INTEL® NUC: Go Small. Get Big.

Key Features

  • Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready1 2

  • Iris® Plus Graphics 655

  • Thunderbolt™ 3



Get ready for spectacularly responsive performance from the Intel® NUC Mini PC kits with 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 processors. The latest generation of Intel® NUC kits let you or your customers build the exact system they want. From choosing chassis size to memory options to storage configurations, the benefit of building an Intel® NUC kit is the ability to completely customize the kit for your specific usage. Whether working on presentations, word processing, or streaming media, the Intel® NUC8i3BEK and NUC8i3BEH Mini PC kits deliver the features people want—in a size that fits easily into any lifestyle and any room in the house.

The First Intel® NUC Mini PC Kits with a Dual-Core 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 Processor
The Intel® NUC8i3BEK Mini PC kit with a true dual-core 8th generation Intel® Core i3 processor delivers a big jump in performance compared to the previous generation Intel® NUC7i3BNH/BNK kits. Whether it’s built for a new home PC or a system with 4K UHD graphics for picture perfect entertainment, the Intel® NUC8i3BEK Mini PC kit gives great visual immersion with Iris® Plus Graphics 655 and the unprecedented performance of Intel® Core™ processors.

The slightly taller Intel® NUC8i3BEH has the same processor and graphics, and also has room for a 2.5" HDD and is Intel® Optane™ memory ready. By coupling a 2.5" HDD and Intel® Optane™ memory, performance improves dramatically with up to 1.4x3 4 faster media loading.

Work Like a Boss with Thunderbolt™ 3, USB 3.1, and 4K Ultra HD
The Intel® NUC Mini PC kits have chassis that are connectivity powerhouses. Both come with Thunderbolt™ 3 which supports up to 40 GBps of data transfer, four USB 3.1 ports, and two additional USB ports via 1x4 internal headers. There’s also room for an M.2 SSD. The Intel® NUC Mini PC kits support triple displays all in 4K Ultra HD—with an HDMI* 2.0a port and DisplayPort* 1.2 via USB-C—so images or work can show across three screens without losing fidelity.

Think You Know What Small Can Do? Think Again.
In a footprint that’s almost zero—especially when compared with a tower—the Intel® NUC Mini PC kits can be custom built to have the performance and features of a desktop PC in a device that fits in the palm of your hand. The small size means the Intel® NUC can be positioned almost anywhere—from behind a display to tucked discretely in an entertainment center. And with improved cooling, fan noise is minimal—which means a quieter experience no matter where the Intel® NUC is positioned.

The Intel® NUC: Who Says Small Isn’t Powerful?


Intel® NUC Kit NUC8i3BEK and NUC8i3BEH - Technical Specifications

Processor • Intel® Core™ i3-8109U processor (3.0 GHz - 3.6 GHz, Dual Core, 4 MB Cache, 28W TDP)

• Iris® Plus Graphics 655

• HDMI* 2.0a port with 4K at 60 Hz

• USB Type-C port with DisplayPort* 1.2

System Memory • Two DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets (up to 32 GB, 2400 MHz), 1.2V
Intel® Optane™ Memory • Room for up to 32 GB in an M.2 slot (Intel® NUC8i3BEH only)
Storage Capabilities


• Micro SDXC slot with UHS-I support on the side

• One M.2 connector supporting 22x42 or 22x80 M.2 SSD 


• Micro SDXC slot with UHS-I support on the side

• One M.2 connector supporting 22x42 or 22x80 M.2 SSD

• One SATA3 port for connection to 2.5" HDD or SSD (up to 9.5 mm thickness)

Peripheral Connectivity

• Intel® Gigabit LAN

• Thunderbolt™ 3 with data transfer up to 40 Gbps

• Four USB 3.1 ports (two back panel ports and two front ports including one charging port)

• Two additional USB 2.0 ports via internal header

• Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 9560 (802.11ac), 2x2, up to 1.73 Gbps

• Dual Mode Bluetooth® 5.0

System Bios

• 64 Mb Flash EEPROM with Intel® Platform Innovation Framework for EFI plug and play

• Advanced configuration and power interface V3.0b, SMBIOS2.5

• Intel® Visual BIOS

• Intel® Express BIOS Update support

Hardware Management Features

• Processor fan speed control

• Voltage and temperature sensing

• Fan sensor inputs used to monitor fan activity

• ACPI-compliant power management control

Expansion Capabilities

• Two Internal USB 2.0 ports via two 1x4 headers (for replaceable lid support)

• One Consumer Electronics Control header


• Up to 7.1 surround audio via HDMI* 

• Headphone/microphone jack on the front panel

• Dual-array microphones on the front panel

Front Panel Header • Reset, HDD LED, Power LEDs, power on/off
Mechanical Chassis Size


• 4.60” x 4.40” x 1.41” 

• 117 mm x 112 mm x 36 mm 


• 4.60" x 4.40" x 2.01" 

• 117 mm x 112 mm x 51 mm

Baseboard Power Requirements • 19V, 90W power brick
Environment Operating Temperature • 0° C to +40° C
Storage Temperature • -20° C to +60° C
Product Safety Regulations and Standards

• IEC 60950-1

• UL 60950-1

• EN 60950-1

• CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1

EMC/RF Regulations and Standards (Class B)

• CISPR 32

• FCC CFR Title 47, Chapter I, Part 15, Subparts B, C, E 

• ICES-003

• EN 55032

• EN 55024

• ETSI EN 300 328

• ETSI EN 301 489-1

• ETSI EN 301 489-17

• ETSI EN 301 893

• EN 62311

• AS/NZS 2772.2

• AS/NZS 4268

• VCCI V-2, V-3, V-4

• KN-32

• KN-24

• CNS 13438

Environmental Regulations

• RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU

• WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU

• China RoHS - Management Methods for Restricted Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products

Product and Performance Information


Available on the Intel® NUC Kit NUC8i3BEH only.


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Benchmark results were obtained prior to implementation of recent software patches and firmware updates intended to address exploits referred to as “Spectre” and “Meltdown”. Implementation of these updates may make these results inapplicable to your device or system.


As measured by Media Project Load Workload comparing 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H processor (32 GB Intel® Optane™ memory module) + 256 GB PCIe* SSD + 1 TB HDD vs. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H processor + 256 GB PCIe* SSD + 1 TB HDD.