Intel new mini-gaming PC comes with AMD Radeon GPU

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Mini-gaming PC Hades Canyon

Chip makers Intel, AMD together design and introduce the latest product from Intel’s Next Unit of Computing (NUC) line. The new mini-gaming PC Hades Canyon is bigger than the square-ish mini-PCs from before. But they highlight a prominent surprise, which is an eighth-generation Intel Core chip built with a Radeon RX Vega M graphics processor from AMD.

Last November, Intel and AMD announced to build a chip together. Their aim is high-performing silicon that works in a tight package.

Intel anticipates revealing the new chips to make slim gaming PCs. Along these lines, Hades Canyon items are one case. The NUC8i7HVK kit, which is slated to retail for $999 and it goes on sale next month.


The NUC8i7HVK kit comes with i7-8809G processor and 3.1GHZ base clock speed that’s built over four cores. Also, supports up to 32GB in RAM and features two M.2 SSD slots.

However, the principle offering point is its size. Imagine transporting a computer no larger than a hardback book, but with the graphics power of a mid-tier gaming PC. Throw it inside your backpack and bear it effortlessly.

The Intel chip runs a Radeon RX Vega M GH graphics processor. But it’s still no substitute for higher-end graphics cards. However, the mini-gaming PC has other advantages. It’s quiet easy to set up, and also has plenty of ports that support HDMI, Thunderbolt 3, USB-A, and USB-C connections.

While, the $999 NUC model won’t come with the RAM, storage, or even the Windows OS. It’s up to the consumer to include them, meaning you can pay an extra $300 to $500 to get the PC up and running.

But, if you’re searching for a gaming desktop with a thin profile, the Hades Canyon is best. Intel also releasing a $799 model, but comes with a less powerful chip.