The Intel NUC 11 Extreme Will Be Powered By Tiger Lake U
Not Sure Phantom Canyon Was The Best Choice Of Name
FanlessTech got the scoop on the new iteration of the NUC, and both the Performance and Extreme models look like tigers, at least on paper. Your Performance model will contain a Tiger Lake U i3, i5, or i7 using Intel Xe graphics, dual channel DDR4-3200 M.2 with PCIe x4 Gen4 NVMe, and Intel Optane Memory support. I/O includes HDMI 2.1 port, Mini DisplayPort 1.4, front and rear Thunderbolt 3 ports, Intel 2500Mbps Ethernet and Intel Wireless-AX 201, with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.
The NUC 11 Extreme is somewhat similar, with i5 and i6 models and it will contain an unspecified GPU with with 6 or 8GBs RAM. It also says it has support for PCIe x4 Gen 4 NVMe drives, so it looks like this will be the generation in which Intel joins AMD on the new generation of PCIe. We don’t have any pricing information as of yet, but you should expect that to change fairly soon as these will be available later this year.
Phantom Canyon AKA NUC 11 Extreme is the successor to Skull Canyon and Hades Canyon but will not feature 45W H-series CPUs. Instead this new gaming-oriented NUC will rock 28W Tiger Lake U-series processors (i5 and i7 options) and TBD 3rd party discrete graphics (with 6GB, 8GB graphics RAM).