3 graphics boxes not yet a market-proven concept

Now, the very smallest mini-PCs certainly have their place. The Compute Sticks and their kind can't be beat for the snap-simple conversion of an HDMI-equipped TV or spare monitor into an impromptu (very) basic-use PC or streaming-capable smart TV. And...

May, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio output channels:7.1
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): Yes

Certificates

Certification:RoHS, WEEE, China RoHS MII
Energy Star certified: No

Design

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis Type:UCFF
Colour of product:Black
Cooling type:Active
LED indicators:Power
On/off switch: Yes
Product Family:Intel NUC
Product series:Intel NUC kit
Product Type:Mini PC barebone

Graphics

Graphics adapter:Iris Pro Graphics 580
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Maximum graphics adapter memory:65536
On-board graphics adapter: Yes

Memory

ECC: No
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory bandwidth (max):34.1
Memory channels:Dual
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM
Memory voltage:1.2,1.35
Number of memory slots:2
Supported memory clock speeds:2133
Supported memory types:DDR4-SDRAM

Motherboard

Processor Socket:BGA1440

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 70

Other features

DC input voltage:19

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Back-to-BIOS button: No
BIOS memory size:8
BIOS type:EEPROM
Intel Express BIOS update: Yes
Intel Visual BIOS: Yes
Number of Displays Supported:3
PC health monitoring:FAN, Temperature, Voltage
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
Consumer Infrared Headers: No
DisplayPort version:1.2
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
Number of SATA III connectors:2
Serial port via internal header: No
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4

Power

AC adapter output voltage:19
Power Supply:120
Power supply type:External AC adapter

Processor

Built-in processor: Yes
L3 Cache:6
Processor boost frequency:3.5
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Intel / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.6
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i7-6770HQ
Processor Socket:BGA1440
Processor threads:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SDXC
Number of storage drives supported:2
RAID Levels:0, 1
Storage drive interface:M.2, PCI Express, SATA
Supported storage drive types:SSD

Technical Details

ARK ID:89187

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.6
Height :2.8
Width:21.1