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 3060||Core i9-11900 + GeForce RTX 3060|
|Time Spy | CPU||10,872||11,064|
|Time Spy | GPU||8,098||8,812|
|Fire Strike | GPU||20,523||22,002|
|Fire Strike | Physics||25,571||25,260|
|Fire Strike | Combined||9,837||9,777|
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.