Intel's Coolest CPU EVER... Thanks to AMD!

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Comments • 3 540

  • Manj Sher
    Manj Sher 4 hours ago

    Makes it the most expensive tv box... Just saying.

  • Hyllus
    Hyllus 6 days ago

    It's crap, don't buy it.

  • Steven Austin
    Steven Austin 7 days ago

    question - would any of those gaming systems or Nuc Canyons be good enough for an AUDIO PC, could you maybe try take a different standpoint and do a video on PCs for Audio and Music Studios? please?

  • Adrian Fry
    Adrian Fry 7 days ago

    Just imagining all the guilty feelings that Intel fans have faced in buying this, a stark contrast to the pride of AMD fans buying it. Warms the heart I tell you.

  • Dystar 924
    Dystar 924 7 days ago

    "Why I can't find Bruce Willis refurbished fridge with its server inside, am I late, am I dead, Hillary won the election and they're making ice cubes instead of work flow?! Would you ever repair anything if people keeps taking away infosys and testers?!" 🗨😅🌀❄🎦📟〽️

  • m'yootoob celery
    m'yootoob celery 24 days ago

    You can get a laptop with the same performance for the same price

  • AlanMix
    AlanMix 24 days ago

    it's not thunderbolt that's just apple's way to say it, it's actually usb-c

  • Antony Whatever
    Antony Whatever 26 days ago

    I don't get yolo part. Can any one explain it pls.

  • Oscar Hagman
    Oscar Hagman 27 days ago

    wouldn't it been better to make a normal sized gaming laptop with this technology?

  • Andi Hermawan
    Andi Hermawan 27 days ago

    hey. im trying to power it up with stacked 18650s and stepups. no luck when hitting vr games. any directions?

  • Raniedel Fajardo
    Raniedel Fajardo 29 days ago

    That this is a hundred times way more powerful than my 2gb pc.

  • Flowsion
    Flowsion 29 days ago

    At 1:05


    Linus are u a teen!?

  • Omar
    Omar Month ago

    We need more of it

  • Ham Khan
    Ham Khan Month ago +1

    Still cheaper than an iPhone X or XS (Max)!

  • Gangster Gaming
    Gangster Gaming Month ago

    Do you think it can stream

  • Clay Youmans
    Clay Youmans Month ago

    These awesome little pcs because of the native TB3 support are replacing mac based stations in recording studios all over the place.. I have always played for the PC Team but up until these it was extremely difficult and expensive to get a stable TB3 connection on a PC and have used mac based systems. That's over now.

    ALEx GORBAs Month ago

    You Forget mention external external GPU.Because it has thunderbolt 3 x3

  • LegitCharge
    LegitCharge Month ago +1

    Looks like Intel and AMD got drunk and had a little too much fun.

  • Cole Perry
    Cole Perry Month ago

    No temps?

  • willsonnss
    willsonnss Month ago

    How this thing playing world of tank

  • Peter Breis
    Peter Breis Month ago

    Games? Does anyone on a PC ever do anything else?

  • SoszTehYoutuber2
    SoszTehYoutuber2 2 months ago +1

    Can i just connect a egpu to it

  • Big Dubyuh
    Big Dubyuh 2 months ago

    i would love to have it sitting up and looking at me

    USER XD 2 months ago

    Coming soon:
    NVidia's greatest graphics card, thanks to AMD

  • Carrboro_Chapelhill Fpv

    Hello, is it me your looking for... That is actually really cool but, I think it's a better idea to just build a full sized PC.

  • Brett Augustine
    Brett Augustine 2 months ago

    So wait.. Origin PC is novel? Doesn't sound like a compliment to me. lol

  • Jon Donnelly
    Jon Donnelly 2 months ago

    Perfect e-sport machine, and if u want more graphics power then Google Stadia could be the solution. I'd love to see a new version with vega 7nm. Should be a good uplift.

  • Echo Wilson
    Echo Wilson 2 months ago

    Linus, but can it run DCS World? And actually Fly Missions on it??

  • Simon Aarekol
    Simon Aarekol 2 months ago +1

    There was a guy who connected it all to batteries in a backpack and played vr completely wireless

  • Right Wing Safety Squad
    Right Wing Safety Squad 2 months ago +2

    Black guy and white guy clasping hands meme: screw Nvidia. Also, I'm pretty sure the name comes from the core temps under load.

  • Kari Krummi
    Kari Krummi 2 months ago

    Judge me by my size, do you?

  • Jessie james
    Jessie james 2 months ago +3

    I would rather buy a laptop and plug it into my tv

  • Steven Grey
    Steven Grey 3 months ago

    I stopped gaming a while ago, but I find this system interesting for hobbyist cad work. Would cad be a good work flow for this system?

  • Pavel Drumev
    Pavel Drumev 3 months ago +1

    Its funny how Linus completely humiliated Origin PC in "gaming PC for $2000"
    Yet Origin PC keep on sposoring their videos :D

    • kennedy moreiras
      kennedy moreiras 2 months ago

      Lmao I checked them out and they were trying to sell a pc with $800 worth of parts for $1,500, what a scam.

  • nlomas
    nlomas 3 months ago

    So do you just plug your laptop into th?

    • Azes
      Azes 3 months ago

      @nlomas I dont really know about that tho

    • nlomas
      nlomas 3 months ago

      Azes can I use it as an external gpu. I have laptop which is crap

    • Azes
      Azes 3 months ago

      What do you mean? Thats basically a PC (A mini gaming PC)

  • Clark Ogle
    Clark Ogle 3 months ago

    I have the step down version of this NUC. 32 gig ram and two 1TB NvM m.2 drives. As far as upgrade ability Linus over looks the fact it has two thunderbolt 3 connections which you can buy a external graphics card holder and connect to. Such as this one or others.

  • 005 AGIMA
    005 AGIMA 3 months ago +1

    Re future upgradablity, I believe you can add an external GPU to this if the need arises anyway?

  • 005 AGIMA
    005 AGIMA 3 months ago

    I have to say, for the first time in a LOOOOOOOONG time....I'm tempted by a specific PC.

  • Arnav Chadha
    Arnav Chadha 3 months ago +3

    Just stick an egpu into it

  • Paulrick Polestico
    Paulrick Polestico 3 months ago

    Wow! The rivals teamed up for the first time....YAS!

  • your mom
    your mom 3 months ago

    Why I typed Intel expansive sand and I have this video

  • MykeGaming H.
    MykeGaming H. 4 months ago

    Is this good enough for dedicated stream pc?

    • 802.11
      802.11 4 months ago

      MykeGaming H. I do not think so, not sure.

  • Agris Matejuns
    Agris Matejuns 4 months ago

    should try together with exGPU setup

  • Nathan Lodge
    Nathan Lodge 4 months ago

    If the next one has RTX, I'm 100% sold.

  • Rajitha Prabath
    Rajitha Prabath 4 months ago

    just incase *ubuntu* password for snuc is "snuc"

  • Dailey Dose of Joseph
    Dailey Dose of Joseph 4 months ago

    I wanna disassemble that and put it in a GameCube body. Any takers?

  • idkwuisp 76
    idkwuisp 76 4 months ago

    So is it the Xbox One X Killer?

  • morten dybdal
    morten dybdal 4 months ago

    this is basicly a BIG fuck you to apples mac mini xD

  • Kal Deem
    Kal Deem 5 months ago

    @linustechtips whats the recommended ram speed for the so-dimm 32gb setup?

  • Braillynn Rodriguez
    Braillynn Rodriguez 5 months ago

    What I want to know, is the 65 watt version worth it for someone wanting to make this their music recording workstation?

  • Durraj Besmir
    Durraj Besmir 5 months ago +2

    Arm save power. and for now is big market for phone and low power tech. the future will dominate low power energy tech that with one charge last days on phone tablet.... laptop ...even pc or less power...less heat bring a smaller smaller cpu even 1nm and why not less ....soo in 10nm intel cpu we can put 10 cpu arm with 3-ghz each one so total we have 30ghz cpu arm ....arm have system android &ios have infinit app si to bring arm pc it dont need too much windows........ windows need arm to bring the big lost market like phone . soooo windows are helping ARM by big market it has.. soooo the prediction near future Arm cpu dominate by it big market and easy practical for all tasks in 24 hours ...even INTEL AMD are interested to be actors but now that are predendin no.....that know will losing not phone and other big market even cpu of pc

  • *Shrek*
    *Shrek* 5 months ago +1

    Is it bad I’m actually thinking about buying this instead of a 1070 and a 2600 build? this shit seems cheap af
    edit: nevermind 3k aud compared to 1k usd when I can build a 1070 and 2600 for around 2k damn. OH AND THATS INCLUDING THE PRICE OF THE MONITOR. awesome product extremely compact great for LAN but not a budget build type thing.

  • Joseph Farkas
    Joseph Farkas 5 months ago

    Shouldn't the title be Intel's best MINI GAMING PC?

  • Hydrogen
    Hydrogen 5 months ago

    Hairless Plotter

  • Bobby Brickman
    Bobby Brickman 5 months ago

    Be interested to see the performance with using an egpu via thunderbolt 3 from the hades canyon

  • Unfraft
    Unfraft 5 months ago +2

    I have one, and it plays CSGO at max settings ag 1440 x 1080 with 75 fps. BUY ONE lol

    • UnitedRaccoon57
      UnitedRaccoon57 5 months ago

      Gavin Crismon ya but u could just get a mini itx case

    • Unfraft
      Unfraft 5 months ago

      UnitedRaccoon57 yeah but for my small area, i don't have room for a desktop. Also, I meant to say 2560 x 1080. (My computer is in a closet because I don't have space anywhere else lol)

    • UnitedRaccoon57
      UnitedRaccoon57 5 months ago

      Gavin Crismon lol 1080p high setting and 75fps for $1000 dude, that shit

  • R2D2
    R2D2 5 months ago

    3d print some kind of mount that lets you attach it to the back of your monitor using the vesa holes. Saves even more space.

  • R2D2
    R2D2 5 months ago

    And if you need more power you can just connect an egpu to it. Pretty nice.

  • Jared Bane
    Jared Bane 5 months ago

    when he said ENUC I had to pause video and comment this: EW

  • Diablyataholic
    Diablyataholic 5 months ago

    From what I can tell in my research, the MG H model games nearly identical to an RX 570 4GB, and the MG L model games the same as an RX 560 4GB

  • swishpronoob
    swishpronoob 5 months ago

    How would this perform with an external GPU enclosure? I haven't seen any videos on it.

  • Gung Krisna
    Gung Krisna 5 months ago

    Could that kind of pc bring peace to both intel and amd fanboys?

  • insanevnstacker793
    insanevnstacker793 6 months ago +2

    AMD(Advanced Micro Devices) + Intel = AID(Advanced Intel Devices)

  • Kush Shah
    Kush Shah 6 months ago

    Or buy a laptop with an output? No? Oh. Okay.

  • Talk Mun
    Talk Mun 6 months ago

    So it is for a person who want power with portability

  • Edward Wood
    Edward Wood 6 months ago +1

    Not worth it. Buy a powerful laptop instead. Because with a laptop you get a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and it’s mobile.

    • Monkey Mind
      Monkey Mind 4 months ago

      Yup, Intel is asking a heavy premium for this without an os, keyboard, screen, mouse, storage, ram, speaker

  • Darren Robertson
    Darren Robertson 6 months ago

    I currently have the Alienware 15 R3 with the i7 and 6gb gtx1080 with a 32" freesync monitor at 1440p. I'm looking to upgrade my laptop to a desktop. Would this perform as well or better than my current Alienware for my games? Most of my games I'm able to run fine at highest settings and 1440p currently. Also, am I able to plug external graphics for a future upgrade?

  • Jiminy Cricket
    Jiminy Cricket 6 months ago

    had me up until the showing of the size of the power brick...

  • Autolock Feed
    Autolock Feed 6 months ago +1

    Most comparable system I could build:
    i3 8350k (i5/i7 to pricey, and needs to be overclockable)
    noctua nh-l9i
    msi - z370i gaming pro carbon mini itx
    1x16gb crucial ram
    intel 760p 512gb m.2
    asus strix radeon rx 570 4gb (most comparable performance to vega m gh)
    Silverstone ml08b-h (about as close as you can get to the portability)
    corsair sf450w psu
    windows 10 home
    Price: NZD1918.07 (+shipping)
    NUC Price with same specs: NZD1634.00 (free shipping)

  • Andrew Finnell
    Andrew Finnell 6 months ago

    Like Overwatxch lol

  • Wapn Perfo
    Wapn Perfo 6 months ago +1

    Intel did this to poach AMD graphics engineers. That is the ONLY reason. All future NUC dont even have a noteable GPU. Intel at it again with their questionable ethics.

  • François Ridolfi
    François Ridolfi 6 months ago

    Awesome review! As usual. Thanks!
    Do you think I'd have better gaming and Plex FHD/4K transcoding performance on this Hades Canyon than with the Zotac Magnus Ryzen?
    I'm not sure which one of these will perform better for that kind of use.
    Many thanks for your help!

  • ThatsGirdy
    ThatsGirdy 6 months ago

    This is what I thought steam boxes would be too bad those are dead now.

  • Jiří Olšar
    Jiří Olšar 6 months ago

    What game is it on monitor? Is it Czech game? Ovoce, zelenina, čerstvé maso, pamatujeme, czech words. :D

  • Roland Lawrence
    Roland Lawrence 6 months ago +1

    & yet apple somehow refreshed the mac mini, more expensive & less upgradable, crappy graphics. never thought id see the day intel were teaching apple something about packaging. modern times eh?

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    no u 6 months ago


  • DustyCowdog
    DustyCowdog 6 months ago +1

    Can you drive an E-GPU with that?

  • Tech9641
    Tech9641 6 months ago

    Your better of buying a laptop.

  • Furqan Muhammad
    Furqan Muhammad 7 months ago

    I am here for the Crysis joke.

  • 1Bleue1
    1Bleue1 7 months ago

    0:54 I love Hareless Potter

  • Noobz Threefortyseven
    Noobz Threefortyseven 7 months ago +9

    Upgrade ability: 32G ram
    Raid 0 NVME
    M.2 risers to PCIe if you run out of video card
    At this price point, I think even upgrade ability is pretty good. Not to mention USB expansion. I could see an M.2 Optane config with an external spinning boot drive too. That leaves the other slot for a riser. None of that will probably even be necessary for another year to two years. It's a pretty stout little machine. I wonder how it benches against the ASUS small form factor machines. O_o

    NICK EVAN 7 months ago

    Bad case design no skull when off buuut... Nice IO and "COOL" FAN

  • MiguelPpM
    MiguelPpM 7 months ago


  • enorma29
    enorma29 7 months ago

    still no laptops with this CPU+GPU ??? I'd buy the hell out of it.

  • Steven Hardwick
    Steven Hardwick 7 months ago

    You did a girlfriend friendly TV set up but I need a beast of a machine that's aio this looks close but my wife will NOT let me build a tower. She wants a white screened aio. And no I'm never owning a Mac

  • syahiran rosli
    syahiran rosli 7 months ago

    If u always travel this item is great deal

  • Yas 7
    Yas 7 7 months ago

    other tech channel : unboxing products
    linus : unboxing the actual product after unboxing it ..... what??

  • Thijmstickman
    Thijmstickman 7 months ago

    This tech needs to be made into a handheld!

  • Chris gamer
    Chris gamer 7 months ago


  • Mustafa Al Bazy
    Mustafa Al Bazy 7 months ago

    Sounds great for the price. What about audio/video post production? any real world test have been done?

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  • sloshappy2
    sloshappy2 7 months ago

    Hairless planter. lol

  • Nick K
    Nick K 7 months ago

    Does Intel provide Linux drivers for all the chipsets in this? I'd like to use this as a storage server / router.

  • Pillsnpie Gaming
    Pillsnpie Gaming 7 months ago +2

    giving up future upgradabillity what unholy speak is this !!! Never i will never let a company think its alright to pull an apple.

  • Les
    Les 7 months ago

    Next up : Nvidia and AMD colab

  • geoff swan
    geoff swan 7 months ago +1

    why the heck are you pairing a 8700K with a 580?

  • Rodney Howells
    Rodney Howells 7 months ago +2

    Why on earth didn't he monitor mount the NUC? Wouldn't it have been the penultimate way to demonstrate it?

  • Barry Huddlestun
    Barry Huddlestun 7 months ago +1

    WOW techno impact with toys! As Far as the skull candy Head Set. I am a bit older than most of the guys selling me technology, But I have a simple question probably never asked about these insert-able Ear buds. Will they ever make a set that is comfortable for us people that get hairs growing in our ears. Sweat and Hairs are really annoying in our ears. And most of the people these are designed for have not reached that age where they start to realize that hairs can begin to grow out of all most any orifice on the body. Hahahahaha. Well its just a little problem but the truth is hard to face when you reach that point, OMG I am my Dad!

  • Christopher Gibbons
    Christopher Gibbons 7 months ago +1

    How does it stack up against the LattePanda?

  • Edward Pozek
    Edward Pozek 7 months ago +1

    This is awesome! Using an eGPU might relax the future upgrade-ability woes.