At Computex this year, Intel announced the 8L NUC 11 Extreme “Beast Canyon”, which will be equipped with Tiger Lake-H processors and full-size discrete graphics which will be the successor to NUC 9 Extreme “Ghost Canyon”. Compared with the 5L volume of NUC 9 Extreme, the most direct result of the larger space is that the chassis becomes longer, which means that users can install a full-size PCIe 4.0 high-performance graphics card.
SimplyNUC has opened the pre-order for NUC 11 Extreme, and there are currently two configurations based on two different processors. The basic configuration is equipped with a Core i7-11700KB processor and the price is $1399, while the upgraded configuration is equipped with a Core i9-11900KB processor and the price is $1399. Both configurations come standard with 8GB DDR4-3200 memory and 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD. NUC 11 Extreme’s two SO-DIMM slots can support up to 64GB of memory, and there are three M.2 slots (one of which is directly connected to the CPU), so there is still a lot of room for upgrade.
SimplyNUC said that both hosts can be ordered now and will be shipped in September.