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Intel NUC 9 Extreme "Ghost Canyon" NUC9i9QNX Review (Page 9)

Shannon Robb | Apr 15, 2020 at 8:00 am CDT - 1 min, 15 secs time to read this page
Rating: 94%Manufacturer: IntelModel: NUC9i9QNX

GPU Benchmarks

While we know that the GPU difference is quite vast between the two, we still wanted to show the Ghost Canyon and what it can do, along with showing the previous-gen Hades Canyon, and see how it holds up.

3DMark

3DMark Firestrike

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3DMark Time Spy

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We already knew the GPU performance would be a huge disparity, but here we can see under gaming loads that the new 9980HK can deliver. The CPU scores are enormous leaps ahead of the 8809G. Some of this is the higher thread count, but some are the overall platform optimization as well.

Unigine Superposition

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Civilization VI AI Benchmark

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The AI benchmark shows you how fast your CPU can process AI turns, which in a multiple AI commander game, that time can add up as far as time waiting. In this case, the 9980HK shaves over two seconds from the 8809G result.

Civilization VI Graphics Benchmark

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider

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Wolfenstein youngblood

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The gaming benchmarks were to show how the system performs for gamers with an RTX 2070 installed. We knew it was not a fair battle between the integrated RX Vega M GH unit. However, I was quite surprised to see the Hades Canyon unit pull some pleasant and playable results at high settings 1080p.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Shannon Robb

Shannon started his PC journey around the age of six in 1989. Now till present day, he has established himself in the overclocking world, spending many years pushing the limits of hardware on LN2. Shannon has worked with design and R&D on various components, including PC systems and chassis, to optimize the layout and performance for enthusiasts.

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