News Intel Preps Quartz Canyon NUC With Xeon E Chips

bit_user

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By the images alone, the Quartz Canyon looks bigger than the NUCs we're accustomed to, which makes sense, since it'll reportedly feature support for one discrete graphics card.
This really stretches the definition of a NUC.

NUCs have always been small form-factor computers built around laptop SoCs. This is basically just an Intel-branded PC.

I guess they're just desperate to sell more high-margin products, these days.
 

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Would be interesting for SFF community if the same chassis could also support mainstream Intel core series processors along with the supposed 1 discrete graphics card. Definitely outside the traditional definition of a NUC, but still quite SFF compared to many others on the market.
 

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Definitely outside the traditional definition of a NUC, but still quite SFF compared to many others on the market.
To be honest, I'm actually less concerned over whether it's strictly a NUC, and more interested that Intel is dipping a toe in the PC/workstation market.

Recall that they got out of the motherboard market, about 5 years ago. So, this is an interesting change in direction. We'll see if it marks a trend, or if it's really about them trying to find more short-term revenue wherever they can.
 
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