Intel® NUC: Go Small. Get Big.

Key Features

  • 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 processor

  • Discrete Radeon™ 540 graphics

  • Thunderbolt™ 3 Dual channel LPDDR4 RAM (8GB NUC8i3CYSM, 4GB NUC8i3CYSN)

  • M.2 slot with flexible support for a 42 or 80 mm Intel® Optane™ memory module, PCIe* x4 SSD or SATA SSD

  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 9560D2W and Bluetooth® technology 5.0



Get ready for full visual immersion. Fully-built Mini PCs with discrete graphics, the Intel® NUC8i3CYSM and the Intel® NUC8i3CYSN give you picture perfect performance for streaming movies, viewing photos, or playing your favorite eSports games. You can easily tuck the 4x4-inch NUC8i3CYSM or NUC8i3CYSN out of sight in your living room or use it as a second PC for home entertainment or gaming without breaking your budget.

Visual Immersion with Discrete Third-party Graphics
Built with 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 processors and discrete Radeon™ 540 graphics, the NUC8i3CYSM and NUC8i3CYSN Mini PCs deliver the graphics performance and software optimizations that allow you to use your Intel® NUC for heart-pounding games like League of Legends* or immersive home theater on demand.

The NUC8i3CYSM and NUC8i3CYSN both have 2 GB of GDDR5 graphics RAM, but the NUC8i3CYSM has 8 GB of LPDDR4 memory and the NUC8i3CYSN has 4 GB of LPDDR4 memory. Both Mini PCs include software optimizations, including Radeon ReLive*—which allows you to re-watch your greatest gameplay moments—and FreeSync* which keeps your video feed in synch with your refresh rate so that your gameplay doesn’t stutter.

Ready to Go Right Out-of-the-box
The Intel NUC8i3CYSM and NUC8i3CYSN are complete Mini PCs ready to plug in, power up, and play away. Preinstalled with Windows® 10, the NUC8i3CYSM and the NUC8i3CYSN also come with four USB 3.1 ports for all your gaming controllers and peripherals—so you can jump right into your favorite game or binge watch the latest series.

Both Mini PCs have a 1 TB SATA HDD installed along with an extra M.2 slot where you can add Intel® Optane™ memory for a system that delivers faster game level-loading for smoother game play.1 Or install an SSD and create a RAID-0 or RAID-1 configuration to keep all your files safe.

Premium Performance at a Mainstream Price
Whether it’s streaming Netflix* or playing Counter-Strike,* the Intel NUC8i3CYSM and NUC8i3CYSN Mini PCs built with 8th Generation Intel Core i3 processors and discrete Radeon™ 540 graphics give you the system that fits your budget and your usage needs, balancing price and performance. With the latest Intel® processor, AMD graphics, and GDDR5 and LPDDR4 memory, you get a powerful system that doesn’t break the bank. Built by Intel, you get the performance, quality, and value you’ve come to expect in a complete package that’s about 4-inches square. Best of all, assembly is NOT required.

Intel® NUC: Tiny. Powerful. Complete.

Intel® NUC Mini PC NUC8i3CYSM & NUC8i3CYSN - Technical Specifications




  • 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 processor


  • Radeon™ 540 graphics
  • 2GB GDDR5 graphics memory
  • Two HDMI* 2.0b ports

System Memory

  • Dual channel LPDDR4 RAM (8GB NUC8i3CYSM, 4GB NUC8i3CYSN)

Storage Capabilities

  • SDXC slot with UHS-I support
  • One M.2 Type M connector supporting 22x42 or 22x80 SATA or PCIe* x4 SSD
  • 2.5" 1TB SATA3 HDD
Peripheral Connectivity
  • Intel® Gigabit LAN
  • Four Super Speed USB 3.1 ports (two back panel ports and two front ports including one charging port)
  • Two additional Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports via internal headers
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 9560D2W (802.11ac), 2x2, up to 1.73Gbps
  • Dual Mode Bluetooth* 5.0

System BIOS

  • 128Mb Flash EEPROM with Intel® Platform Innovation Framework for EFI Plug and Play
  • Advanced configuration and power interface V6.1, SMBIOS3.1
  • Intel® Visual BIOS

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

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


  • Up to 7.1 surround audio via HDMI
  • Headphone/Microphone jack on the front panel

Front Panel Header

  • Reset, Power LED, power on/off

Mechanical Chassis Size

  • 117 mm x 112 mm x 52 mm
  • 4.6" x 4.4" x 2.04"

Baseboard Power Requirements

  • 19V, 90W AC-DC power adapter

Environment Operating Temperature

  • 0° C to +40° C

Storage Temperature

  • -20° C to +70° C

Safety Regulations and Standards

  • IEC/EN/UL 60950-1
  • IEC/EN/UL 62368-1

EMC/RF Regulations and Standards

  • FCC Part 15B/15C/15E
  • CISPR/EN 55032/55024
  • ICES-003
  • VCCI 32
  • BSMI CNS 13438
  • KN 32/35
  • EN 300 328
  • EN 301 893
  • EN 300 440
  • EN 301 489-1/3/17
  • EN 62311
  • AS/NZS 4268
  • AS/NZS 2772.2

Environmental Regulations

  • EU RoHS
  • China RoHS
  • Taiwan BSMI RoHS

Product and Performance Information


Gaming workloads were tested with same configuration, except using a discrete graphics card (NVIDIA* (EVGA) GTX 1080) with and without 16GB Intel® Optane™ memory Module.