Fanless Coffee Lake NUC : better thermals than stock version

The very first passively-cooled Coffee Lake NUC (AKA "Bean Canyon") is here, and it was worth the wait. Featuring a 28W CPU and Iris Plus Graphics, Intel's 4"x4" mini desktop nearly doubles the thermal envelope from previous generations. And yet, nimbini 2.5 offers better cooling than the actively-cooled version... in total silence.

Cirrus7 had to rethink the nimbini chassis, including internal perforations and copper cores (check out the cirrus7 blog for more info). Now even under prime95 the i7-8559U runs at least 12°C cooler in the new nimbini chassis than in Intel's cramped (and noisy) stock case.

Granted, nimbini 2.5 is a larger (15.7 x 15.7 x 12 cm) and heavier system at 2.5kg, but it's also more aesthetically pleasing if you ask us. Prices start at 499 euros for the i3 model.

Source: cirrus7