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Intel Skull Canyon NUC mini-PC up for pre-order

Intel’s “Skull Canyon” NUC is the most powerful mini-desktop computer from the company to date. It features a Core i7-6770HQ quad-core processor, Intel Iris Pro 580 graphics, and a bunch of other premium features… which may help explain the premium price tag. When Intel introduced the Skull Canyon NUC, the company said it would be available […]

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What to expect from Intel Skylake graphics

Intel’s 6th-generation Core processors are 14nm chips that don’t offer much better CPU performance than the 5th-gen “Broadwell” processors they replace. But Intel is promising up to 50 percent better graphics performance. The new “Skylake” chips feature Intel Gen9 integrated graphics which not only offer more graphics compute performance, but consume less power while doing it. […]

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Report: Intel Iris graphics coming to 15 watt Skylake chips

Intel’s 5th-gen Core “Broadwell” processors may just be hitting the market, but the company plans to launch its 6th-gen chips code-named “Skylake” later this year, starting with a series of 15 watt chips aimed at laptops, tablets, and 2-in-1 systems like the reference design the folks at Mobile Geeks spotted at the Intel Developer Forum […]

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Intel NUC mini PC with Core i7 Broadwell, Iris graphics coming in Q2, 2015

Intel recently revealed that its first NUC mini computer with a Core i7 processor is scheduled to launch in the second quarter of 2015. But it turns out that’s not the only thing that makes the new system special. The Intel NUC5i7RYH will also be the first member of the NUC family to feature Intel […]

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Intel Haswell chips to offer up to 3x better graphics performance (in some configurations)

Intel has been getting serious about beefing up the graphics capabilities of its processors over the past few years. The company’s 3rd-generation Core family of processors included Intel HD 4000 graphics that were good enough to play many recent video games without a separate, dedicated graphics card. And things are looking even brighter for the […]