Intel has taken the wraps off Beast Canyon, and we lastly have its comparatively boring official product title (in addition to its specs) with us now. Referred to as the Intel NUC 11 Excessive, this one’s a mini PC by most definitions, solely not as modular or compact as a Raspberry Pi. As an alternative of being a developer’s subsequent favorite weapon of alternative, the Intel NUC 11 Excessive focuses on being a full fledged mini gaming PC — full with RGB LED lighting that sits proper behind an interchangeable entrance panel. That is additional mixed with an affordable set of specs, making it a reliable gaming PC — a minimum of on paper.
Intel NUC 11 Excessive: key specs
The Intel NUC 11 Excessive has seemingly taken a good leap from the NUC 9 Excessive of final yr, of which maybe the primary improve is the chassis dimension. The NUC 11 Excessive now measures 8 litres in quantity, and is giant sufficient to carry a full sized graphics card, measuring 12 inches in size. In essence, the Intel NUC 11 Excessive can run a full dimension RTX 3080 Ti GPU, and be paired with both an octa core eleventh gen Intel Core i7, or an octa-core Intel Core i9 eleventh gen CPU. It additionally has a plethora of connectivity choices, together with Wi-Fi 6E, six USB-A 3.1 Gen 2 ports to the rear, and extra.
The NUC 11 Excessive comes with the above talked about configurations, together with assist for as much as 64GB dual-channel RAM and the presence of 4 M.2 slots for a relatively sizeable storage addition. All of this may be paired with as much as the Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti graphics card, which sits on the close to peak of Nvidia’s RTX collection GPU choices. It additionally comes with three 92mm followers for cooling functions, and Intel claims that the interchangeable entrance panel might be out there in a set variety of designs for customers to select from.
When it comes to connectivity options, the NUC 11 Excessive options two USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 ports on the entrance, together with a reminiscence card slot and a 3.5mm audio port. To the rear, alongside the above talked about six USB-A ports, the mini gaming PC options two Thunderbolt 4 ports, an HDMI 2.1 connector and an Ethernet port. This makes it pretty effectively rounded by way of its key specs, though a lot of its efficiency affect will rely upon which GPU do you select to equip it with. Your complete setup is powered by a 650W built-in PSU.
Pricing and availability
The Intel NUC 11 Excessive has not but introduced its costs or availability for the Indian market, so anybody to purchase it would possible want to attend for a short time. The worldwide launch by Intel states that it expects items of the NUC 11 Excessive by the ultimate three months of 2021, and extra configuration variants can be launched in markets later this yr. Costs begin at $1,150 (approx. Rs 85,000), which is on the decrease finish of what you’ll pay for a mid-range gaming laptop computer. Extra info particular to India ought to be introduced quickly, as soon as the NUC 11 Excessive turns into out there within the nation.