Intel NUC 11 Extreme Compute Element to Feature Tiger Lake-H CPUs

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Specifications for Intel’s NUC 11 Extreme Compute Element have leaked via Chiphell. It may be codenamed “Driver Bay.” The powerful mini-PC line has been upgraded with the upcoming Tiger Lake-H processors. Display options comprise an HDMI 2.0b port and two Thunderbolt 4 ports, which allow up to three 4K displays to be connected. Graphics is provided by Intel UHD. There’s also 7.1 channel audio support.

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There are three different processor configurations, which range from Core i5 up to Core i9. All have a TDP of 45 W. RAM has been upgraded to 1.2 V DDR4-3200 dual channel modules from the NUC 10’s DDR4-2666 memory. Max memory capacity remains at 64 GB.

Storage features include three M.2 key M slots. LAN connectivity is Intel 2.5 Gb or 10 Gb ports depending on the SKU. Wi-Fi 6 has been upgraded to Wi-Fi 6 AX210, while Bluetooth remains the same as the NUC 10 with BT5. Six USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A connectors are provided, plus two more headers for USB 3.1/2.0.

Pricing and potential variants have not been announced, but Intel has a number of events scheduled for the coming months. The NUC 11 comes with a three-year warranty.

Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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