Hades Canyon NUC 8 VR Machine is loaded with four video ports, two Thunderbolt ports, and seven USB 3 ports, you can connect your VR headset or drive as many as six displays for extreme gaming, virtual reality, or any high-performance computing tasks
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The latest and most powerful Intel® NUC to date, code name “Hades Canyon” the NUC 8 VR Machine is 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.

On January 7, 2018 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 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 overclockers1 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.

The new NUC 8 VR Machine  /  image by Intel Corporation  /  source Intel.com

Now you can get into totally-immersive VR and seamless gaming with the performance-optimized Intel® NUC 8 VR machine. It’s powerful. It’s fast. And it’s tiny. Just see where it can take you — and where you can take it.

Play and work with power to spare  /  image by Intel Corporation  /  source Intel.com

The Intel® NUC 8 VR machine is driven by a powerful, unlocked 8th-gen Intel® Core i7 processor — ready for overclocking and content-crushing speed. There’s room for up to 32 GB of DDR4 RAM and two M.2 slots for SSDs. And just in case there’s work to do, you can run productivity apps and multitask seamlessly.

Immerse yourself  /  image by Intel Corporation  /  source Intel.com

Discrete, Radeon* RX Vega M graphics deliver a superfast 90 frames per second (FPS) for stunning VR and gaming experiences. State-of-the-art 7.1 multichannel digital audio elevates the experience.

Spread Out  /  image by Intel Corporation  /  source Intel.com

With four video ports, two Thunderbolt™ ports, and seven USB 3 ports, you can connect your VR headset or drive as many as six displays for extreme gaming, virtual reality, or any high-performance computing tasks.

Place it anywhere or take it anywhere  /  image by Intel Corporation, Walden Kirsch photo  /  source Intel.com

At just about three pounds, and a thin 8.7 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches, it’s Intel's smallest premium VR-optimized system you can get. Tuck it next to a monitor or toss it into your backpack.

Intel unveiled the 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family. The 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors are designed for what’s next and deliver up to 40% gen over gen performance boost. Experience exceptional performance, immersive entertainment and simple convenience with 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors:

To support all of this great processing and graphics horsepower, both NUCs offer the ultimate in 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. The units will be available starting this spring.

Source and references

  1. Introducing the Intel VR Machine - Introducing the Intel VR Machine
  2. Intel.com - Intel Launches Most Powerful Intel NUC: Smallest VR-Capable System Ever
  3. Intel.com - New 8th Gen Intel Core Processors with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics Offer 3x Boost in Frames per Second in Devices as Thin as 17 mm
  4. Intel.com - Intel NUC Spec Sheet
  5. YouTube.com by Intel Newsroom - Introducing 8th Gen Intel Core Processors

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