A few years back Intel and AMD came together in a rare occurrence to design an APU featuring the former’s Skylake cores and the latter’s Radeon RX Vega GPU. The two were connected using the EMIB interconnect and featured a bus width of 1024-bits, resulting in an overall bandwidth of 204 GB/s. These Kaby Lake-G SKUs were discontinued just a few years after launch but still remained compatible with Windows 11.
Now, a Chinese PC maker Hystou has announced two mini-PCs based on the Kaby Lake-G family. You can opt between the Core i5-8305G and the Core i7-8809G. These are both quad-core CPUs with hyperthreading paired with a Radeon Vega iGPU. The former has a boost clock of 3.80GHz while the latter can boost up to 4.20GHz, courtesy of Turbo Boost 2.0.
The Core i5 is paired with a 20CU (1,280 shaders) integrated graphics process running at up to 1.01GHz while the Core i7 is coupled with a 24CU (1,536 shaders) part with a boost of up to 1.19GHz. For memory, you can opt between 4GB DDR4 and 64GB DDR4 modules, while storage options range from 256GB to 1TB SSD. Overall, you get two M.2 ports for SATA/NVMe 2.5″ drives.
In terms of connectivity, you get WiFi 6 and BT 5.2, something which was absent from Intel’s NUCs. In addition to this, you also get two Ethernet ports, (Intel I219, Realtek 8111), two HDMI ports, two mini-DP ports. There are also four USB 2.0 ports at the back. At the front, there are four USB 3.0 ports and a USB 3.1 type-c connection, as well as two 3.5mm jacks.
The mini-PC is priced at $713.73, but at the moment is going for a 20% off discount, bringing it down to $570. There are global shipping options, along with PayPal payment support.
Via: Hardware Info