Thursday, July 29th 2021

Intel Announces NUC 11 Extreme Kit for High-End Gaming Experience

Today, Intel announced the Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit (code-named "Beast Canyon"), a highly modular desktop PC engineered to provide a phenomenal experience for gaming, streaming and recording. With the latest 11th Gen Intel Core processors, support for full-size discrete graphics cards and a full range of I/O ports, the Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit delivers high performance gameplay and smooth, immersive visuals.

Compact Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kits are designed to provide powerful, immersive gaming experiences. For performance, connectivity, and modularity, the Intel NUC 11 Extreme kit delivers massive performance with a small footprint.

The highest-performing Intel NUC yet delivers a premium and size-optimized PC package for creating innovative desktops suited to gamers' unique performance needs. Packing the latest hardware components into a tiny 8-liter case, the Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit is loaded with features typically found in much larger gaming rigs and offers customizable design options.
About the Small Footprint, Massive Performance: The sky's the limit with up to an 11th Gen Intel Core i9 processor featuring eight cores, 16 threads, and up to 5.0 GHz frequency. Kits are also available with an unlocked Intel 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor. Additional features include:
  • Two Thunderbolt 4 ports, Intel Wi-Fi 6E, a 2.5-gigabit Intel Ethernet port, and a 650-watt internal power supply.
  • Customize with a full-size discrete graphics card, up to 64 gigabytes of dual-channel memory and massive storage options thanks to four M.2 slots.
  • Hinged chassis lid for easier upgrading.
  • Three large 92 mm fans keep things cool and quiet during hours of heated gameplay.
  • RGB under-chassis lighting and replaceable RGB front logo means each kit can have its own signature design inside and out.
The new Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kits are expected to be available starting in 2021's third quarter, with more rolling out through the end of this year. Pricing starts at $1,150 to $1,350 for Intel Core i7 and Intel Core i9 kits, respectively.
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22 Comments on Intel Announces NUC 11 Extreme Kit for High-End Gaming Experience

#1
Operandi
This thing would be a lot less frustrating of a design if the CPU on the compute board was flipped around to the other side of the board itself so it wasn't sandwiched up against the GPU. That way the CPU could just have a heatsink on the compute board and use the cases fans for active cooling instead of that tiny little blower fan. That and its a NUC so of course its overpriced.
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#2
ThrashZone
Hi,
Anyone even use thunderbolt ports I sure don't and intel doubles them ?
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#3
Timelessest
Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit (Beast Canyon) has a RTX 3060."High end" gaming indeed lol
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#4
Totally
ThrashZoneHi,
Anyone even use thunderbolt ports I sure don't and intel doubles them ?
TB is multipurpose it can output hdmi, dvi, dp, usb or ethernet. By doubling TB, it added an extra one of those.
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#5
swaaye
TimelessestIntel NUC 11 Extreme Kit (Beast Canyon) has a RTX 3060."High end" gaming indeed lol
Even that lower model is still a ~200 Watt card and this is a tiny machine.
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#6
MentalAcetylide
Looks to me like they took the Alienware logo and turned it into an Alienskullware logo. Bare bones...
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#7
Crackong
These B series CPUs are how the 11th gen desktop CPUs should be.
They simply beats the rocket lake counterparts in everyway.
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#8
Paganstomp
eeeewwww... It's got RGB on it! NOPENOPENOPE!
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#9
mechtech
Waiting for the NUC to NAS conversion kit ;)
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#10
Timelessest
swaayeEven that lower model is still a ~200 Watt card and this is a tiny machine.
Ncase m1, Formd t1 are also small and can accommodate some 3080. Considering how expensive this nuc is, I see no point in buying it, unless the buyer has no idea how to build their own PC.
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#11
R-T-B
ThrashZoneHi,
Anyone even use thunderbolt ports I sure don't and intel doubles them ?
Yes?
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#12
Xex360
Add an Ryzen 9 5950x then call it extreme.
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#13
night.fox
Xex360Add an Ryzen 9 5950x then call it extreme.
it wouldnt be intel NUC anymore though. just saying
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#14
Logoffon
I wonder what will happen if someone puts in the "compute element" card into a standard PCIe slot on a normal desktop.
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#15
Operandi
LogoffonI wonder what will happen if someone puts in the "compute element" card into a standard PCIe slot on a normal desktop.
You've seen Inception right? Just don't do it....
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#16
walker15130
LogoffonI wonder what will happen if someone puts in the "compute element" card into a standard PCIe slot on a normal desktop.
Older one didn't do much.
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#17
Totally
walker15130Older one didn't do much.
This was the first question I had after noticing this since I've needed a new work pc for a while but don't want another tower or use a laptop as a tower substitute now the next question is how much is just for the NUC by itself not in a kit.
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#19
night.fox
Why_Me
Ive watched it earlier. As always, tech jesus is boring to watch but his contents are unbiased.

Anyway, im amazed how intel cramped that up although downside is non standard psu but he said can fit atx psu
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#20
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
ThrashZoneHi,
Anyone even use thunderbolt ports I sure don't and intel doubles them ?
I use two Thunderbolt 3 displays. ;)
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#21
MelonGx
TimelessestIntel NUC 11 Extreme Kit (Beast Canyon) has a RTX 3060."High end" gaming indeed lol
Too weak to reach 4K 60 FPS lol.
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