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Intel introduces NUC models with tenth generation processors

Intel may soon release a series of NUC computers with processors from the tenth generation. Product numbers for NUC10 models have appeared on websites of multiple retailers. This may also include models with hexacore CPUs.

Intel has not yet officially announced the NUC10 series, but product listings have already appeared at various European retailers, the German WinFuture discovered. Intel NUC PCs generally use Core-U series CPUs. These processors are intended for laptops, and have a relatively low power consumption.

From the product names you can already see which hardware the compact computers will contain. The product listings include, for example, variants with Core i3, i5 and i7 processors. Intel has two i7 models in the Core-U series in the tenth generation, including the i7-10710U with 6 cores and 12 threads. This CPU has a basic clock speed of 1.1 GHz and a turbo frequency of 4.7 GHz. This SKU is not specifically mentioned. Variants with Core i5 and i3 CPUs can also be seen on the product list. Presumably the i5 model contains a 10210U with 4 cores and 8 threads that run at 1.6 GHz. The turbo frequency of this CPU is 4.2 GHz. A model with i3-10110U with 2 cores, 4 threads and a basic clock speed of 2.1 GHz also seems to be in the making.

According to the product lists, variants are usually supplied with 8 GB and 16 GB ram. In addition, a single NUC10 computer with an i3 processor with 4 GB ram is mentioned. The compact motherboards of the NUC-PCs will probably contain two ram slots, so that users can replace and expand the working memory themselves. Models with 1 TB HDDs are also mentioned. NUC computers usually have room for a 2.5 “HDD or SSD. Some models come with a NVME SSD, and there are also some variants with 16 GB of Optane memory.

It is still unclear when Intel will launch the NUC10 PCs. According to the first retail lists, the compact computers will cost between 320 and 962 dollars. Converted this amounts to 357 and 1055 euros, including VAT.

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