Intel Phantom Canyon NUC 11 Extreme Edition leaks: First Xe-GPU in fanless box

Intel will equip Phantom Canyon NUC 11 Extreme with a Tiger Lake-U 28W Core i7 or Core i5 processor with an Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti-GPU.

Phantom Canyon (NUC 11 Extreme) is the successor of Skull Canyon and Hades Canyon, with slight changes in shape, still containing the iconic backlit skull (RGB Phantom), but with a change in orientation and position, as it can be placed vertically, which facilitates ventilation and heat dissipation.

Intel has been preparing a Phantom Canyon NUC 11 Extreme device for a few months now. This Mini-PC will use the latest generation of the Tiger Lake 10nm CPU, which has a better performance.

Well, for those of you who are already curious about the specifications and strengths of the Intel Phantom NUC 11 Extreme, recently the benchmark results of the PC have surfaced on the internet.

Intel Phantom Canyon NUC 11 Extreme Edition leaks: First Xe-GPU in fanless box

The Intel Phantom Canyon NUC 11 Extreme features a Tiger Lake-U 28W Core i7 or Core i5 processor. Both processors will be equipped with the latest generation of integrated Intel GPU Xe graphics processors.

NUC 11 Extreme has a CPU with 4 cores and 8 threads, which has a clock base of 2.3 GHz and a maximum boost of 4.4 GHz. When tested with 3DMark, this CPU scores about 4,590 points, which is slightly lower than the Core i7-1165G7 CPU.

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The Intel Canyon NUC 11 Extreme will use a discrete GPU in addition to the Intel Xe GPU. The American company plans to embed an NVIDIA GTX 1660 TI 80W GPU with 1,536 CUDA cores and a GPU clock frequency of around 1600 MHz.

Users will also receive RAM support up to DDR4-3200 with a capacity of up to 64 GB. Users will also receive 2 M.2 slots (1x 22×80 / 110 & 1x 22×80) and a PCIe x4 Gen 3 NVMe connector.

Front and rear extensions are equally plentiful, including two Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.0, MiniDP 1.4, and many USB extensions that also support an 8K output. Also available on the rear is a 2.5 Gbps Gigabit LAN (Intel solution) with IEEE 802.11ax (Intel Wireless-AX 201), WiFi 6 Wireless, Bluetooth 5.0 and more.

It is expected that both Panther Canyon and Mirage Canyon will be officially launched in the fourth quarter of this year, we will keep an eye on further details and wait and see.