Zwift on all new Intel Nuc 2018


(Daniel Silvasich) #1

Hi All,

I’m looking at upgrading to a 2018 Intel Nuc (the one with the skull on it) which has integrated discrete graphics from AMD. I was just wondering if anyone has had experience on this yet or whether it will run zwift at ultra high settings?

I realise it has just been released, or soon to be, but it would be great to get your feedback and thoughts on whether it will do a good job.

Daniel


(Steve Ellis) #2

Daniel:

I suppose you’re looking at one of these two, codenamed Hades Canyon?

Intel® NUC Kit NUC8i7HVK

  • Intel® Core™ i7-8809G Processor
  • M.2 SSD Internal Drive Form Factor
  • 2x Mini-DP 1.2, 2x Thunderbolt 3, F+R HDMI 2.0a Graphics Output
  • From $959

 

Intel® NUC Kit NUC8i7HNK

  • Intel® Core™ i7-8705G Processor
  • M.2 SSD Internal Drive Form Factor
  • 2x Mini-DP 1.2, 2x Thunderbolt 3, F+R HDMI 2.0a Graphics Output
  • From $745

The graphics output is reported to be “comparable to an Nvidia GTX 1050… [or] an Nvidia GTX 1060 Max Q.” Also notable: “You’ll have to supply your own memory, storage and operating system.”


(David K) #3

I think it’s pretty safe to assume the AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH in the NUCs will run Zwift at ultra high graphics settings, but it’s a little tough to guarantee it. As with any new graphics card to the market, there may be a few required driver updates before the platform achieves it’s full potential and until hardware has been industry-tested for at least four to six months, making absolute determinations is nearly impossible.

That said, I’m sure Intel and AMD will stay on top of driver releases so any issues that may come up right after release will eventually be resolved and you would end up with a really decent platform to run Zwift.