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Intel NUC Model Lineup

When you want to run VMware ESXi in homelabs you want to have a system that is small, silent, and transportable. A common system in the homelab ecosystem is Intel's NUC.

NUCs are not officially supported by VMware but they are very widespread in many homelabs or test environments. The following NUCs are confirmed to run stable with ESXi.

ModelCPUCoresTDPStoragePrice*
13th GenRaptor LakeRaptor CanyonNUC13RNGi5i5-13600K6 x 3.50 GHz (5.10 GHz)
8 x 2.60 GHz (3.90 GHz)
125 WM.2 / 2.5"N/A
NUC13RNGi7i7-13700K8 x 3.40 GHz (5.30 GHz)
8 x 2.50 GHz (4.20 GHz)
125 WM.2 / 2.5"N/A
NUC13RNGi9i9-13900K8 x 3.00 GHz (5.40 GHz)
16 x 2.20 GHz (4.30 GHz)
125 WM.2 / 2.5"N/A
12th GenAlder LakeSerpent CanyonNUC12SNKi72i7-12700H6 x up to 4.70 GHz
8 x up to 3.50 GHz
3x M.2$1367
Wall Street CanyonNUC12WSHi3i3-1220P2 x up to 4.40 GHz
8 x up to 3.30 GHz
20 WM.2 / 2.5"$366
NUC12WSHi30Li3-1220P2 x up to 4.40 GHz
8 x up to 3.30 GHz
20 WM.2 / 2.5"N/A
NUC12WSHi30Zi3-1220P2 x up to 4.40 GHz
8 x up to 3.30 GHz
20 WM.2 / 2.5"$356
NUC12WSHi5i5-1240P4 x up to 4.40 GHz
8 x up to 3.30 GHz
35 WM.2 / 2.5"$499
NUC12WSHi50Zi5-1240P4 x up to 4.40 GHz
8 x up to 3.30 GHz
35 WM.2 / 2.5"$491
NUC12WSHi7i7-1260P4 x up to 4.70 GHz
8 x up to 3.40 GHz
35 WM.2 / 2.5"$658
NUC12WSHi70Zi7-1260P4 x up to 4.70 GHz
8 x up to 3.40 GHz
35 WM.2 / 2.5"$650
NUC12WSHv5i5-1250P4 x up to 4.40 GHz
8 x up to 3.30 GHz
35 WM.2 / 2.5"$568
NUC12WSHv50Li5-1250P4 x up to 4.40 GHz
8 x up to 3.30 GHz
35 WM.2 / 2.5"N/A
NUC12WSHv50Zi5-1250P4 x up to 4.40 GHz
8 x up to 3.30 GHz
35 WM.2 / 2.5"N/A
NUC12WSHv7i7-1270P4 x up to 4.80 GHz
8 x up to 3.50 GHz
35 WM.2 / 2.5"$758
NUC12WSHv70Li7-1270P4 x up to 4.80 GHz
8 x up to 3.50 GHz
35 WM.2 / 2.5"N/A
NUC12WSHv70Zi7-1270P4 x up to 4.80 GHz
8 x up to 3.50 GHz
35 WM.2 / 2.5"N/A
NUC12WSKi3i3-1220P2 x up to 4.40 GHz
8 x up to 3.30 GHz
20 W2x M.2$360
NUC12WSKi30Zi3-1220P2 x up to 4.40 GHz
8 x up to 3.30 GHz
20 W2x M.2N/A
NUC12WSKi5i5-1240P4 x up to 4.40 GHz
8 x up to 3.30 GHz
35 W2x M.2$493
NUC12WSKi50Zi5-1240P4 x up to 4.40 GHz
8 x up to 3.30 GHz
35 W2x M.2$485
NUC12WSKi7i7-1260P4 x up to 4.70 GHz
8 x up to 3.40 GHz
35 W2x M.2$651
NUC12WSKi70Zi7-1260P4 x up to 4.70 GHz
8 x up to 3.40 GHz
35 W2x M.2$644
NUC12WSKv5i5-1250P4 x up to 4.40 GHz
8 x up to 3.30 GHz
35 W2x M.2$562
NUC12WSKv50Zi5-1250P4 x up to 4.40 GHz
8 x up to 3.30 GHz
35 W2x M.2N/A
NUC12WSKv7i7-1270P4 x up to 4.80 GHz
8 x up to 3.50 GHz
35 W2x M.2$752
NUC12WSKv70Zi7-1270P4 x up to 4.80 GHz
8 x up to 3.50 GHz
35 W2x M.2N/A
Dragon CanyonNUC12DCMv7i7-127008 x 2.10 GHz (4.80 GHz)
4 x 1.60 GHz (3.60 GHz)
65 W3x M.2$1378
NUC12DCMv9i9-129008 x 2.40 GHz (5.00 GHz)
8 x 1.80 GHz (3.80 GHz)
65 W3x M.2$1661
NUC12DCMi7i7-127008 x 2.10 GHz (4.80 GHz)
4 x 1.60 GHz (3.60 GHz)
65 W3x M.2$1254
NUC12DCMi9i9-129008 x 2.40 GHz (5.00 GHz)
8 x 1.80 GHz (3.80 GHz)
65 W3x M.2$1537
11th GenTiger LakeBeast CanyonNUC11BTMi7i7-11700B8 x 3.2 GHz (4.80 GHz)65 W4x M.2$1013
NUC11BTMi9i9-11900KB8 x 3.3 GHz (4.90 GHz)65 W4x M2$1191
Phantom CanyonNUC11PHKi7Ci7-1165G74 x 2.8 GHz (4.70 GHz)150 W2x M.2$750
Panther CanyonNUC11PAQi7i7-1165G74 x 2.8 GHz (4.70 GHz)40 WM.2 / 2.5"N/A
NUC11PAHi7i7-1165G74 x 2.8 GHz (4.70 GHz)40 WM.2 / 2.5"N/A
NUC11PAKi7i7-1165G74 x 2.8 GHz (4.70 GHz)40 WM.2N/A
NUC11PAQi5i5-1135G74 x 2.4 GHz (4.20 GHz)40 WM.2 / 2.5"N/A
NUC11PAHi5i5-1135G74 x 2.4 GHz (4.20 GHz)40 WM.2 / 2.5"N/A
NUC11PAKi5i5-1135G74 x 2.4 GHz (4.20 GHz)40 WM.2N/A
NUC11PAHi3i3-1115G42 x 3.0 GHz (4.10 GHz)40 WM.2 / 2.5"N/A
NUC11PAKi3i3-1115G42 x 3.0 GHz (4.10 GHz)40 WM.2N/A
Tiger CanyonNUC11TNHv70Li7-1185G74 x 3.0 GHz (4.80 GHz)28 WM.2 / 2.5"$706
NUC11TNHv7i7-1185G74 x 3.0 GHz (4.80 GHz)28 WM.2 / 2.5"$694
NUC11TNHv50Li5-1145G74 x 2.6 GHz (4.40 GHz)28 WM.2 / 2.5"$534
NUC11TNHv5i5-1145G74 x 2.6 GHz (4.40 GHz)28 WM.2 / 2.5"$520
NUC11TNKv7i7-1185G74 x 3.0 GHz (4.80 GHz)28 W2x M.2$694
NUC11TNKv5i5-1145G74 x 2.6 GHz (4.40 GHz)28 W2x M.2$520
NUC11TNHi70Li7-1165G74 x 2.8 GHz (4.70 GHz)28 WM.2 / 2.5"$672
NUC11TNHi7i7-1165G74 x 2.8 GHz (4.70 GHz)28 WM.2 / 2.5"$652
NUC11TNHi50Li5-1135G74 x 2.4 GHz (4.20 GHz)28 WM.2 / 2.5"$488
NUC11TNHi5i5-1135G74 x 2.4 GHz (4.20 GHz)28 WM.2 / 2.5"$468
NUC11TNHi30Li3-1115G42 x 3.0 GHz (4.10 GHz)15 WM.2 / 2.5"N/A
NUC11TNHi3i3-1115G42 x 3.0 GHz (4.10 GHz)15 WM.2 / 2.5"N/A
NUC11TNKi7i7-1165G74 x 2.8 GHz (4.70 GHz)28 W2x M.2N/A
NUC11TNKi5i5-1135G74 x 2.4 GHz (4.20 GHz)28 W2x M.2N/A
NUC11TNKi3i3-1115G42 x 3.0 GHz (4.10 GHz)15 W2x M.2N/A
10th GenComet LakeFrost CanyonNUC10i7FNKi7-10710U6 x 1.10 GHz (4.70 GHz)15 WM.2$620
NUC10i7FNHi7-10710U6 x 1.10 GHz (4.70 GHz)15 WM.2 / 2.5"$628
NUC10i5FNKi5-10210U4 x 1.60 GHz (4.20 GHz)15 WM.2$448
NUC10i5FNHi5-10210U4 x 1.60 GHz (4.20 GHz)15 WM.2 / 2.5"$444
NUC10i3FNKi3-10110U2 x 2.10 GHz (4.10 GHz)15 WM.2$355
NUC10i3FNHi3-10110U2 x 2.10 GHz (4.10 GHz)15 WM.2 / 2.5"$343
9th GenCoffee LakeGhost CanyonNUC9i9QNXi9-9980HK8 x 2.40 GHz (5.00 GHz)45 W3x M.2$1640
NUC9i7QNXi7-9750H6 x 2.60 GHz (4.50 GHz)45 W3x M.2$1273
NUC9i5QNXi5-9300H4 x 2.40 GHz (4.10 GHz)45 W3x M.2$999
Quartz CanyonNUC9V7QNXi7-9850H6 x 2.60 GHz (4.60 GHz)45 W3x M.2$1399
NUC9VXQNXE-2286M8 x 2.40 GHz (5.00 GHz)45 W3x M.2$1726
8th GenWhiskey LakeProvo CanyonNUC8v7PNHi7-8665U4 x 1.90 GHz (4.80 GHz)15 WM.2 / 2.5"$712
NUC8v7PNKi7-8665U4 x 1.90 GHz (4.80 GHz)15 WM.2$712
NUC8v5PNHi5-8365U4 x 1.60 GHz (4.10 GHz)15 WM.2 / 2.5"$549
NUC8v5PNKi5-8365U4 x 1.60 GHz (4.10 GHz)15 WM.2$529
NUC8i3PNHi3-8145U2 x 2.10 GHz (3.90 GHz)15 WM.2 / 2.5"$395
NUC8i3PNKi3-8145U2 x 2.10 GHz (3.90 GHz)15 WM.2$348
Coffee LakeBean CanyonNUC8i7BEHi7-8559U4 x 2.70 GHz (4.50 GHz)28 WM.2 / 2.5"$564
NUC8i7BEKi7-8559U4 x 2.70 GHz (4.50 GHz)28 WM.2N/A
NUC8i5BEKi5-8259U4 x 2.30 GHz (3.80 GHz)28 WM.2$453
NUC8i5BEHi5-8259U4 x 2.30 GHz (3.80 GHz)28 WM.2 / 2.5"$549
NUC8i3BEKi3-8109U2 x 3.00 GHz (3.60 GHz)28 WM.2$338
NUC8i3BEHi3-8109U2 x 3.00 GHz (3.60 GHz)28 WM.2 / 2.5"$332
Kaby Lake GHades CanyonNUC8i7HNKi7-8705G4 x 3.10 GHz (4.10 GHz)65 W2x M.2$892
NUC8i7HVKi7-8809G4 x 3.10 GHz (4.20 GHz)100 W2x M.2$1108
Kaby Lake RDawson CanyonNUC7i7DNHEi7-8650U4 x 1.90 GHz (4.20 GHz)15 WM.2 / 2.5"$760
NUC7i7DNKEi7-8650U4 x 1.90 GHz (4.20 GHz)15 WM.2$672
7th GenKaby LakeBaby CanyonNUC7i7BNHi7-7567U2 x 3.50 GHz (4.00 GHz)28 WM.2 / 2.5"$712
NUC7i5BNHi5-7260U2 x 2.20 GHz (3.40 GHz)15 WM.2 / 2.5"$780
NUC7i5BNKi5-7260U2 x 2.20 GHz (3.40 GHz)15 WM.2$540
NUC7i3BNHi3-7100U2 x 2.40 GHz15 WM.2 / 2.5"$388
NUC7i3BNKi3-7100U2 x 2.40 GHz15 WM.2$333
Dawson CanyonNUC7i5DNHEi5-7300U2 x 2.60 GHz (3.50 GHz)15 WM.2 / 2.5"$691
NUC7i5DNKEi5-7300U2 x 2.60 GHz (3.50 GHz)15 WM.2$503
NUC7i3DNHEi3-7100U2 x 2.40 GHz15 WM.2 / 2.5"$547
NUC7i3DNKEi3-7100U2 x 2.40 GHz15 WM.2$339
6th GenSkylakeSkull CanyonNUC6i7KYKi7-6770HQ4 x 2.60 GHz (3.50 GHz)45 W2x M.2$780
Swift CanyonNUC6i5SYHi5-6260U2 x 1.80 GHz (2.90 GHz)15 WM.2 / 2.5"$483
NUC6i5SYKi5-6260U2 x 1.80 GHz (2.90 GHz)15 WM.2$358
NUC6i3SYHi3-6100U2 x 2.30 GHz15 WM.2 / 2.5"N/A
NUC6i3SYKi3-6100U2 x 2.30 GHz15 WM.2$299
5th GenBroadwellRock CanyonNUC5i7RYHi7-5557U2 x 3.10 GHz (3.40 GHz)28 WM.2 / 2.5"$554
NUC5i5RYKi5-5250U2 x 1.60 GHz (2.70 GHz)15 WM.2$356
NUC5i5RYHi5-5250U2 x 1.60 GHz (2.70 GHz)15 WM.2 / 2.5"$370
NUC5i3RYHi3-5010U2 x 2.10 GHz15 WM.2 / 2.5"$349
NUC5i3RYKi3-5010U2 x 2.10 GHz15 WM.2N/A
Maple CanyonNUC5i5MYHEi5-5300U2 x 2.30 GHz (2.90 GHz)15 WM.2 / 2.5"$496
NUC5i3MYHEi3-5010U2 x 2.10 GHz15 WM.2 / 2.5"$337

 

Intel NUC Naming Convention

The Intel NUC Model contains several parts, each of which has a definition and assignment. Use the following table to learn more about your model.

Example: NUC5i5MYHE

TypeExampleDescription
NUC GenNUC5NUC Generation. Corresponds to the Processor Generation.
CPUi5Processor type:
i3 - Core i3
i5 - Core i5
i7 - Core i7
i9 - Core i9
v5 - Core i5 with vPro
v7 - Core i7 with vPro
VX - Xeon
FamilyMY2-letter NUC Family Code:
RN - Raptor Canyon
SN - Serpent Canyon
WS - Wall Street Canyon
DC - Dragon Canyon
BT - Beast Canyon
PH - Phantom Canyon
PA - Panther Canyon
TN - Tiger Canyon
FN - Frost Canyon
QN - Quartz Canyon
PN - Provo Canyon
IN - Islay Canyon
BE - Bean Canyon
HN/HV - Hades Canyon
DN - Dawson Canyon
BN - Baby Canyon
KY - Skull Canyon
SY - Swift Canyon
RY - Rock Canyon
MY - Maple Canyon
Form FactorHNUC form factor and storage type:
B - Board only
K - Slim Kit
H - Tall Kit (System with 2.5" drive bay)
Q - Tall Kit with Charging Lid
SuffixEE - extended life cycle (Commercial NUCs)
L - LAN expansion module