Benchmarks of the Intel Hades Canyon NUC (Next Unit of Computing) have appeared online. The numbers appear to come from an engineering sample, but the numbers should be close enough to the real thing to give us an idea of how well it performs.
The benchmarks were conducted by Korean tech site Playwares. Further reading also shows that the NUC in question housed a Core i7-8809G along with 4GB of HMB2 graphics memory that comes from embedded Radeon RX Vega M GPU.
Moving forward; Playwares listed down two sets of benchmarks on its site: system performance and gaming performance. Suffice to say, the numbers produced by the NUC are actually pretty impressive.
At its default settings, the NUC is able to run the majority of its triple A titles at their highest graphics preset, and on the Full HD resolution; although more demanding games kept it from reaching 60fps. Rise of the Tomb Raider garnered an average of 52.5 fps, while the Assassin’s Creed: Origins ran at an average of 32 fps at Ultra High graphics, and at Full HD.
To recap, Intel and AMD entered into a partnership last year, in an effort to create new Intel processors that used AMD’s Radeon GPUs as the engine of its integrated graphics portion. Ultimately, the end result of that marriage led to the creation of the new Intel G-Series processors.
As usual, Intel has yet to announce the availability of its Hades Canyon NUC to the market, both locally and globally.