Intel® NUC: Go Small. Get Big.

Dark. Mysterious. Powerful.

Key Features

  • Unlocked 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor

  • 4GB HBM2 dedicated graphics memory

  • 16GB RAM, 1TB NVMe* SSD

  • Dual Thunderbolt™ 3 technology

  • Dual Gigabit LAN



Dream with your eyes open. Experience the first premium VR-capable Intel® NUC8i7HVKVA Mini PC with extreme performance for totally immersive virtual reality and smooth game-play that’s ready to go out-of-the-box. We took our Skull Canyon machine and innovated the Hades out of it—from an unlocked 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor with Radeon™ RX Vega M GH Graphics to a redesigned motherboard and chassis to optimize power use and size, Intel-built means the best technology available measured in gasps, shouts, and high fives.

Unthrottled Performance for Completely Immersive Virtual Reality
With Windows* 10, the power of the unlocked 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor with Radeon RX Vega M GH Graphics with 4GB of dedicated high bandwidth memory, 32GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 1TB NVMe SSD, the NUC8i7HVKVA Mini PC handles high-performance gaming, so players can enter immersive virtual reality.

The NUC8i7HVKVA system is unlocked and optimized to give every GHz of performance needed for extreme experiences in the virtual world and includes on-board Intel® graphics as well, to assist in streaming video on Twitch* and other broadcasting sites during live game play.

There are seven USB ports and two Thunderbolt™ 3 ports for connectivity to game controllers and additional peripherals, and with front and rear HDMI* ports for a VR headset, it’s easy to enter more worlds and explore new frontiers.

Experience Extreme in the Smallest VR-Capable System Available
The Mini PC packs all the performance of a desktop tower in a device that can be tucked behind a display and uses less power than the average gaming desktop PC. We redesigned the motherboard, making it smaller, more powerful, and more efficient. This, along with a redesigned chassis that is only 1.2 liters delivers a gaming PC that can fit in a backpack for easy portability to a LAN party. Plus, the skull can be customized to glow RGB when wanted—so the Mini PC looks awesome during gameplay but also can sit discretely in a living room, too.

The Game is on
Go on and enter the dream with the first Intel® NUC Mini PC built for premium VR. What else would you expect from Intel? We’re the pioneers of possible who make extreme experiences a true reality.  

Intel® NUC: Change the Game

Intel® NUC Kit NUC8i7HNKQC -Technical Specifications




  • Intel® Core™ i7-8809G processor (3.1 to 4.2 GHz, Quad Core, 8 MB Cache, 100W TDP)

Operating System

  • Windows* 10 Home


  • Radeon™ RX Vega M GH Graphics
  • 1063 MHz – 1190MHz
  • 4GB HBM2 dedicated graphics memory
  • Two HDMI* 2.0b ports
  • Two Mini DisplayPort* 1.2 ports
  • Two Thunderbolt™ 3 ports with DisplayPort* 1.2

System Memory

  • 16GB DDR4-2400 RAM (expandable to 32 GB), 1.2V

Storage Capabilities

  • 1TB NVMe SSD
  • M.2 Type M key supporting 42 or 80 mm PCIe* x4 or SATA3 SSDs, RAID-0 and RAID-1 capable
  • SDXC slot with UHS-I support

Peripheral Connectivity

  • Two Intel® Gigabit LAN ports
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Four USB 3.0 ports
  • Front USB 3.0 charging port
  • Front USB 3.1 Gen 2
  • Front USB 3.1 Gen 2 via USB-C
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (802.11ac), 2x2, up to 867Mbps
  • Bluetooth® 4.2

System BIOS

  • 128Mb Flash EEPROM with Intel® Platform Innovation Framework for EFI Plug and Play
  • Advanced configuration and power interface V3.0b, SMBIOS2.5
  • Intel® Visual BIOS
  • Intel® Express BIOS Update support

Hardware Management Features

  • Processor fan speed control
  • Voltage and temperature sensing
  • Fan sensor inputs used to monitor fan activity
  • ACPI-compliant power management control

Expansion Capabilities

  • Two Hi-Speed USB 3.0 ports via internal headers
  • Two USB 2.0 ports, Front Panel signals, and CEC via internal common I/O header


  • Up to 7.1 surround audio via HDMI and Mini DisplayPort signals
  • Headphone/microphone jack on the front panel
  • Stereo headphones/TOSLINK combo rear jack

Mechanical Chassis Size

  • 221 mm x 142 mm x 39 mm (1.2 L)
  • 8.7” x 5.59” x 1.53”

Baseboard Power Requirement

  • 19V, 230W AC-DC power adapter

Environment Operating Temperature

  • 0° C to +40° C

Storage Temperature

  • -20° C to +70° C

Safety Regulations and Standards

  • IEC/EN/UL 60950-1
  • IEC/EN/UL 62368-1

EMC/RF Regulations and Standards

  • FCC Part 15B/15C/15E
  • CISPR/EN 55032/55024
  • ICES-003
  • VCCI 32
  • BSMI CNS 13438
  • KN 32/35
  • EN 300 328
  • EN 301 893
  • EN 300 440
  • EN 301 489-1/3/17
  • EN 62311
  • AS/NZS 4268
  • AS/NZS 2772.2

Environmental Regulations

  • EU RoHS
  • China RoHS
  • Taiwan BSMI RoHS