8th Generation NUC's announced

(Scheiner) #40

can anyone could tell me if this StarTech USB to Fiber will work with ROCK (NUC8th) ??? thanks

(Scheiner) #41

My NUC8I7BEH is now working with ROCK. i’m using an small thunderbolt hub with ethernet. The curious is that the serial # does not show on the webpage of the ROCK.

(Adrian Windo) #42

Which hub are you using?

(Scheiner) #43

Adrian, i’m currently using this USB 3.0 hub with Ethernet and it’s working fine.

But will try USC-C with Fiber.

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(Adrian Windo) #44

Many thanks Flavio

(Scheiner) #45

Update the Roon OS to v.1 build 159 and now it’s 100% compatible with the Intel ethernet onboard.

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Anyone get a NUC8 (Bean Canyon) yet?
Intel NUC i7 8559U
(Adrian Windo) #46

Good news, thanks

(Rudi) #47

Seems to have fixed the issue with the i219V on asrock Deskmini 310 as well. THANK you! Running without any additional USB to ethernet adapter now.

(Rudi) #48

Review of NUC8i3BEH/K. According to the review it seems to perform roughly like the 7th gen i7 model.

(Jean-François Lemelin) #49

Just ordered the NUC8i5. I’m wondering if with build 159 the legacy boot issue is still an issue?


(Сергей Михайлов) #50

Don’t understand what is the meaning of NUC8I7BEH if NUC7I7DN copes with even the most demanding tasks in the Roon (converting to DSD512 with maximum settings). And the advantage of NUC7I7DN is a smaller value of TDP (15W vs 28W) and, accordingly, the ability to use the fanless chassis Akasa Plato . :frowning:

Anyone get a NUC8 (Bean Canyon) yet?
(Henry) #51

HQPlayer, multiple use device, future proofing, availability and any number of other reasons personal to the user.

(Reader of the Internets) #52

That is one great review. For $500, it seems like a worthy competitor to the Mac Mini.

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(Jim) #53

Here’s a link to a review the 8i5BEK/H.

TL;DR: the 8i5 NUC is about as fast as the 6i7 Skull Canyon NUC, and substantially faster (in multi-core performance) than the 7i7BNK/H NUC, which was also a 28W TDP quad-core.

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NuC 7 becoming very rare in the UK.

(Scheiner) #55

I’m now using NUC8i7 in bridge mode to my DAC. completely isolated from my network and using Fiber. The results are astonishing. And using the onboard ethernet to control it.


Which models of the 8th gen allow legacy boot to install ROCK?

(Scheiner) #57

i’m using NUC8I7BEH.

Synology NAS for Roon
(Rudi) #58

Not quite:
NUC8i3BEH/K: i3-8109U, Passmark 6248
MacMini 2018: i3-8100, Passmark 8097
Quite a difference. Similar difference for i5 and i7

(Reader of the Internets) #59

Oh, interesting! Thanks. Where does this number come from? I hadn’t seen any benchmarks for that machine yet – Ars Technica seems to not be quite sure even what chip is being used.