Phantom Canyon NUC (True Hades Canyon Successor) Details Leaked

Ok, so you thought one leak per day would be enough? Well, the source is FanlessTech for this one too. Those guys have a track record for being pretty accurate with their leaks, so this is pretty credible.

See also: Tiger Lake NUC (Panther Canyon) Details Leaked

The Ghost Canyon NUC that Intel demonstrated at CES 2020 was thought to be the successor to the Hades Canyon NUC. However, it’s quite a bit larger than the previous NUCs have been and also pretty expensive for a NUC (prices from $1050 up to $1700 not including RAM, discrete GPU or any form of storage).

Later this year Intel will release Phantom Canyon NUC that bears a significant resemblance to the Hades Canyon NUC.

The specifications leaked so far look like this.

  • 28W Tiger Lake i5 and i7 CPUs
  • 3rd party discrete GPU (6GB and 8GB RAM versions)
  • HDMI 2.0b port
  • Two DDR4-3200 SO-DIMM slots (max. 64GB RAM)
  • M.2 2280/22110 slot and M.2 2280, PCIe x4 Gen3 NVMe
  • Front and rear Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Intel 1000/2500 Mbps Ethernet port
  • Intel Wireless-AX 201, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 support
  • Full size SD card reader

It seems that the 3rd party GPU will not offer HDMI 2.1 unlike the Intel Xe graphics in the Tiger Lake NUCs (Panther Canyon). The CPUs might be the same though, who knows. Compared to Hades Canyon it does not seem to feature dual LAN ports. That might be disappointing to some home lab folks.

Anyhow, another interesting leak for the day! If the Ghost Canyon NUC did not excite everyone due to size and price this might be the ticket for one looking for a small gaming NUC. Hopefully the GPU is something decent! Some leaked slides did mention an Nvidia GPU, but we shall see.

14 Responses

  1. Fred says:

    Wow that’s a pretty nice NUC. I wonder how they got this powerhorse fanless.

    • Foobar says:

      It certainly is not fanless, even if the leak was reported by FanlessTech guys.

      • Fred says:

        In the image it says it’s powered by fanless tech, which (to me) sounds like it does not have any fans. I am confused. There have been fanless NUCs in the past by other vendors, why would FanlessTech release a NUC with fans?

        • Olli says:

          Sorry, I should have been more elaborate in the article. FanlessTech are a good blog/news site that publish all kinds of articles around quiet computing. They obviously have very good contacts with someone who knows the Intel NUC road map. Thus we often see the first Intel NUC leaks from them, even if the products are not fanless.

  2. def says:

    28w cpus for Hades Canyon (65w/100w) successor. really?

  3. David Tsang says:

    Sad to see it reverts back to single NIC, and it only gets an upgrade to 2.5GbE not 10GbE.

    • Olli says:

      Indeed. Of course these are still early rumours so there’s a chance they’re not entirely accurate.

      • Bob says:

        Since the loss of the dual NIC is now well confirmed, I will note that this was/is a deal breaker for me. I certainly do not consider this a “True” Hades Canyon Successor.

  4. Pat says:

    I’m looking for a direct CPU comparison between the Phantom Canyon too model vs the Ghost Canyon.

    • Olli says:

      The Phantom Canyon details are still completely unknown, so you’ll probably need to wait a few months for that.

  5. Tom Huth says:

    The real specs will show if Phantom Canyon is a successor. It depends on CPU speed and number of cores and the capability to drive 4K Monitors.
    I use my Hades Canyon with 64 GB Ram, yes it is possible, and drive 2 4K TV as monitors with [email protected] It also holds several VM‘s for testing. Small, quite and capable desktop system.
    The only thing what I need, is more cores.

  6. John Libtski says:

    I wonder if it will utilise MXM-module. They could later offer Phantom Canyon + Xe GPU combo.

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