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How to Get Better Graphics Performance On the Intel NUC Skull Canyon (NUC6i7KYK) Using the Razer Core and Thunderbolt 3

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In a previous review, we saw how the NVIDIA Titan X could be used with the Razer Core to provide powerful graphics performance when the Razer Core is connected over Thunderbolt 3 to the Razer Blade Stealth.

If you can't afford a Razer or want more hardware customization, the Intel NUC Skull Canyon (NUC6i7KYK) also works well wth the Razer Core.

First we again installed the NVIDIA Titan X into the Razer Core via its PCI Express slot (Click here to see how).

We then connected the Razer Core to the Intel NUC Skull Canyon and establish a live Thunderbolt 3 connection. You will need to approve the Thunderbolt Device and it's best to select 'Always Connect'.

On Windows Device Manager, we can also confirm that the Razer Core and all its Ethernet and USB components are enumerating properly.

The Thunderbolt Software automatically detects the Razer Core as an attached Thunderbolt device.

To use the NVIDIA Titan X, you will need to find, download and install the graphics card drivers from NVIDIA's website on to the Intel NUC Skull Canyon.

Once installed, launch the NVIDIA's GeForce Experience software, and you will see that it lets you automatically detect your games installed on the PC and customize the settings for that game.

On the NVIDIA Control Panel software, we can see the NVIDIA Titan X appear there.

To start using the NVIDIA's GeForce Experience software, you will need to first log in and create an NVIDIA account.

Once your account is set up, the NVIDIA's GeForce Experience software will walk you through all its great features and confirm the drivers are up to date.

In the NVIDIA Control Panel software, you can verify that your connected monitor is able to connect at a 4K@60Hz resolution.

The NVIDIA Titan X graphics card and the Razer Core seem to pair well together to connect seamlessly with your Intel NUC Skull Canyon, providing 4K@60Hz resolutions on compatible 4K displays to give you a great gaming experience.  

Running the Unigine Heaven Benchmark test, we found that our setup scored a 60.4 FPS with no Tessellation and 52.1 GPS with extreme Tessellation (both at the High Quality setting).

 

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