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[HOT] : Intel NUC 11 Extreme Beast Canyon: the mini PC in Mac Mini sauce is even faster



[HOT] : Intel NUC 11 Extreme Beast Canyon: the mini PC in Mac Mini sauce is even faster


Intel NUCs are relatively unknown to the general public, but these Mini PCs are nevertheless much more versatile than a Mac Mini. It can even be used to play in a configuration with a QHD or 4K screen.

Intel NUC 11 Extreme Beast Canyon

Intel’s latest generation mini PCs now carry the founder’s Tiger Lake H45 chips. These NUCs thus gain in power while retaining the possibility of evolving over time. The Intel NUC 11 Extreme “Beast Canyon” is offered in three models at prices starting at 1,100 euros, including a bootable PC with integrated RAM and SSD.

A VERY VERSATILE MINI MACHINE

Better yet, you can add a dedicated graphics card to it thanks to the 16-lane PCIe 4.0. You can put an RTX 3060 Ti or an RTX 3070, as desired, but with a significant supplement. Nothing prevents you from installing a GeForce RTX 3080, since the power supply goes up to 650 Watts.

Specifically, there are 20 lanes for PCI Express 4.0, 16 of them go to the graphics card, the other four are handled by an SSD, and the Thunderbolt 4 is already built into the CPU.

On the CPU side, you have a choice of the sixcore Intel Core i5-11400H processor that is commonly found on Tiger Lake H45 laptops, as well as the dual eight-core Intel Core i7-11700KB and Core i9 processors. -11900. These are essentially the same Tiger Lake H45 chips, however they work with a TDP of 65 watts in order to deliver even more power. Besides, officially, they belong to the category of desktop processors.

These 65 watt processors are extremely attractive solutions that can easily replace the current 11th generation Rocket Lakes. The Core i7-11700KB, for example, does not have much in common with the other Core i7s: the clock frequencies are significantly higher, the boost neither, there is 50% more L3 cache … they are very different processors.