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    Intel Hades Canyon NUC (NUC8i7HVK)

    Good enough as a gaming machine? We find out.
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    Re: Intel Hades Canyon NUC (NUC8i7HVK)

    Too expensive - can get almost there with an m-itx setup
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: Intel Hades Canyon NUC (NUC8i7HVK)

    Curious to know what the driver situation is for the GPU: does it use custom software or standard AMD drivers? Wondering whether we're looking at dev/launch levels of performance with room to improve over time, or if we're level-pegging with latest AMD release.

    Early comparisons from IBM were claiming that this chipset would generally just about outperform an i7/GTX1060 6GB combo, so to see Hexus benchmarking below that level makes me wonder where the overhead is.

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    Re: Intel Hades Canyon NUC (NUC8i7HVK)

    so to put this into persective my £30 2nd hand i7 2600 cpu gets like 20% less in cinebench

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    Re: Intel Hades Canyon NUC (NUC8i7HVK)

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubarb View Post
    so to put this into persective my £30 2nd hand i7 2600 cpu gets like 20% less in cinebench
    But CPU power isn't the special trick of this box.

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    Re: Intel Hades Canyon NUC (NUC8i7HVK)

    i wish they didn't cost so dam much i would love to have one there just cool lol

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    Re: Intel Hades Canyon NUC (NUC8i7HVK)

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    Too expensive - can get almost there with an m-itx setup
    And it'd probably be quieter

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    Re: Intel Hades Canyon NUC (NUC8i7HVK)

    Why why why.... would you not compare it to the Skull Canyon.
    I have one, and was really looking for a nice comparison to Skull.

    Managed to pick up a STEAL of Skull on ebay, with 32Gb of ram and 512Gb SSD for what i thought was a heavily used box. Turns out the guy had bought it for a customer who walked away. So everything was box fresh, and still in its wrapping.

    Hades makes sense to me, same size (roughly), and I can migrate the ram, SSD etc from the Skull to Hades. Then consider using the Skull for some cheap ESXi fun.

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    Re: Intel Hades Canyon NUC (NUC8i7HVK)

    1) so I can get the full potential out of 3200MHz RAM sticks even though 2400MHz is listed on intel's website?

    2) any chance you can test this with a 1080 ti via eGPU? I wanna know how much performance loss is.

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    Re: Intel Hades Canyon NUC (NUC8i7HVK)

    Quote Originally Posted by YenRug View Post
    Curious to know what the driver situation is for the GPU: does it use custom software or standard AMD drivers? Wondering whether we're looking at dev/launch levels of performance with room to improve over time, or if we're level-pegging with latest AMD release.

    Early comparisons from IBM were claiming that this chipset would generally just about outperform an i7/GTX1060 6GB combo, so to see Hexus benchmarking below that level makes me wonder where the overhead is.
    They are Intel-skinned Radeon Adrenaline drivers. As I understand it, AMD delivers a base driver and Intel tweaks it accordingly.

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    Re: Intel Hades Canyon NUC (NUC8i7HVK)

    Quote Originally Posted by backslashv View Post
    1) so I can get the full potential out of 3200MHz RAM sticks even though 2400MHz is listed on intel's website?

    2) any chance you can test this with a 1080 ti via eGPU? I wanna know how much performance loss is.
    Yup, DDR4-3,200 works just fine. Going the eGPU route nullifies the main point of this NUC - improved graphics - but let's see what we can do.

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    Re: Intel Hades Canyon NUC (NUC8i7HVK)

    Quote Originally Posted by Sim0n View Post
    Why why why.... would you not compare it to the Skull Canyon.
    I have one, and was really looking for a nice comparison to Skull.

    Managed to pick up a STEAL of Skull on ebay, with 32Gb of ram and 512Gb SSD for what i thought was a heavily used box. Turns out the guy had bought it for a customer who walked away. So everything was box fresh, and still in its wrapping.

    Hades makes sense to me, same size (roughly), and I can migrate the ram, SSD etc from the Skull to Hades. Then consider using the Skull for some cheap ESXi fun.
    I understand that the Skull Canyon ought to be in the benchmarks. Trouble is, we don't have one in the office. We couldn't source on in any reasonable timeframe, but it appears we can get one now. Give us a few days and I'll report back in the results.

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    Re: Intel Hades Canyon NUC (NUC8i7HVK)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarinder View Post
    I understand that the Skull Canyon ought to be in the benchmarks. Trouble is, we don't have one in the office. We couldn't source on in any reasonable timeframe, but it appears we can get one now. Give us a few days and I'll report back in the results.
    Tarinder, you will be a legend if you can do this! I can attest that the Skull Canyon's limit for me, is around what the source engine can do. HL2, CS:GO, TF2, all spot on, I can get 60fps+ with most of the eye candy turned up to high or ultra. Can't say I have tried anything more taxing, as I know it would struggle.

    Can you post here when the updates are added please?

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    Re: Intel Hades Canyon NUC (NUC8i7HVK)

    @Tarinder
    the internal GPU is only good for 1080p gaming. I am interested in 1440p gaming with the eGPU. I'd appreciate it if you could test the 1080 ti with this.

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    Re: Intel Hades Canyon NUC (NUC8i7HVK)

    I too have the previous skull canyon, Love it as my little HTPC under telly, Not that good for gaming unless it's games like lego series.
    Would also like to see a comparison against this new beast.

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    Re: Intel Hades Canyon NUC (NUC8i7HVK)

    i to would like to see what it can do with a egpu 1080 maybe even a 1060 to see how the internal gpu does vs a 1060. the 1080 would be a nice upgrade down the road if someone did buy this and found the gpu slow later on down the road

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