News PREBUILT: Intel Launches Eight Liter NUC 11 Extreme Kit

Intel has announced its next high-performance NUC: The Nuk 11 Extreme. The eight liter sized NUC is built using a modified sandwich layout. The modification is that it features a lower PCB that the computer and graphics "elements" slot into. Intel is offering up to an i9-11900KB CPU, which features 8 cores, 16 threads, and a boost clock of up to 5GHz. Graphics card support lists as dual-slot up to 12 inches long (304.8mm).

Other features include:

• Supports up to 12-inch/350W, dual-slot graphics cards with PCIe x16 Gen4 slot, 8-pin + 2x6+2-pin PCIe power connectors
• 8 liters-small (357 x 189 x120 mm)
• Supports DDR4-3200 SODIMMs, 64 GB max
• Intel® Wi-Fi 6E plus Bluetooth®
• Intel® 2.5 Gbps i225-LM Ethernet• 2X Thunderbolt™ 4 ports
• 6X USB 3.2 Gen2 (rear), 2X USB 3.1 Gen2 ports (front)
• 650W, 80+ Gold power supply
• Built-in triple 92 mm fans
• Supports 3X 4K displays
• 4X M.2 slots (2X Gen4, 2X Gen3)
• HDMI 2.0b
• Addressable RGB underglow lighting and replaceable RGB front logo.

The RGB front logo is a skull and can be turned off.

Here is a link to the Intel Announcement.

Here is a link to the NUC 11 Extreme Product Brief

Pricing starts at $1,150 to $1,350 for Intel Core i7 and Intel Core i9 kits, respectively.

Personal Take: Lots of features tied to a very proprietary design. The performance of the CPU when paired with a high end GPU needs to be tested as it is limited to only 65 Watts. Also...WTF is with the stupid skull?!

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King of Cable Management
May 17, 2016
replaceable RGB front logo

(couldn't resist)


Cat-Dog Perch Manager
May 18, 2020
The enclosure is an admission that GPUs aren't getting any smaller for a while--and nothing other than entry-level cards would fit in a Phantom Canyon size going forward.
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