New NUCs announced, core i7 model coming!
In addition to the earlier new Broadwell NUC models that we’ve hinted about Intel has announced that there will be a Core i7 NUC as well! On their NUC product lineup page they have a note “The first ever Intel NUC with Intel® Core™ i7 processor is coming in Q2’15! Product details coming soon.” The model name will be NUC5i7RYH.
The other models are clearly split into two lines: consumer and corporate/industrial. Basically the earlier leaked information was proven to be correct. With the exception of NUC4i5MYHE that seems to have been discontinued despite appearing already on the Intel’s technical support page earlier.
There are 4 models clearly aimed for consumer market. The familiar tiny NUC without 2.5″ drive space and higher case versions are there in both i3 and i5 variations. The i3 versions will sport the Haswell Core i3-5010U with Intel HD Graphics 5500 GPU. Under the hood of the i5 models you can find i5-5250U CPU with HD Graphics 6000 GPU.
Specifications of NUC5i3RYK, NUC5i3RYH, NUC5i5RYK and NUC5iRYH will follow soon.
Compared to the previous generation of NUCs the main differences are:
- Haswell CPUs have been replaced with Broadwell CPUs
- DDR3L-1866 memory modules supported
- Full-size mini PCIe slot has been replaced with an M.2 slot
- There is no half-size mini PCIe slot
- There is a soldered-down Intel Wireless-AC 7265 card included
- Support for 3rd party lids
- NFC header
The corporate i3 version has the same i3 CPU as the consumer model, whereas the corporate i5 version has i5-5300U CPU with vPro. Both come with HD Graphics 5500 GPU.
Specifications of NUC5i5MYHE and NUC5i3MYHE will follow soon.
Differencies between consumer and industrial models
Compared to the consumer models the industrial models have certain specific features:
- Different CPUs
- Trusted Platform Module support (TPM 2.0)
- No WiFi card included
- One empty M.2 22×30 slot more
- Embedded DisplayPort connector (eDP)
- No DDR3L-1866 support, only up to DDR3L-1600