INTEL® NUC: What Will You Make?

Key Features

  • Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready1 2

  • Iris® Plus Graphics 655

  • Thunderbolt™ 3



Get ready for spectacularly responsive performance from the Intel® NUC with 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processors. The latest generation of Intel® NUC kits let you or your customers build the exact system they want. From choosing chassis size to memory options to picking the storage you want, the benefit of building up an Intel® NUC kit is the ability to completely customize the kit for a specific usage. Whether editing photos, streaming media, or setting up a second PC, the Intel® NUC8i5BEK and NUC8i5BEH Mini PC kits deliver the features people want—in a size that fits easily into any lifestyle and any room in the house.

The First Intel® NUC Kit with a Quad-Core 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 
The Intel® NUC8i5BEK Mini PC kit with a true quad-core 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor delivers a big jump in performance compared to the previous generation Intel® NUC7i5BNH/BNK. Whether it’s built to create content or look at photos with 4K UHD graphics for picture perfect entertainment, the Intel® NUC8i5BEK Mini PC kit gives great visual immersion with Iris® Plus Graphics 655 and the unprecedented performance of Intel® Core™ processors.

The slightly taller Intel® NUC8i5BEH has the same processor and graphics, but also has room for a 2.5" HDD and is Intel® Optane™ memory ready. By coupling a 2.5" HDD and Intel® Optane™ memory, performance improves dramatically with up 1.4x3 4 faster media loading, opening large media files 3x5 4 faster, and completing daily tasks up to 2x6 4 faster.

With Thunderbolt™ 3 Plus USB 3.1 for Fast Data Transfer
The Intel® NUC Mini PC kits have chassis that are connectivity powerhouses. Both come with Thunderbolt™ 3 which supports up to 40 GBps of data transfer, and four USB 3.1 ports to bolster productivity for moving big media files around and providing room for peripherals. There’s room in both kits for an M.2 SSD, and both come with two additional USB ports via 1x4 internal headers, an HDMI* 2.0a port for 4K displays, and DisplayPort* 1.2 via USB-C. With the ability to have triple displays all in 4K, photos, videos, and streaming media are all picture perfect.

Think You Know What Small Can Do? Think Again.
In a footprint that’s almost zero—especially when compared with a tower—the Intel® Mini PC kits can be custom built to have the performance and features of a desktop PC in a device that fits in the palm of your hand. The small size means the Intel® NUC can be positioned almost anywhere—from behind a display to tucked discretely in an entertainment center. And with improved cooling, fan noise is minimal—which means a quieter experience no matter where the Intel® NUC is located.

The Intel® NUC: Who Says Small Isn’t Powerful?


Intel® NUC Kit NUC8i5BEK and NUC8i5BEH - Technical Specifications


• Intel® Core™ i5-8259U processor (2.3 GHz - 3.8 GHz, Quad Core,6 MB Cache, 28W TDP)

Graphics • Iris® Plus Graphics 655
• HDMI* 2.0a port with 4K at 60 Hz
• USB Type-C port with DisplayPort* 1.2
System Memory • Two DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets (up to 32 GB, 2400 MHz), 1.2V
Intel® Optane™ Memory • Room for up to 32 GB in an M.2 slot (Intel® NUC8i5BEH only)
Storage Capabilities


• Micro SDXC slot with UHS-I support on the side
• One M.2 connector supporting 22x42 or 22x80 M.2 SSD


• Micro SDXC slot with UHS-I support on the side
• One M.2 connector supporting 22x42 or 22x80 M.2 SSD
• One SATA3 port for connection to 2.5" HDD or SSD (up to 9.5 mm thickness)

Peripheral Connectivity • Intel® Gigabit LAN
• Thunderbolt™ 3 with data transfer up to 40 Gbps
• Four USB 3.1 ports (two back panel ports and two front ports including one charging port)
• Two additional USB 2.0 ports via internal header
• Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 9560 (802.11ac), 2x2, up to 1.73 Gbps
• Dual Mode Bluetooth® 5.0
System Bios • 64 Mb 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 Internal USB 2.0 ports via two 1x4 headers (for replaceable lid support)
• One Consumer Electronics Control header
Audio • Up to 7.1 surround audio via HDMI*
• Headphone/microphone jack on the front panel
• Dual-array microphones on the front panel
Front Panel Header • Reset, HDD LED, Power LEDs, power on/off
Mechanical Chassis Size


• 4.60” x 4.40” x 1.41”
• 117 mm x 112 mm x 36 mm


• 4.60" x 4.40" x 2.01"
• 117 mm x 112 mm x 51 mm

Baseboard Power Requirements • 19V, 90W power brick
Environment Operating Temperature • 0° C to +40° C
Storage Temperature • -20° C to +60° C
Product Safety Regulations and Standards • IEC 60950-1
• UL 60950-1
• EN 60950-1
• CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1
EMC/RF Regulations and Standards (Class B) • CISPR 32
• FCC CFR Title 47, Chapter I, Part 15, Subparts B, C, E
• ICES-003
• EN 55032
• EN 55024
• ETSI EN 300 328
• ETSI EN 301 489-1
• ETSI EN 301 489-17
• ETSI EN 301 893
• EN 62311
• AS/NZS 2772.2
• AS/NZS 4268
• VCCI V-2, V-3, V-4
• KN-32
• KN-24
• CNS 13438
Environmental Regulations • RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU
• WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU
• China RoHS - Management Methods for Restricted Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products

Produkt- und Leistungsinformationen


Nur auf Intel® NUC Kit NUC8i5BEH verfügbar.


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