Chipset and System-on-a-Chip (SoC) Reference for Intel® NUC Laptop Kits


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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
Intel® 600 series chipset

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