Intel Hades Canyon NUC8i7HVK review: how powerful is the i7/Radeon Vega combo?

May
13

Intel Hades Canyon NUC8i7HVK review: how powerful is the i7/Radeon Vega combo?

After decades of fierce rivalry and bitter lawsuits, you’d be forgiven for thinking it would be a cold day in hell before Intel and AMD would team-up to produce a brand new kind of product, but here we are with Hades Canyon – a unique melding of Intel processor and AMD graphics technology. The NUC8i7HVK here is the top-end configuration, and the latest in a long line of ultra small form-factor PCs from Intel, the difference here being that alongside the quad-core, octo-thread Core i7 processor we have Radeon Vega graphics – a semi-custom design AMD has provided for Chipzilla. It’s a cutting-edge piece of kit, but just how powerful is it?

First things first. While this is by far and away the fastest integrated graphics solution ever put out into the market, it shouldn’t be compared with AMD’s own …

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