Tonight, Intel gave a sneak peek at the “Ghost Canyon” at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, confirming a leak that we’ve been wondering about for months: the existence of an entire gaming PC built around Intel’s NUC Compute Element initiative to turn its CPUs into swappable cartridges for easily upgradable computers. The leaks said this computer would be just 5 liters in volume, practically as small as a game console, and that’s just what Intel confirmed this evening, as well as the ability to swap out those “Compute Element” CPU cartridges.
Wasn't sure if I should create a new thread, even though it's Ghost Canyon:
We're big fans of Intel's NUC (Next Unit of Computing) lineup, even though they haven't been the most practical DIY systems for most users. They're tiny boxes bundled with CPUs, but you've got to add your own RAM, storage and OS -- all at a much higher cost than building a typical desktop. At...www.engadget.com
Link to leaked specs from the article: https://koolshare.cn/thread-168913-1-1.html
Couldn't find anything on the 95W part, but the listed CPUs in the leak show just 45W CPUs. Both articles mention the possibility of changing the CPU so I'm guessing Intel will stick with 45W CPUs in their own offerings but anyone can replace it with a 65W+ CPU at their own risk. With delidding, more effective thermal paste and maybe some undervolting, I assume it'll work (note that I know nothing about delidding).Is this the 'end game' of the mini-sandwich form factor? The fact they are stating 95w CPU support is interesting. I feel that most in the community felt limited to 65w CPU with the small heatsinks allowed in the current breed of mini-sandwich cases. The claimed 5L size from the Verge article *is* larger than the mini-sandwiches on the market though.
Also interesting that the Engadget article says CPU is upgradeable but the Verge article says it is an H series laptop CPU.
Yes but cable management is very difficult, you have risers going the length of the case, etc. It's not ideal. Imagine this form factor in the hands of the brilliant case wizards on this forum! I'll repeat - if this is the only board to ever come in this form factor, or Intel is the only one that makes boards for it and they are expensive and proprietary, then this is a dead end and a waste of time. But if this can become a new "standard" for a motherboard interface, imagine how many problems it solves:To be fair the velka 3 and k39 are very much the same size ..... but can take bigger cpus with full itx boards
Yes but cable management is very difficult, you have risers going the length of the case, etc. It's not ideal.
- No need for flexible risers making two 180 degree bends
- No more 24-pin ATX power cables to route
- No more ATX IO-shield to build around - the CPU board just has a PCIe slot IO bracket
So Razer will be doing a chassis for it too. One thing i find shocking is the price. Stave (Gamers nexus) mentioned 1500USD for the Element, without RAM or Storage, which is nuts. For that price you can build your own, smaller and much more powerful ITX PC with GPU. Also the cooling seems rather insufficient, considering that laptops with way bigger heatsinks fail to keep the i9 9980HK in check and those aren't placed against a hot GPU.