With the creation of the Intel NUC mini PCs, the company has created a new format for small computers designed to offer solvency while taking up as little space as possible, but times are changing and with this 11th generation Intel will offer four different formats. , oriented towards four different segments. In the past, Intel offered the option of having a mini gaming PC with its high-end models and in this generation it took it to the extreme, since the gaming models have a dedicated RTX 2060 fitted (why didn’t they use an RTX 30 Series that’s something else).
The new Intel NUC 11 range: technical specifications
Intel has taught six NUC models, in four different formats and for four different market segments:
- NUC 11 Performance Panther Canyon: Very high-end NUC, games segment.
- NUC 11 Enthusiast Phantom Canyon: PC Dessert.
- NUC 11 Pro Tiger Canyon: integrated systems.
- NUC 11 Compute Element: This is a board with a blower-type heat sink designed to be integrated into other systems.
The whole new family of mini PCs are based on the 10nm Tiger Lake-U processors, and the models they offer range from Core i3-1115G4 and (2 cores at 4.1 GHz with 48 Xe-LP EU of integrated graphics 1.25 GHz) up to Core i7-1165G7 (4.7 GHz 4 cores and 1.3 GHz Xe-LP 96 cores).
The Intel NUC 11 Pro series comes in three different chassis designs, which add better connectivity and cooling, or make room for a 2.5-inch storage drive to install. They have Thunderbolt 4 connections in all cases, capable of transmitting video through the DisplayPort standard with a resolution of 8K at 60Hz.
The flagship model is the NUC 11 Extreme (Phanter Canyon NUC11PHBi7) which has a TDP of no less than 150 watts, but only because it is the only model to incorporate a dedicated RTX 2060, as well as Optane Mem H10 memory and 16 GB of RAM. in its basic model, since it is obviously a mini PC for games.
For the moment, Intel has not revealed the availability date or the price of this new generation of Intel NUC mini PCs, but if we stick to the previous ones we can guess that they will not be exactly cheap. , especially the high-end model most likely will have a price of around 1,500 dollars. We will see, in any case, when they arrive in stores and at what price, but what we can tell you are their technical specifications that you can find in the following table.
|Intel NUC 11 Performance – NUC11PAQi70QA||Intel NUC 11 performance – NUC11PAQi30WA||Intel NUC 11 performance – NUC11PAQi50WA||Intel NUC 11 Pro – NUC11TNKv5||Intel NUC 11 Pro – NUC11TNKv7||Intel NUC 11 Enthusiast – NUC11PHKi7CAA|
|Interval||Intel NUC Mini PC with 11th Generation Intel Core processors||Intel NUC Mini PC with 11th Generation Intel Core processors||Intel NUC Mini PC with 11th Generation Intel Core processors||Intel NUC Mini PC with 11th Generation Intel Core processors||Intel NUC Mini PC with 11th Generation Intel Core processors||Intel NUC Mini PC with 11th Generation Intel Core processors|
|Supported operating systems||Windows 10, 64-bit||Windows 10, 64-bit||Windows 10, 64-bit||Windows 10, 64-bit, Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, Windows Server 2019, Red Hat Linux, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS||Windows 10, 64-bit, Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, Windows Server 2019, Red Hat Linux, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS||Windows 10, 64-bit, Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, Windows Server 2019, Red Hat Linux, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS|
|Form factor (plate)||UCFF (4 “x 4”)||UCFF (4 “x 4”)||UCFF (4 “x 4”)||UCFF (4 “x 4”)||UCFF (4 “x 4”)||UCFF (5.5 “x 8”)|
|Socket||Welded BGA||Welded BGA||Welded BGA||Welded BGA||Welded BGA||Welded BGA|
|Storage room||M.2 and 2.5 “||M.2 and 2.5 “||M.2 and 2.5 “||M.2 SSD||M.2 SSD||M.2 SSD|
|TDP||40 W||40 W||40 W||28 W||28 W||150 W|
|Processor included||Intel Core i7-1165G7||Intel Core i3-1115G4||Intel Core i5-1135G7||Intel Core i5-1145G7||Intel Core i7-1185G7||Intel Core i7-1165G7|
|Graphic included||Integrated||Integrated||Integrated||Integrated||Integrated||GeForce RTX 2060|
|guarantee||3 years||3 years||3 years||3 years||3 years||3 years|
You may find it curious that Intel gave these technical specifications of its new equipment but didn’t say what storage or RAM they come with, and that’s that apart from the high-end model that , as we specified previously, incorporates 16 GB of factory RAM, the others are simple barebones, that is to say they come without storage unit or RAM memory, so that will be the user who will have to choose and install them himself. However, it’s also curious that Intel is saying that some of them come with Windows 10 preinstalled as standard, so they’ll need to have some sort of storage.