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Intel Updates NUCs with Gemini Lake SoCs

The very popular and compact Intel NUCs will be getting an update. They are being refreshed with new SoC’s from the Gemini Lake series and will get updated I/O as well. The new NUC7PJYH and NUC7CJYH feature quad-core a Pentium Silver J5005 and a dual-core Celeron J4005 respectively. Both of these are in the Gemini Lake Series and have Goldmont Plus cores and a large L2 cache of 4MB. You are also getting higher clocks with these two at 2.8 and 2.7 GHz compared to the previous generation.

One of the biggest changes we see with these NUCs is the addition of DDR4 memory, compared to DDR3 of the previous generation. We also see the dated VGA connection being replaced by a second HDMI port. On the front you have two USB 3.0 ports and a card reader.

On the back we of course have those two HDMI ports as well as two more USB 3.0 port, audio, and Gigabit Ethernet.

Here are some more details…

– SoC – Intel Celeron dual/quad core GLK processor (10W TDP)
– System Memory – 2x DDR4-2400 slots for up to 8GB RAM
– Storage – M.2 SSD slot, SDXC slot
– Display – 2x HDMI 2.0a ports supporting up to two independent displays
– Audio – front stereo headset, rear stereo out / TOSLINK
– Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet (TBC), 802.11ac 1×1 WiFi and Bluetooth 5

Prices have not been listed yet, but here is the comparison of the new models and the old one.

Intel NUC7PJYH NUC7CJYH NUC6CAYH
Launch Date Q1’18 Q4’16
Code Name June Canyon Arches Canyon
Board Form Factor UCFF (4 “x 4”)
Socket Soldered-down BGA
Processor Pentium Silver J5005 Celeron J4005 Celeron J3455
Cores 4x Goldmont Plus 2x Goldmont Plus 4x Goldmont
Burst Frequency 2.8 GHz 2.7 GHz 2.3 GHz
Cache 4 MB 2 MB
Max Memory Size 8 GB
Max Memory Bandwidth 38.4 GB / s 14.9 GB / s
Memory Types DDR4-2400 1.2V SO-DIMM DDR3L-1600/1866 1.35V SO-DIMM
Max # or DIMMs 2
Lithography 14nm
TDP 10.0 W
DC Input Voltage Supported 12-19 VDC
Graphics UHD 605
18 Execution units
UHD 600
12 Execution units
HD 500
12 Execution units
Graphics Output 2x HDMI 2.0a VGA + HDMI 2.0
Internal Drive 1x 2.5 “Drive
USB 2x front and 2x rear USB 3.0
2x USB 2.0 via internal headers
Memory Card Slot SDXC with UHS-I support
Other Includes SDXC card slot, dual microphones
Warranty Period 3 years
Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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