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Intel's next-gen NUC is a BEAST, arrives in 2021 with 10nm+

Intel Phantom Canyon NUC: Tiger Lake CPU on 10nm+ with up to 28W, PCIe 4.0, and discrete GPU

By Anthony Garreffa on Aug 11, 2019 08:08 pm CDT - 0 mins, 57 secs reading time

Intel is preparing its next-gen Phantom Canyon NUC systems that will pack the next-gen Tiger Lake CPUs, and they should be quite the mini powerhouses judging by these specs.

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We're told to expect some Tiger Lake-U processors with up to TDP of up to 28W, PCIe 4.0 x4 support for super-fast SSDs, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti or RTX 2060 graphics card. This would be absolutely perfect for most gamers, and anything less can be done through a Thunderbolt 3-powered external graphics card.

Inside, you should be able to equip a new Phantom Canyon NUC (seriously, that name is awesome) with 64GB of DDR4 at up to 2400MHz, while faster 2666MHz memory will be limited to 32GB. There should be 2 x M.2 slots, 2.5+1GbE ports, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, and more.

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Intel will be using a custom vapor chamber cooler to keep it running cool in its small size, with customizable RGB lighting, too.

We should also expect the NUC systems after this, or even close to it, to feature all-Intel products since it will have its discrete GPUs on offer by then.


PCIe 4.0 x4 interface for SSDs

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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