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The Intel Skull Canyon NUC6I7KYK is the latest edition in the 6th Generation of the Intel NUC series. This is the first Quad-Core version.

As you can see from the following pictures, the NUC6I7KYK has a different form factor, as it a Heat fan for the Iris Pro 580 Graphics chipset.

These are the Intel NUC6I7KYK BIOS Configuration used to install ESXi 6.0 Update 2.

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  • Intel Core i7-6770HQ processor (Quad-Core, Max 3.5 GHz, TDP 45 W)
  • Two DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets (up to 32 GB, 2133+ MHz)
  • Intel Iris Pro 580 Graphics
  • Two M.2 slots with support for AHCI SSD and NVMe using the PCIe x4 lanes. Support 2242 or 2280 mm modules.
  • Integrated Wireless-AC 8260
  • Bluetooth 4.2 adapter
  • SDXC card reader (UHS-I)
  • Four USB 3.0 ports (including one charging port)
  • Consumer infrared sensor
  • Intel I219LM Gigabit LAN Adapter
  • One Mini DisplayPort version 1.2
  • One Thunderbolt 3 port with USB 3.1 (USB Type-C connector) supporting 40Gbps connectivity
  • One Full-Size HDMI 2.0 display port

Internal Layout

Here is a photo of the Intel NUC6I7KYK with two Samsung SM951 NVMe cards and two Crucial 16GB SODIMMs.

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Here we see a Intel NUC6I7KYK with a StarTech USB3 Gigabit Ethernet adapter.

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