Where can I see the different releases of the Skull Canyon series with a detailed feature comparison across the different models?
The Intel NUC product pages are not well organized. I found it difficult to even locate a single Skull Canyon product. I kept getting infomercials and product support pages even though I was searching inside the Intel NUC product pages.
See Technical Product Specification (Kit identification Information on page iii) https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/boardsandkits/NUC6i7KYK_TechProdSpec.pdf https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/boardsandkits/NUC6i7KYK_TechProdSpec.pdf
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It sounds like you were in the Product Support pages, not the Marketing pages. Here are the links you need to be using:
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/boards-kits/nuc/mini-pcs.html Intel® NUC System Products (https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/boards-kits/nuc/mini-pcs.html https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/boards-kits/nuc/mini-pcs.html)
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/boards-kits/nuc/kits.html Intel® NUC Kit Products (https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/boards-kits/nuc/kits.html https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/boards-kits/nuc/kits.html)
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/boards-kits/nuc/boards.html Intel® NUC Board Products (https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/boards-kits/nuc/boards.html https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/boards-kits/nuc/boards.html)
In the case of Skull Canyon, there is only one SKU, namely the NUC6i7KYK. This is a kit product - which means that you provide the memory, storage and software (Operating System, etc.) yourself. Here are links to information about this product:
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/boards-kits/nuc/kits/nuc6i7kyk.html Intel® NUC Kit NUC6i7KYK
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/nuc/nuc-kit-nuc6i7kyk-features-configurations.html Intel® NUC Kit NUC6i7KYK Features and Configurations
https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/boardsandkits/NUC6i7KYK_TechProdSpec.pdf Intel® NUC Kit NUC6i7KYK Technical Product Specification
http://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/boardsandkits/nuc-kits/NUC6i7KYK_Integratio... Intel® NUC Kit NUC6i7KYK Integration Guide
http://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/boardsandkits/nuc-kits/NUC6i7KYK_UserGuide0... Intel® NUC Kit NUC6i7KYK User's Guide
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It looks like the successor to Skull Canyon was named Hades Canyon? What I am looking for is a succinct feature comparison between these two series. What makes the entry-level Hades Canyon product worth more money than Skull Canyon?
One thing I would like to understand is what would be the power draw - in use and at rest - for the Skull Canyon versus Hades Canyon with two M.2 SSDs installed?
Aside from faster graphics on the Hades Canyon, it looks like the Hades Canyon may have added two SATA ports? Both Skull and Hades Canyon appear to have similar USB and Thunderbolt support? Memory capacity looks the same?
Yes, Hades Canyon is the successor to Skull Canyon. There are two distinct versions of Hades Canyon:
The remainder of the feature sets for these two versions is identical.
To your specific questions,
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Scott, I am seeing one additional Thunderbolt port on the Hades Canyon. Are there any other substantial I/O differences between Skull and Hades Canyon?
What are some use cases for why I might want multiple Thunderbolt ports? I do tend to like a lot of hard drives.
Well, Hades Canyon has two USB-C ports supporting USB 3.1 Gen 2 and TBT 3 (and DP 1.2) to Skull Canyon's one. Hades Canyon has additional USB-C and USB-A ports supporting USB 3.1 Gen 2 and a USB-A port supporting USB 3.0. It also retains the same number of internal and external USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports that Skull Canyon provided. Combining this with the increase in graphics capability and monitor support, if that isn't sufficient, then Hades Canyon is not the product for you.