A computer's Chipset is an integrated circuit that takes care of the communication between the CPU, RAM, storage, and other peripherals. The chipset determines how many high-speed components or USB devices your motherboard can support. Chipsets are usually comprised of one to four chips and feature controllers for commonly used peripherals, like the keyboard, mouse, or monitor.
An SoC, or System-on-a-Chip, integrates almost all these components (chipset features) into a single silicon chip. Along with a processor, the SoC usually contains a GPU (graphics processor), memory, USB controller, power management circuits, and wireless radios. Because an SoC includes both the hardware and software, it uses less power, has better performance, requires less space and is more reliable than multichip systems. For further information, see our Introduction to Intel Architecture.
Some devices have a Platform Controller Hub (PCH). PCH is synonymous with Chipset. Not all Intel® NUC Laptop Kits have a PCH.
The following tables show these details. You can also refer to the Technical Product Specification for your Intel NUC Laptop Kit.
|Model||Processor||SoC or Chipset|
|Intel® NUC X15 Laptop Kits - LAPAC71G & LAPAC71H|
|LAPAC71G||Intel® Core™ i7-12700H||Alder Lake PCH_LP |
Intel® 600 series chipset
|Intel® NUC M15 Laptop Kits - LAPRC510 & LAPRC710|
|LAPRC510||Intel® Core™ i5-1240P|| |
Alder Lake PCH_LP
|LAPRC710||Intel® Core™ i7-1260P|
|Intel® NUC X15 Laptop Kits - LAPKC71F, LAPKC71E, LAPKC51E|
|LAPKC71F||Intel® Core™ i7-11800H||Intel® HM570|
|LAPKC51E||Intel® Core™ i5-11400H|
|Intel® NUC M15 Laptop Kits - LAPBC510 & LAPBC710|
|LAPBC510||Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7||Tiger Lake PCH-LP |
Intel® 500 Series Chipset
|LAPBC710||Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7|
|Intel® NUC 9 Extreme Laptop Kits|
|LAPQC71A||Intel® Core® i7-9750H||HM370 Chipset|
|LAPQC71B||Intel® Core® i7-9750H||HM370 Chipset|
|LAPQC71C||Intel® Core® i7-9750H||HM370 Chipset|
|LAPQC71D||Intel® Core® i7-9750H||HM370 Chipset|