Intel® NUC 8 Mainstream-G mini PC
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Intel® NUC Mini PC with 8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Products formerly Islay Canyon
Pre-Installed Operating System
Windows 10, 64-bit*
Supported Operating Systems
Windows 10, 64-bit*
Board Form Factor
UCFF (4" x 4")
Internal Drive Form Factor
M.2 and 2.5" Drive
# of Internal Drives Supported
DC Input Voltage Supported
Embedded Options Available
Other features: 16GB Intel® Optane™ Memory M.2 module + 1TB 2.5" HDD, or 128GB SSD + 1TB 2.5" HDD, or 256GB M.2 SSD, and Windows® 10, 64-bit Home pre-installed, includes SDXC card slot
Intel® Core™ i7-8565U Processor
Memory & Storage
# of USB Ports
2x front and 2x rear USB 3.1 Gen2; 2x USB 2.0 via internal headers
2.0, 3.1 Gen2
USB 2.0 Configuration (External + Internal)
0 + 2
USB 3.0 Configuration (External + Internal)
2B 2F + 0
Total # of SATA Ports
Max # of SATA 6.0 Gb/s Ports
2.5" HDD/SSD + M.2 SATA/PCIe SSD (RAID-0 RAID-1)
Audio (back channel + front channel)
7.1 digital (HDMI); L+R+mic (F)
Intel® Ethernet Connection I219-V
Intel® Wireless-AC 9560 + Bluetooth 5.0
Consumer Infrared Rx Sensor
CEC, 2x USB2.0
117 x 112 x 51mm
Security & Reliability
Drivers and Software
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Intel® Wireless Bluetooth Driver for Windows® 10 64-Bit and Windows 11* for Intel® NUC
Installs the Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth® technology driver for Intel® NUC using Windows® 10 & Windows 11*.View download options.
BIOS Update [INWHL357]
This download record contains options for updating the Intel® Aptio* V UEFI Firmware BIOS core for Intel® NUC Mini PC NUC8i7INH and NUC8i5INH.View download options.
Intel® Wireless Technology-Based Driver for Windows® 10 & Windows* 11 for Intel® NUC Products
This download record installs the wireless driver for the Intel® Wireless Adapter in the Intel® NUC Kit for Windows® 10 & Windows 11*.View download options.
Intel® Aptio* V UEFI Firmware Integrator Tools
Provides Intel® Aptio* V UEFI Firmware Integrator Tools for Intel® NUC products.View download options.
Intel® EMA Cloud Start Tool Terraform Scripts
Terraform* and PowerShell* scripts for automated creation of an Intel EMA instance and all required back-end servicesView download options.
Intel® Ethernet (LAN) Network Connection Driver for Windows® 10 & Windows 11* for Intel® NUC
This package includes the Intel® Network (LAN) Adapters for Windows® 10 and Windows 11* for 7th through 11th Generation Intel® NUC Products.View download options.
ITE Tech* Consumer Infrared (CIR) Driver for Windows® 10 for several Intel® NUC Products families
Installs the ITE Tech* Consumer Infrared (CIR) Driver for Windows® 10 for several Intel® NUC Products familiesView download options.
Realtek* Card Reader Driver for Windows® 10 for several Intel® NUC Product Families.
Installs the Realtek* Card Reader Driver for Windows® 10 for several Intel® NUC Product Families.View download options.
Intel® Chipset Device Software for Windows® 10 64-bit and Windows 11* for Intel® NUC Products
This download record installs the Intel® Chipset Device Software for Windows® 10 64-bit and Windows 11* for Intel® NUC ProductsView download options.
Intel® Management Engine Consumer Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit for Intel® NUC Products
Installs the Intel® Management Engine (Intel® ME) components for Windows® 10 64-bit for Intel® NUC Products.View download options.
Intel® Serial IO Driver for Windows® 10 & Windows 11* for Intel® NUC Products
Installs the Intel® Serial IO host controller driver for Windows® 10 & Windows 11* for Intel® NUC Products.View download options.
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (RAID) with Intel® Optane™ Technology for Intel® NUC
Installs Intel® Rapid Storage Technology and/or Intel® Optane™ Memory software for Intel® NUCView download options.
Radeon™ 540X Graphics Driver for Windows® 10 for NUC8i7INH, NUC8i5INH
Link to Radeon™ 540 Graphics Driver for Windows® 10 for NUC8i7INH, NUC8i5INH.View download options.
Intel® Chipset Device Software for NUC8i7IN, NUC8i5IN
Intel® Chipset Device Software for Intel® NUC Kit NUC8i7INH and NUC8i5INHView download options.
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) for Intel® NUC
Provides information about the Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) for Intel® NUC.View download options.
Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (MPX) Driver for Intel® NUC
Installs the Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (MPX) Driver for Intel® NUC products.View download options.
The date the product was first introduced.
Pre-Installed Operating System
Pre-Installed Operating System indicates the operating system that comes factory loaded on the device.
Thermal Design Power (TDP) represents the average power, in watts, the processor dissipates when operating at Base Frequency with all cores active under an Intel-defined, high-complexity workload. Refer to Datasheet for thermal solution requirements.
Warranty document for this product is available on https://supporttickets.intel.com/warrantyinfo.
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available indicates products that offer extended purchase availability for intelligent systems and embedded solutions. Product certification and use condition applications can be found in the Production Release Qualification (PRQ) report. See your Intel representative for details.
Pre-Installed Memory indicates presence of memory that comes factory loaded on the device.
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
Max memory size refers to the maximum memory capacity supported by the processor.
Intel® processors come in four different types: Single Channel, Dual Channel, Triple Channel, and Flex Mode. Maximum supported memory speed may be lower when populating multiple DIMMs per channel on products that support multiple memory channels.
Max # of Memory Channels
The number of memory channels refers to the bandwidth operation for real world application.
Max Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory bandwidth is the maximum rate at which data can be read from or stored into a semiconductor memory by the processor (in GB/s).
ECC Memory Supported ‡
ECC Memory Supported indicates processor support for Error-Correcting Code memory. ECC memory is a type of system memory that can detect and correct common kinds of internal data corruption. Note that ECC memory support requires both processor and chipset support.
Integrated Graphics ‡
Integrated graphics allow for incredible visual quality, faster graphic performance and flexible display options without the need for a separate graphics card.
Graphics Output defines the interfaces available to communicate with display devices.
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision is the supported version of the PCI Express standard. Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (or PCIe) is a high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard for attaching hardware devices to a computer. The different PCI Express versions support different data rates.
PCI Express Configurations ‡
PCI Express (PCIe) Configurations describe the available PCIe lane configurations that can be used to link to PCIe devices.
Removable Memory Card Slot
Removable Card Slot indicates the presence of a slot for removable memory cards.
M.2 Card Slot (storage)
M.2 Card Slot (storage) indicates presence of an M.2 slot that's keyed for storage expansion cards
USB (Universal Serial Bus) is an industry standard connection technology for attaching peripheral devices to a computer.
Total # of SATA Ports
SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) is a high speed standard for connecting storage devices such as hard disk drives and optical drives to a motherboard.
RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) is a storage technology that combines multiple disk drive components into a single logical unit, and distributes data across the array defined by RAID levels, indicative of the level of redundancy and performance required.
Integrated LAN indicates the presence of an integrated Intel Ethernet MAC or presence of the LAN ports built into the system board.
Consumer Infrared Rx Sensor
Indicates presence of an infrared receiver sensor on Intel® NUC products, or capability of previous Intel® Desktop Boards to accept infrared receiver sensor via header.
Additional Headers indicates presence of additional interfaces such as NFC, auxiliary power, and others.
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported ‡
Intel® Optane™ memory is a revolutionary new class of non-volatile memory that sits in between system memory and storage to accelerate system performance and responsiveness. When combined with the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver, it seamlessly manages multiple tiers of storage while presenting one virtual drive to the OS, ensuring that data frequently used resides on the fastest tier of storage. Intel® Optane™ memory requires specific hardware and software configuration. Visit www.intel.com/OptaneMemory for configuration requirements.
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) continues from the existing support for IA-32 (VT-x) and Itanium® processor (VT-i) virtualization adding new support for I/O-device virtualization. Intel VT-d can help end users improve security and reliability of the systems and also improve performance of I/O devices in virtualized environments.
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a component on the desktop board that is specifically designed to enhance platform security above-and-beyond the capabilities of today's software by providing a protected space for key operations and other security critical tasks. Using both hardware and software, the TPM protects encryption and signature keys at their most vulnerable stages - operations when the keys are being used unencrypted in plain-text form.
Intel® HD Audio Technology
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio) is capable of playing back more channels at higher quality than previous integrated audio formats. In addition, Intel® HD Audio has the technology needed to support the latest and greatest audio content.
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology provides protection, performance, and expandability for desktop and mobile platforms. Whether using one or multiple hard drives, users can take advantage of enhanced performance and lower power consumption. When using more than one drive the user can have additional protection against data loss in the event of hard drive failure. Successor to Intel® Matrix Storage Technology.
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) ‡
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) allows one hardware platform to function as multiple “virtual” platforms. It offers improved manageability by limiting downtime and maintaining productivity by isolating computing activities into separate partitions.
Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT)
Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT) is a platform functionality for credential storage and key management used by Windows 8* and Windows® 10. Intel® PTT supports BitLocker* for hard drive encryption and supports all Microsoft requirements for firmware Trusted Platform Module (fTPM) 2.0.
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) are a set of instructions that enable fast and secure data encryption and decryption. AES-NI are valuable for a wide range of cryptographic applications, for example: applications that perform bulk encryption/decryption, authentication, random number generation, and authenticated encryption.
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Refer to Datasheet for formal definitions of product properties and features.
‡ This feature may not be available on all computing systems. Please check with the system vendor to determine if your system delivers this feature, or reference the system specifications (motherboard, processor, chipset, power supply, HDD, graphics controller, memory, BIOS, drivers, virtual machine monitor-VMM, platform software, and/or operating system) for feature compatibility. Functionality, performance, and other benefits of this feature may vary depending on system configuration.
Some products can support AES New Instructions with a Processor Configuration update, in particular, i7-2630QM/i7-2635QM, i7-2670QM/i7-2675QM, i5-2430M/i5-2435M, i5-2410M/i5-2415M. Please contact OEM for the BIOS that includes the latest Processor configuration update.
“Announced” SKUs are not yet available. Please refer to the Launch Date for market availability.
System and Maximum TDP is based on worst case scenarios. Actual TDP may be lower if not all I/Os for chipsets are used.