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    Intel Islay Canyon NUC mini PCs released

    Mini machines mix Intel Whiskey Lake processors and AMD Radeon 540X dGPUs.
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    Re: Intel Islay Canyon NUC mini PCs released

    Trying to shovel Optane in somewhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    Trying to shovel Optane in somewhere!
    Optane is better than DRAM, hence you get twice as much of that.

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    Optane is better than DRAM, hence you get twice as much of that.

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    Re: Intel Islay Canyon NUC mini PCs released

    What the heck is the point of throwing in the Radeon 540X when performance still sucks!? Something along the lines of a 1050 ti 'might' be worth a shot. I have a NUC8I5BEK in my front room and, other than emulators (Dolphin, BeebEm), I wouldn't dream of playing games. Same for the four models above. At least there's the NUC8i7HN.

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    Re: Intel Islay Canyon NUC mini PCs released

    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur1814 View Post
    What the heck is the point of throwing in the Radeon 540X when performance still sucks!? Something along the lines of a 1050 ti 'might' be worth a shot. I have a NUC8I5BEK in my front room and, other than emulators (Dolphin, BeebEm), I wouldn't dream of playing games. Same for the four models above. At least there's the NUC8i7HN.
    Because it's basically integrated with the cpu? Will be a fraction of the price of a dedicated gpu as such
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: Intel Islay Canyon NUC mini PCs released

    So, the question still stands, "What the heck is the point of throwing in the Radeon 540X when performance still sucks!?"

    You might as well just buy a standard quad nuc and have the joy of two free ram slots.

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    Re: Intel Islay Canyon NUC mini PCs released

    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur1814 View Post
    So, the question still stands, "What the heck is the point of throwing in the Radeon 540X when performance still sucks!?"

    You might as well just buy a standard quad nuc and have the joy of two free ram slots.
    Well you *do* have the choice like
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    Re: Intel Islay Canyon NUC mini PCs released

    Huh, the GPU deal between intel and AMD hasn't died yet. I guess this does a good approximation of a ryzen APU powered nuc

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    Because it's basically integrated with the cpu? Will be a fraction of the price of a dedicated gpu as such
    It's dedicated, with it's own VRAM

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    Re: Intel Islay Canyon NUC mini PCs released

    Will be interesting to see the benchmarks between the Iris Plus 655 and this 540X. Unfortunately nothing seems to have popped up anywhere yet.

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