Intel NUC Skylake NUC6i3SYK Linux Benchmarks
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 18 January 2016 at 10:53 AM EST. 8 Comments
If you are interested in the Intel NUC6i3SYK with its Core i3 Skylake CPU, benchmarks have been published on

Thanks to a community member, benchmarks of the new NUC6i3SYK are beginning to trickle out on with results from Ubuntu Linux. The largest result file I've seen uploaded this far is these benchmark results. If you want to see how it performs relative to your current hardware, it's simply a matter of installing the Phoronix Test Suite and running phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1601174-KH-INTELNUCS32. While searching is a bit clumsy right now on (the new site is just weeks away!), there are many other Intel NUC6 Linux benchmarks also available.

These open-source benchmark results complement other recent Intel NUC Skylake Benchmarks On Linux and thanks to the Phoronix Test Suite and they are all easily-reproducible and support side-by-side comparisons.

The NUC6i3SYK is equipped with an Intel Core i3 6100U "Skylake" processor, support for DDR4 SODIMMS, Intel HD Graphics 520, an internal M.2 SSD card slot, SDXC storage slot, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, etc. The Core i3 6100U is a dual-core part that also boasts Hyper Threading. The base clock of the i3-6100U is 2.3GHz with a 15 Watt TDP or a configurable TDP-down of 7.5 Watts that then limits the frequency to 800MHz.

In the past few days, the Core i3 Skylake NUC models have gone up for sale on Amazon. Pricing starts at just over $300 USD. Once the more powerful Skylake NUCs start shipping I hope to get my hands on one for more Linux testing at Phoronix.
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