Intel Introduces Braswell NUCs with Celeron N3050 and Pentium N3700 Processors

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Intel has already announced several Braswell processors as successors for Bay Trail-M processor with 4 to 6W TDP and 14nm manufacturing process. Two of these, namely Intel Celeron N3050 (dual core) and Pentium 3700 (quad core), have fund their way into the latest Intel NUCs that are currently listed for $140 and $180 in the US with the official release date fixed on June 8.

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The dual core version is called NUC5CPYH, while the quad core is NUC5PPYH. Both share the following specs:

  • Processor
    • Intel Celeron N3050 dual core processor @ up to 2.16 GHz with 2MB cache, Intel HD Graphics @ 600 MHz max, 6W TDP
    • Intel Pentium N3700 quad core processor @ up to 2.4 GHz with 2MB cache, Intel HD Graphics @ 700 MHZ max, 6W TDP
  • Memory – 1x DDR3L SODIMM 1.35V, 1333/1600 MHz up to 8GB maximum
  • Storage – 1x SATA @ 6.0 Gbps for 2.5¨ HDD or SSD up to 9.5mm thick, 1x SDXC slot
  • Video Output – 1x HDMI 1.4b, 1x optional VGA port
  • Audio I/O – HDMI audio, 3.5mm jack for microphone/headphone, and mini optical S/PDIF
  • Connectivity – 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet port (Realtel 8111HN), Dual band Wireless-AC 3165 module installed in M.2 slot supporting 802.11ac up to 433Mbps, 1×1 WiFi, and dual mode Bluetooth 4.0.
  • USB – 2 x USB 3.0 port on the front panel (including an Orange one that is charging capable), 2 x USB 3.0 ports on the back panel, 2x USB 2.0 internal ports with one reserved for M.2 module.
  • Misc – Front panel consumer IR sensor, Kensington lock support, power button, LEDs, RTC + battery
  • Power Supply – 19V
  • Dimensions – 101.6mm x 101.6mm

Intel_NUC_Celeron_N3050The mini PC comes with a fan, so if you are looking for a fanless system, you’ll need to find something else. Intel NUC do not come with memory and storage, so you’d probably need to add around $100 to the prices listed above to get a fully working system. Benchmark results don’t seem to be available for these recent Braswell processors.

Via Liliputing and FanlessTech

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Evgeniy
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Does it support vPro?

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@Evgeniy
Of course not, Intel always likes to cripple their low end processors as much as they can.

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A fan ? for a 6W CPU , you must be kidding me … what a piece of crap … I bet it would have been real hard to dissipate all that head passively …
You’re much better off getting a fanless PC from Aliexpress and at this price you can probably get an I3 barebone.

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The maximum temperature allowed might be lower because of the 14 nm process.

rob
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If the fan is like the one in the other NUCs it is not an issue. It is inaudible in a silent room most of the time.

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I wish they would do one with 4K60p capabilities…

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Yup, the datasheets on the Braswell/CherryTrail SoCs state there is only 10.8 Gbps of bandwidth per display. [email protected] is possible but no 4K60p.

It looks like MSI sells a $200 Broadwell Pentium 3805U that fits between the $180 Braswell and $280 NUC5i5RYx models and is capable of 4K60p:

http://www.msi.com/product/desktop/Cubi.html.html

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There is even a $150 version with a slower Intel Celeron 3205U (Broadwell with 12 EUs).

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@Allan
These seem to have fans, too. Looks like I’ll have to wait for someone to just deliver a passive ITX board and work with that… Size is less important to me than noise, really.

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