CES: Intel Launches Smallest Virtual Reality-Capable System Ever

CES: Intel Launches Smallest Virtual Reality-Capable System Ever

Intel launched what it claims to be the smallest Virtual Reality-capable system ever at this year’s CES. The new Intel NUC (formerly codenamed Hades Canyon) is based on the newly announced 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processorwith Radeon RX Vega M graphics in a tiny 1.2 liter system.

The new NUC will come in two versions:

  • The NUC8i7HVK is based on the unlocked version of the new 8th Gen Intel Core processor with the Radeon RX Vega M GH graphics, giving overclockers the ability to take the system to higher levels.
  • The NUC8i7HNK uses the 8th Gen Intel Core processor with the Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics.

Both NUCs include dual Thunderbolt 3 ports and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports. The system can drive six independent monitors simultaneously, with one HDMI port is on the front, making it easy to plug in a VR headset. These NUCs will be sold as bare-bones kits, targeted to DIYers who are looking for small, sleek and powerful mini PCs.

The units will be available starting this spring.


Steve has been a games journalist on and off since the first PlayStation made games ‘cool’, but he’s never forgotten the thrill of finding a Space Invaders machine in the wild. Neuromancer is one of his favourite books and The Matrix is one of his favourite movies, so he’s been ready for VR all his life.


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