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Benchleaks has spotted the first benchmarks for Intel’s upcoming “Beast Canyon” NUC 11 Extreme Kit. Featuring an 11th Gen Intel Core i9-11900KB “Tiger Lake” processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card, 16 GB of DDR4 memory, and a 1 TB SSD, the small form factor PC managed Time Spy scores of 8,420 (overall), 8,098 (graphics), and 10,872 (CPU), as well as Fire Strike scores of 19,020 (overall), 20,523 (graphics), 25,571 (physics), and 9,837 (combined). These metrics suggest that Intel’s NUC 11 Extreme with Core i9-11900KB should perform pretty closely to similarly configured Core i9-11900K systems. Intel’s Beast Canyon NUC will also be the first of its kind to support select full-length graphics cards.

i9-11900KB “Tiger Lake” vs. i9-11900K “Rocket Lake”

Core i9-11900KB + GeForce RTX 3060Core i9-11900 + GeForce RTX 3060
Time Spy8,4209,089
Time Spy | CPU10,87211,064
Time Spy | GPU8,0988,812
Fire Strike19,02019,898
Fire Strike | GPU20,52322,002
Fire Strike | Physics25,57125,260
Fire Strike | Combined9,8379,777
Source: Tom’s Hardware
Image: Intel

While the Core i9-11900KB has a higher base frequency, rather high burst clocks and a larger cache, it still couldn’t beat the Core i9-11900K in the 3DMark Time Spy CPU test. But that’s likely because a better power supply and cooling allowed the latter to work at higher clocks for longer time. Meanwhile, the Tiger Lake chip slightly outperformed the Rocket Lake in the 3DMark Fire Strike Physics test.

Sources: Benchleaks, Wccftech, Tom’s Hardware

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1 Comment

  1. Full size video card doesn’t really make it a NUC still. More like SFF.

    Wouldn’t there be a gpu bottleneck? Maybe not enough to notice I guess. Seems like a lower end gpu for this processor. Going to be overpriced too. Shame.

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