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Matthew B.

Matthew B.

Joined on 10/27/04

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Small and powerful but warm

Intel NUC Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK Kit with 6th Gen. Intel Core i7 Processor, M.2 SSD Compatible, Dual DDR4 Memory Max 32GB with Intel Iris Pro Graphics, Thunderbolt 3, No OS, Windows 10 Compatible
Intel NUC Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK Kit with 6th Gen. Intel Core i7 Processor, M.2 SSD Compatible, Dual DDR4 Memory Max 32GB with Intel Iris Pro Graphics, Thunderbolt 3, No OS, Windows 10 Compatible

Pros: -Great performance per square foot. -While it is a mobile chip it is very snappy and plenty quick. -The amount of CPU and GPU performance they're getting out of a 45W package is very impressive. -Appears to keep up with my old i7 2600 no problem.

Cons: -Under heavy CPU load the temperature increases very quickly to the upper 90C range, up to 100C and once it's in that range it starts throttling but was still hovering around 3.2GHz, so not a big impact -Under combined CPU and GPU load it runs into power throttling (not surprising considering the 45W TDP). The one instance I'm looking at on the graph dropped CPU clocks to 2.8GHz and GPU to 900MHz. Once again not a big impact but still there.

Overall Review: -Specs: 512GB 950 Pro M.2 with 32GB G-skill 2133 ram and Windows 10 -Benchmarks I've ran so far *3DMark Sky Diver = 7982, Fire Strike = 1863, Cloud Gate = 12316, Ice Storm = 85480, Ice Storm Extreme = 70764 *Cinebench R15 OpenGL = 76.38fps, CPU = 688cb *wPrime 32M = 10.829s