Intel Skull Canyon NUC 6 Mini Desktop PC
2021 release Intel Skull Canyon NUC 6 Performance Kit (NUC6i7KYK) is a mini home, personal, business, multimedia and gaming desktop computer with the quad core Intel i7-6770HQ processor, Iris Pro Graphics 580 GPU 256GB PCIe SSD, 16GB DDR4 memory, Windows 10 Professional operating system, Thunderbolt 3 port and IST power cable bundle.
The quarter two of 2016 release 6th generation powerful quad-core Intel i7-6770HQ processor (6M cache) at 2.60GHz speed that moves up to 3.50GHz is a decent, powerful processor that can handle you day-to-day and demanding tasks for both work and play. The Typical TDP- Thermal Design Power is 45 watts and the average CPU Passmark benchmark score is 7256 for advanced processing power and performance. With the extra eDRAM cache it can easily compete ith the Intel i7-6700HQ CPU.
With a 45W TDP value it is suitable for use on the large laptops and can also be reduced to 35 watts. It offers a great deal of multitasking power and with the 16GB DDR4 memory (2 x 8GB on two slots and replaceable by the user) you can have different browser tabs and apps simultaneously without any lagging or freezing. High speed 256GB Solid State Drive is a reasonable amount of local storage space unless you have a lot of multimedia files to save. Windows 10 Professional 64-bit operating system includes the business, management and security features on top of what you get with the Windows 10 Home.
Intel Iris Pro 580 (GT4e) is the fastest Skylake graphics card and is comparable to some of the lower mid-range GPUs like the NIVIDIA 945M. You can easily play the demanding games of the year 2016 at the medium settings and resolutions. Iris Pro 580 supports streaming at 4K Ultra HD resolution and 60Hz refresh rate on a maximum of 3 displays. Both the mini Display Port and the HDMI port support the 8-channel audio and you can hook up to a variety of surround sound, UHD 4K screen and flat screen configurations.
Connectivity options include the WiFi 5 wireless AC 8260, Bluetooth 4.2, an RJ-45 Ethernet LAN, 4 x USB 3.0 ports, a USB Type-C 3.1 gen 2 Thunderbolt 3 port, an HDMI 2.0 output, an SDXC card slot, a miniDisplayPort 1.2, 2 x Audio jacks of L+R+mic at the front and L+R+TOSLINK at the rear. The Thunderbolt 3 port lets you transfer data at an impressive speed of 40Gbps, connect to 3 displays and lets you enjoy better graphics performance with an external GPU.
Black Intel Skull Canyon NUC 6 Desktop PC weighs 3.3 pounds and measures 8.30 x 4.60 x 1.10 inches. Please note that this mini desktop is upgraded from a base model to upgrade the memory and SSD storage. You’ll get a three-year warranty for the SSD and RAM by Issaquah Highlands Tech and you have a three-year warranty by Intel for all the parts and components. In the package you’ll find the Intel NUC 6 PC, a power supply and a Quick Start User Manual. It was first available at Amazon.com on September 7, 2021 and is currently ranked the 83rd best selling mini computer. We think that it offers quite good value for the dollar if you’re on the market for a powerful mini desktop PC.