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.
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.