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
11th GenTiger LakePhantom CanyonNUC11PHKi7Ci7-1165G74 x 2.8 GHz (4.70 GHz)150 W2x M.2N/A
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"N/A
NUC11TNHv7i7-1185G74 x 3.0 GHz (4.80 GHz)28 WM.2 / 2.5"N/A
NUC11TNHv50Li5-1145G74 x 2.6 GHz (4.40 GHz)28 WM.2 / 2.5"N/A
NUC11TNHv5i5-1145G74 x 2.6 GHz (4.40 GHz)28 WM.2 / 2.5"N/A
NUC11TNKv7i7-1185G74 x 3.0 GHz (4.80 GHz)28 W2x M.2N/A
NUC11TNKv5i5-1145G74 x 2.6 GHz (4.40 GHz)28 W2x M.2N/A
NUC11TNHi70Qi7-1165G74 x 2.8 GHz (4.70 GHz)28 WM.2 / 2.5"N/A
NUC11TNHi70Li7-1165G74 x 2.8 GHz (4.70 GHz)28 WM.2 / 2.5"N/A
NUC11TNHi7i7-1165G74 x 2.8 GHz (4.70 GHz)28 WM.2 / 2.5"N/A
NUC11TNHi50Wi5-1135G74 x 2.4 GHz (4.20 GHz)28 WM.2 / 2.5"N/A
NUC11TNHi50Li5-1135G74 x 2.4 GHz (4.20 GHz)28 WM.2 / 2.5"N/A
NUC11TNHi5i5-1135G74 x 2.4 GHz (4.20 GHz)28 WM.2 / 2.5"N/A
NUC11TNHi30Pi3-1115G42 x 3.0 GHz (4.10 GHz)15 WM.2 / 2.5"N/A
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
VX - Xeon
FamilyMY2-letter NUC Family Code:
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)
SuffixEE - extended life cycle (Commercial NUCs)
L - LAN expansion module (11th Gen Only)