First Comet Lake i7 NUC Performance Figures
So yesterday we told that the technical product specification (PDF) was released by Intel. Now the Chinese website Koolshare has already published a review of a pre-production sample of the i7 Comet Lake NUC. It’s all Chinese to me, but there are plenty of nice pictures to have a look at.
Looking at the Cinebench R15 benchmark results (multi-core 1083/single-core 183) we can already estimate that the raw CPU performance of the Comet Lake i7 NUC is a bit better than then NUC8i7BEH (193/898) from last year. The GPU performance will likely not match last years unit though.
Apart from the different CPU/GPU combination, the new NUCs have some new features. They will support up to 64 GB of system memory with two SO-DIMMs using 16 Gb memory technology, which apparently means that using SO-DIMMs that have SDRAM density of 16 GB per side. Also, there’s an 801.11ax WiFi chip to support what is known as Wifi 6.
From outside there are very little changes. It looks much the same. It would seem to me that the cooling solution is the same as the previous generation. Also the HDMI 2.0b port is provided using the Megachips MCDP2800BC LSPCon chip that converts this HDMI port from an internal DisplayPort. All in all, it looks to me that the NUC10 is very much a revisional upgrade to the previous NUCs and if you’re looking forward to running some GPU intensive applications on it, the NUC8 might even be a better choice for you.