After confirming the discontinuation of the first generation of 10nm NUC, the original Core i3-8121U fusion CPU model Crimson Canyon, it is natural to think of when the active 10nm low-voltage CPU will enter the NUC market, just last weekend, Intel Thailand inadvertently revealed the next generation of 10nm NUC product plans, and the new Comet Lake CPU took the step out of the notebook as expected.
The new NUC 10, codenamed Frost Canyon, will be based on the tenth generation of low-pressure Core i7-10710U (6C/12T)/i5-10210U (4C/8T)/i3-10110U (2C/4T), with a maximum TDP configuration of 25W for a higher default operating frequency. NUC offers two SO-DIMM slots that support up to 32GB of DDR4 memory, while depending on the package thickness of the NUC, the storage portion can add 2.5 inches of SATA hard drive installation space to the standard M.2 slot.
On the I/O side, Frost Canyon offers Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.2 Gen 2, Gigabit Ethernet, and HDMI interfaces, and a new input tool is a remote microphone, primarily to support Alexa and Cortana voice assistants. But this generation of nuclear show no longer has AMD drama, back to our familiar UHD rhythm.
It’s not clear when Intel plans to launch this generation of NUC 10, and it’s hard to predict what price range they’ll hit when they go on sale, but it’s hard to guess that Frost Canyon might hit the shelves during the Christmas break, and if a new live-streaming machine is needed, it’s time to keep word about NUC 10.