Intel Skull Canyon with Skylake-H to be Shipped in Q2 2016
Intel’s new enthusiast-oriented Next Unit of Computing (NUC) will start shipping in the second quarter of this year, reports BenchLife.
Earlier, it was rumored that the small form factor will debut in Q1 2016, but the latest slide which surfaced today, suggests that Skull Canyon is planned for Q2 instead. Though the slide didn’t reveal any other information about the product, except the launch plan.
Touted as the “most powerful NUC ever,” Skull Canyon will be powered by a quad-core Skylake Core i7 processor, paired with an elusive Gen9 GT4e graphics, namely the Iris Pro 580. If a previous rumor is to be believed, the iGPU inside the pint-sized PC will feature 576 ALUs, in 72 EUs, in a total 9 subslices, with 128MB of stacked eDRAM.
Further, the device will come with a built-in Thunderbolt 3 port to connect to external graphics solutions. The new CPU is expected to have 45W TDP and 8MB of L3 cache, along with support for speedy DDR4 RAM.