Intel NUC NUC6i7KYK experience: mini computer for gamers - VnReview
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Intel NUC NUC6i7KYK experience: mini computer for gamers – VnReview


More and more versions of Mini PC have been launched by Intel. Most recently, the Mini PC NUC6i7KYK, also known as Skull Canyon, is hidden inside a small box, which is not inferior to large PCs.

Intel introduced products can meet the configuration of even heavy-duty games. Please come to the detailed review of this product below of VnReview.

The product in this review is fully called the Intel NUC NUC6i7KYK, VnReview will be referred to as NUC and omits the product code name.

Open the box and details

The kit includes a Mini NUC computer, adapter and power cord, a piece of metal used to attach the device to the back of the TV, a cover to replace if you don't like the default skull icon on the device. Includes a set of screws and mounting tools.

NUC computer and accompanying device

On the top of the device, you can easily replace the device's top cover if you don't like the default skull icon.

The underside of the machine is fixed by 4 screws

The front has a power button, SD memory card slot, 2 USB slots, headphone jack and infrared port. The yellow USB port allows you to charge other devices via USB without turning on the device, only if the device is connected to the power.

The bottom side includes power port, LAN port, 2 USB 3.0 slots, HDMI port, Thunderbolt 3

The two sides of the machine have a design that helps to dissipate heat

Details of front and back ports

The underside of the machine is easily removable, revealing two RAM sticks and two SSD M.2 memory sticks

Each memory stick has a capacity of 360GB, total two bars for 720GB internal memory

It has 8GB of RAM and you can easily upgrade it further

Hardware information

The NUC computer uses an Intel Core i7-6770HQ 'Skylake' processor that integrates Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 (GT4e) graphics. This is the first Mini Intel NUC PC to use the powerful Core i7 processor. It is also equipped with many advanced technologies such as Thunderbolt 3 port, two memory card slot SSD RAID, four USB 3.0 ports, two DDR4 memory slots.

Detailed configuration information

NUC uses a powerful Intel Core i7 processor, the first device in the Intel Core i7 Mini PC series.

The device is equipped with 8GB of DDR4 RAM

It has powerful Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 graphics. However, if you still feel that it is not enough, you can use the USB 3.1 interface Gen 2 interface to connect an external discrete graphics card to power up the device.

Performance use

The Mini NUC calculator has fairly high Benmark points, CPU scores and graphics points. Ensure good service when you want to fight heavy games. The read speed of two SSD M.2 memory modules is very fast.

CPU rating of the device

Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 for graphics points is quite high

Read and write speeds of two memory sticks

NUC ensures you can play games that require a lot of configuration. We experience playing games like Black Ops III Call of Duty, Far Cry 4, or games like Alphas 8 and PES 2016, the device feels smooth, without lag or jerky lag. The Xbox controller provides a better gaming experience.

Call Of Duty Black Ops III

Far Cry 4

Experience the Alphas 8 with the Xbox handle

PES 2016

In addition to meeting the demand for heavy games, NUC also satisfies office needs or watching movies and listening to music. Practically experience good handling of movies in Full HD resolution, support 7.1 audio output via HDMI or you can also plug in other audio systems via the 3.5 jack behind the device.

On the sides of the machine there are mesh slots to help the machine work cool under continuous use conditions. During use, I found the machine works very smoothly, hardly making any noise.

General overview

NUC6i7KYK is a powerful computer that ensures office, movie, entertainment and especially can help you play games that require high configuration. Computer trends are increasingly focused on compact mini-computers, but with extremely powerful configurations. Unlike previous versions, NUC6i7KYK has a beautiful appearance and is much thinner than the products previously released. You can also easily upgrade your hardware if you are still not satisfied with your needs.

Minh Thanh


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