As expected Intel has presented its next high-end NUC, the NUC 11 Extreme “Beast Canyon”. The machine is intended to be compact without however limiting its possibilities. A dedicated graphics card is accepted.
In terms of Mini-PC Intel has unveiled its NUC 11 Extreme in more detail. The machine retains the philosophy of this brand with compactness. This is justified with the use of a box of only eight liters. However, it innovates because it is the first NUC capable of accommodating a dedicated graphics card.
NUC 11 Extreme, details
Its mechanics are based on a Tiger Lake-H platform. We find processors from the Core i5, Core i7 and Core i9 ranges with a thermal envelope of 45 Watts. The more muscular version will probably offer a 5 GHz turbulent Core i9-11980HK. In all cases, DDR4-3200 MHz memory in Dual channel mode is involved.
The motherboard is capable of driving three NVMe SSDs in M.2 format, one of which is PCIe 4.0 X4. On the equipment side we find WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, Ethernet 2.5 / 10 GbE, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, USB 3.1 Gen 2 and three HDMI 2.0b connectors.
The Core i9-11980HK is a processor resulting from a 10nm engraving. It is equipped with 8 physical cores and 16 logical cores. Its mechanics offer 24 MB of cache. It turbines at 3.3 GHz base against a Turbo Boost Max 3.0 calibrated at 5 GHz. Its thermal envelope is set at 45 Watts. Its equipment includes a DDR4-3200 MHz controller in Dual Channel mode. Finally we find a UHD iGPU of 11th generation (32 execution units) at 1.45 GHz maximum.
Turbi Boost Max 3.0 – Intel
Turbo Boost Max 3.0 technology identifies the best performing core (s) on a processor and provides increased performance on that or those cores by increasing frequency as needed by taking advantage of thermal and power reserve. The frequency of Turbo Boost Max 3.0 technology is the clock speed of the processor when it is operating in this mode.