Intel has at least two new families of processors in the pipeline for this year: the first includes the Intel Core “Kaby Lake” seventh generation which will replace the Intel Core “Skylake” current notebook, desktop PC and tablet hybrid high performance, the ‘other is represented by chip Celeron and Pentium-based architecture “Apollo Lake” low consumption, which will take the place of Braswell Intel processors and in some way his spiritual legacy of the Intel Atom chip, next to the disposal.
Roadmap Intel NUC “Arches Canyon” with Apollo Lake and “Baby Canyon” with Kaby Lake
But Intel is not only known for its processors, because it produces drives and PC Mini PC, which are updated with the new series of chips. And Fanless Tech managed to track down a roadmap that can give us an idea about upcoming Intel NUC. The information contained in this document is not official and may change before the announcement but, if everything goes the right way, Santa Clara will launch the first NUC “Apollo Lake” by the end of 2016 and the NUC models “Kaby Lake” more powerful only at the beginning of 2017. Meanwhile, Intel will continue to offer existing models with chip “Skylake” and “Braswell” again for next year, even the latest Intel NUC “Skull Canyon” with Core i7 Skylake-H and Iris Pro graphics (just what we tried at Computex 2016) will remain on the market again for the end of 2017 and beginning of 2018.
Turning to the NUC Intel’s next generation, the “Arches Canyon” models will be equipped with Intel processors Lake Apollo, and in particular of an Intel Celeron quad-core 10 watt in a chassis 114 x 111 x 51 mm. Santa Clara will make available two models: NUC6ACAYH is a barebones version supporting up to 8 GB of RAM and a 2.5-inch HDD or SSD slot, while the NUC6CAYS comes with 2GB of DDR3L-1866 RAM, 32 GB of eMMC memory Windows 10 Home 64-bit pre-installed. The rest of the specifications are common to both models and provides an HDMI 2.0 port for 4K / 60Hz video support, VGA, SDXC cards with UHS-I support, Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2, four USB 3.0 ports , 2 internal USB 2.0 port, infrared port, audio jack 3.5 mm (front and rear) and multi-channel audio via HDMI.
Intel NUC “Baby Canyon” are those with processors “Kaby Lake”, then those models equipped with Intel Core i3 chips, i5 and i7. The longer version can be equipped with an Intel Core i7 processor at 28 watts and Intel Iris graphics, while other variants will be integrated chip Intel Core i3 / i5 15-watt Intel HD graphics. Santa Clara will offer these NUC in two formats: a more compact to accommodate SSD drive (114 x 111 x 35 mm) and another to house units of 2.5 inches (114 x 111 x 50 mm). The other specifications provide support for up to 32GB of DDR4-2133 RAM, HDMI 2.0 with support for 4K video / 60Hz, DisplayPort 1.2 USB Type-C, slot M.2 memory slot for micro SDXC cards with UHS-I support , Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C (5 Gbps), 4 USB 3.0 ports, 2 internal USB 2.0 port, infrared port, audio jack 3.5 mm (front and rear) and multichannel audio via HDMI or DisplayPort.