Intel was the primary of the massive three PC processor designers to carry its Computex 2021 keynote. It came about earlier at the moment, however the title ‘Innovation Unleashed’ was most likely extra thrilling than the occasion. Most of the 45 minutes was a recap of Intel’s present scenario and its technique below Pat Gelsinger. The new bits from the occasion have been primarily the launch of two extra (4C/8T) eleventh Gen Intel Core processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics to the present Tiger Lake U lineup, and (in the direction of the tip of the PC section) the place Steve Long confirmed off an Alder Lake processor packing laptop computer which he stated already labored “beautifully,” and was within the fingers of companions proper now.
As per our headline, most likely extra attention-grabbing is the brand new Beast Canyon NUC 11 Extreme which seems to have been showcased forward of the Computex at a sneak peek occasion to only a few journos. PC Mag was there, and you’ll see within the story function picture that Ryan Shrout, chief efficiency strategist at Intel, was displaying people the Beast Canyon. It is useful to see the 8 litre SFF close to a human head for scale.
The Intel NUC collection has actually grown in measurement and energy with the most recent illuminated cranium effort. This design leverages a brand new Intel Compute Element card which is kind of a PC on a card (eleventh Gen H-series CPU right here), and there may be room for a PC graphics card too. While its ‘Extreme’ predecessor (5 litre) was restricted to 20cm GPUs the brand new Beast Canyon has room for a GPU as much as 30cm lengthy – nevertheless we do not know another important dimensions which may must be adhered to. However, it seems to be cheap to imagine you may be capable to match an Nvidia Founders Edition sized GeForce RTX 3060 or RTX 3070 in right here. Other educated guesses concerning the platform would counsel that it’s going to function help for PCI Express 4.0 and Wi-Fi 6E, for instance.
It is tough to know if we’ll see / hear something extra concerning the Intel Beast Canyon NUC 11 Extreme throughout Computex this 12 months. This ‘sneak peek’ may be it- till we get close to to launch / availability.