Intel is known for the diverse portfolio if its CPUs which range from desktop to mobile. Now Intel is preparing it upcoming new family if of NUCs codenamed “Intel Bean Canyon” that features 8th gen Coffee Lake-U CPU with Iris Plus Graphics and support for Intel Optane memory.
According to FanlessTech, the upcoming Intel Bean Canyon NUCs include Core i7-8559U, Core i5-8259U and Core i3-8109U.
The Intel Bean Canyon Core i7-8559U is a quad-core CPU with 2.7 GHz of base clock, 4.5 GHz of boost clock, 8 MB of L3 cache and Iris Plus Graphics 655 that operates at the frequency between 300 MHz and 1.2 GHz. The i7 also comes with the support for Intel Optane memory.
Moving ahead, the Intel Bean Canyon Core i5-8259U comes in two versions, however, the difference between the two is just the support for Intel Optane memory.
Other than that, both Core i5 NUCs are Quad-core CPUs with 2.3 GHz of base clock, 3.8 GHz of boost clock, 6 MB of cache and Intel Iris Plus graphics that operates on the frequency between 300 MHz and 1.05 GHz.
As for the Intel Bean Canyon Core i3-8109U, it also comes in two versions and the difference is only the support for Intel Optane memory. This Dual-core CPU features base clock of 3.0 GHz, boost clock of 3.6 GHz, 4 MB cache and Intel Iris Plus graphics that operates on the frequency between 300 MHz and 1.05 GHz.
While Intel introduced Hades Canyon NUCs earlier this year targeted at gamers, the Intel Bean Canyon NUCs are quite opposite of that and if you don’t want to play video games on your PC then these NUCs are for you.
With little competition in the NUC market, it seems that Intel is looking to offer NUCs that cater to different user base and experiences with Intel Core i3-8109U being the entry-level NUC.
Speaking of Intel, while the company’s 10 nm Canyon Lake CPUs have been delayed but one of them, Intel Core i3-8121U, popped up and according to the analysis the 10 nm CPU features 2.7x transistor density over 14 nm.
According to the technical analysis, with 10 nm process node, Intel will be able to cram in 100.8 million transistors per square millimeter and also utilizes third-gen FinFET technology with minimum game pitch reduced from 70 nm to 54 nm.
Furthermore, a report has been making rounds on the internet suggesting that Intel’s persistence on integrating the x86 is done a lot of damage to the company.
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