Intel’s “Beast Canyon” NUC 11 Extreme will support full-length graphics cards

Intel's NUC 11 Extreme will support full-length graphics cards

Intel’s “Beast Canyon” NUC 11 Extreme will support full-length graphics cards

At Computex 2021, Intel has given the press a sneak peek at their upcoming NUC 11 Extreme Kit; a new 11th Gen Tiger Lake powered NUC unit that supports full-length PCIe graphics cards. 

This new NUC will launch with Intel’s updated NUC Compute Element card, which should ship with Intel’s latest 11th Gen H-series CPUs, PCIe 4.0 support, and WIFI 6E support. These features should enable a notable performance boost over today’s 9th Gen NUC Compute Element, though we will need to wait for 3rd party benchmarks to know for sure.    

While Intel has increased the size of their NUC 11 Extreme, the system remains incredibly small, with the bulk of the system’s enclosure being for large discrete graphics cards like Nvidia’s RTX 3080 or AMD’s RX 6800 XT. Intel’s new NUC 11 Extreme is codenamed “Beast Canyon”, with an enclosure that is around 8 litres in size. This will also be the first Intel NUC to feature RGB lighting. 

Intel's NUC 11 Extreme will support full-length graphics cards

Intel’s 11th Generation Compute Element card will be available with i5, i7, and i9 11th Generation H-Series processors. The full specification of this Compute Element card is unknown, though we expect Intel to make more disclosure about the product later this year.

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Intel's NUC 11 Extreme will support full-length graphics cards