Intel confirmed plans to release the NUC10 “Frost Canyon” ultra-compact PC, which uses a mobile Comet Lake processor with up to six cores and supports up to 64GB of DDR4 memory to provide a laptop platform in a compact desktop size.
Intel’s NUC 10″ Frost Canyon product line features two, four or six core Intel 10th Generation Core i3-10110U/i5-10210U/i7-10710U processors, as well as UHD graphics processors. The NUC family will include three basic versions: the ultra-thin NUC10FNK with SSD M.2 slot, the 2.5-inch bay and M.2 slot, the higher-profile NUC10FNH, and the NUC10FNB board board that enables third parties to build clone versions of different chassis. Overall, Intel will offer more than 20 different NUC 10 SKUs, offering different specifications, performance levels and prices. All systems will use A CPU with TDP up to 25W, so as long as the active cooling system is used for cooling, the processor will always operate at a higher Turbo frequency.
The Intel NUC 10 platform will feature Thunderbolt 3 ports controlled by Intel’s Titan Ridge chip, USB 3.2 Gen 2 and USB 2.0 Type-A ports, GbE, HDMI and regular audio connectors. Intel’s Frost NUC PC is equipped with a remote microphone to support Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana Assistant.
Intel’s Frost Canyon UCFF PC has a fairly powerful processor and full connectivity to run a variety of applications quickly except for games, as Intel’s UHD graphics can barely meet the performance requirements of demanding games. The good news is that the system has a Thunderbolt 3 port that can be used for external graphics. Intel’s NUC 10 will be available in the coming weeks, and the price has not yet been announced.