Foreign media reported that Intel has sent a notice to its partners that it will cut the NUC product line based on 10nm processors. As the only 10nm NUC on the market, Crimson Canyon uses a combination of the Cannon Lake CPU and AMD Radeon 540 GPU. The latest is that the Cannon Lake processor will have a “arrival, death” ending. Intel has been jumping tickets for more than a year because of manufacturing process issues.
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Because of the low yield of these CPUs and the high nuclear display power consumption introduced at design time, the Original Intel 10nm chip, using the Core i3-8121U as an example, ended up appearing only in a few laptops for the Chinese market and a small number of Crimson Canyon NUC devices.
Intel recommends that buyers interested in Crimson Canyon NUC SFF PCs place an order by December 27, 2019 or choose to return it by that date. The last batch of NCSs based on the Cannon Lake processor will be delivered by February 28, 2020.
With the 10nm processor NUC product line, there are several 14nm models. Includes NUC8I3CYSM, NUC8I3CYSN, NUC5CPYH, NUC5i3RYHS, NUC5i5RYHS, and NUC5i5RYHH.
Interestingly, the Core i3-8121U has not been officially discontinued, but the Crimson Canyon Mini PC has been added to the EOL list in advance. Not surprisingly, we are curious about how the company will plan for other 10nm NUC models in the future.