According to the latest sources, Intel’s NUC 11 Extreme will soon be launching with 11th Gen Tiger Lake CPUs and a Xe graphics chip, all within a singular chassis design. Intel NUC 11 Extreme will bring a lot of changes over its predecessors. It’s 11th Gen Tiger Lake CPUs which replace the 9th Gen Coffee Lake CPUs which were featured on the NUC 9 Extreme.
It will come with the Core i5-11000H series as the base followed by Core i7-11000H and Core i9-11000H chips. Intel has aimed its machine at the mobility platform and it features 45W TDPs.
According to various leaks, the graphics side of the NUC 11 will be powered by the Intel Xe GPU which packs 32 Execution Units or 256 cores. The core clocks are around the 1500 MHz mark. The Compute Element will have a 5L chassis, similar to the Ghost Canyon (NUC 9 Extreme).
Coming to other specs, we know that the Intel NUC 11 Extreme Compute Element will include a dual-channel DDR4-3200 MHz memory support (1.2V SODIMM) with capacities of up to 64 GB, triple M.2 key M slots which include a single Gen4 NVME, and dual Gen 3 NVMe capabilities.
It also has an Optane SSD and Optane Memory (M10 / H10) ready. For I/O, you will get an HDMI 2.0b output, 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports, support for triple 4K displays via Intel UHD graphics, WiFi6 AX210 and BT 5.0, 6 USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-A) ports, a 7.1 channel HD audio (via DP/HDMI), 2 USB 3.1 + 2 USB 2.0 front panel headers.
As of now, Intel has not provided any solid date for the release of the 11th Gen Tiger Lake-based Intel NUC 11 Extreme Compute Element, but it is expected to arrive in the first half of 2021.