Intel updates its NUC lineup, including a follow-up to its Hades Canyon gaming mini-PC


Intel updates its NUC lineup, consisting of a follow-up to its Hades Canyon gaming mini-PC

Intel is upgrading its Next Unit of Computing (NUC) lineup of miniature computer systems with its 11 th Gen processors, and it’s again consisting of a gaming-focused design. The NUC 11 Enthusiast is a follow-up to the NUC 8 Hades Canyon from 2018, which managed to load triple-A video gaming performance (not to mention I/O that equaled a full-size desktop) into a tiny enclosure.

Consisted of in the refresh are updates to the business’s more traditional small-cube NUC Efficiency Mini computers, which previously had 10 th Gen processors. The upgrade brings Wi-Fi 6 and Intel Xe graphics to the i5 and i7 models. Intel has likewise included a NUC Pro line, a few of which have vPro-enabled CPUs and all of which can drive 8K displays. There’s also a NUC 11 compute system, which is just a board implied to be integrated into future computer systems. This isn’t the very first time Intel has had that concept, but we’ll get more into that in just a minute.

The NUC 11 Pro computers come in numerous sizes.
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NUCs, nevertheless, are noteworthy since of their size, and while the Efficiency and Pro lines are indeed extremely little, they’re more small updates to what we currently had in the past. What’s more fascinating is the video gaming variation.


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The NUC 11 Lover, codenamed “Phantom Canyon,” assures gaming efficiency with a 28 W quad-core i7-1165 G7 (the same discovered in the 2020 Dell XPS 13) and an RTX 2060, which was made obsoleted the day before Intel’s announcement of the computer It likewise keeps the stacked I/O that made the last generation terrific, including 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports, 2.5 Gb Ethernet, a whopping six USB 3.2 Type-A ports, and Wi-Fi 6. The lack of HDMI 2.1 (it only has 2.0 b) can be somewhat forgiven due to the addition of a Mini DisplayPort 1.4 output. And again, all of this is fitting inside an enclosure that’s approximately the size of a substantial book.

Ports, beautiful ports.
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Like the other NUC models, the Enthusiast also has Xe integrated graphics, which must benefit banners or imaginative experts that delight in Intel’s Quick Sync video encoding innovation. While it’s an embarassment about the almost-up-to-date graphics card, the computer should still offer an excellent quantity of gaming efficiency in a definitely small bundle, and I’m grateful to see Intel’s still dealing with mini gaming PCs.

Intel has a long history of trying to make the NUC into a miniature gaming PC with full-sized performance. It even coordinated with AMD to put devoted Vega graphics into the NUC 8, which was plainly hoping to interest players more than office employees, with a glowing skull logo emblazoned on the top. Then, at CES 2020, it flaunted the NUC 9 Extreme, which aimed to be a video gaming PC with an easy-to-upgrade compute unit. Except Intel, up until now, hasn’t released any updates for the compute units, so at the minute, it’s just a costly and modular-for-no-reason video gaming PC.

Intel hasn’t launched prices and schedule yet, however has the Phantom Canyon beginning at $1,349 That looks to be a better offer than the NUC 9 Extreme, which is $1,599 on the very same website and likewise requires a separate tiny graphics card. It also beats its more direct predecessor, the NUC 8 Hades Canyon, which is still $1,234 for nearly two-year-old hardware.

Intel seems using the same method it’s used for the NUC computers in the past, where people can buy either a total computer system or a set where they’ll be required to supply the RAM, storage drive, and OS. SimplyNUC’s $1,349 model has the drive and RAM, however you will need to pay extra for or bring your own copy of Windows.


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