1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 15, 2016 10:08 AM by mikec_intel

    NUC6i5SYK mini update and review


      For anyone interested in the Skylake NUCs then I received my NUC6i5SYK yesterday and the SSD and Memory today. I've installed the components, the BIOS was already the latest version (0028) so I installed the latest build of Windows 10 64bit Professional (ver 1511 build 10586.63) via a USB key without any issues. Once Windows 10 was installed, the LAN/network required the Intel driver to be installed before the network was recognized. I then installed the latest drivers from the Intel download site (Drivers & Software).



      NUC: NUC6i5SYK - $385.30 – NothingButSavings.com

      SSD: Samsung SSD 850 EVO M.2 120GB (Model: MZ-N5E120) - $56.99 – NewEgg.com

      RAM: Kingston Hyper X 8GB Memory Kit (2x4GB) (Model: HX421S13IBK2/8) – $69.94 - NextWarehouse.com


      I specifically chose the Kingston Hyper X RAM due to issues people have been posting with the Corsair RAM.


      I then ran 3DMark and Cinebench R15 benchmarks. The scores are below. The scores in () are from a NUC6i3SYH that was reviewed at: http://nucblog.net/2016/01/skylake-nuc-review-nuc6i3syh-benchmarks/

      I used a screen resolution of 1920x1080 as per the i3 review, however note that my graphics driver is rather than



      Fire Strike 1.1: 1360 (878)

      Sky Diver 1.0: 5387 (3663)

      Cloud Gate 1.1: 7388 (5643)

      Ice Storm 1.2: 82982 (52209)


      Cinebench R15


      OpenGL: 63.94 fps (40.77 fps)

      CPU: 299 cb (255 cb)

      CPU (Single Core): 116 cb (94 cb)

      MP Ratio: 2.57 x (2.71 x)


      PCMark 8


      Home 3.0 Accelerated: 3617 (3070)

      Work 2.0 Accelerated: 4434 (3977)

      Creative 3.0 Accelerated: 4214 (3494)


      I am awaiting the Work and Creative benchmarks to complete and will edit this post with the details if possible.


      This is my first NUC and so far I am impressed with it from a size, quietness and performance perspective. I don't plan to play games on it.


      Hope this is of interest




      Message was edited by: Alexander Hall Added remaining PCMark 8 benchmarks