We don’t have the new NUC with Intel Gen10 processor on the market yet and we already have the first data of the new Intel NUC Gen11 with Tiger Lake processor with the names Intel Panther Canyon for the classic format and Intel Phantom Canyon oriented for Gaming. This last model is the substitute for the previous Intel Hades Canyon that we saw in detail in one of our reviews, a beast at all levels.
Intel Panther Canyon
This new Intel NUC Gen11 model is presented with Intel Tiger Lake Core-U processor with maximum consumption of 28W TPD without specifying its exact variant. This processor has the new Intel Xe integrated GPU recently presented at CES 2020 that will theoretically triple in performance from the current Intel Iris.
Surely we will have the classic configurations of high and low profile box to accommodate or not a 2.5”disk, we have the option of mounting two modules DDR4-3200 SODIMM up to 64GB and PCIe x4 Gen 3 NVMe disk slot compatible with Intel Optane. We have six USB Type-A ports, Thunderbolt 3 connector, 2.5GB Ethernet port, Wifi 6, Bluetooth 5, SD card reader, HDMI 2.0b output and DisplayPort 1.4.
Intel Phantom Canyon
The powerful Intel NUC Gen11 Extreme also features an Intel Tiger Lake Core-U processor with a maximum consumption of 28W TPD that replaces the previous Core-H range with 45W TPD. A processor that also has an integrated Xe GPU but will remain in the background because it will mount a dedicated undefined graphics core (Xe or Radeon) with its own 6 or 8GB GDDR5 memory.
Being so compact it will only allow us to mount two PCIe x4 Gen 3 NVMe disks compatible with Intel Optane and also allows to mount two DDR4-3200 SODIMM modules up to 64GB. We have multiple USB Type-A ports, two Thunderbolt 3 Type-C connectors, two 2.5GB Ethernet ports, Wifi 6, Bluetooth 5, SD card reader plus HDMI 2.0b output and DisplayPort 1.4.