Panther Canyon NUC Available Still This Month

EDIT: We have already reviewed the Panther Canyon i7 NUC.

The new NUC 11 Performance, also known as the Panther Canyon NUC will be available very soon according to FanlessTech.

The Panther Canyon NUC is one of the more interesting NUCs for 2020. It was originally scheduled for a release earlier this year but COVID-19 did throw a wrench in the works. tWhereas the predecessor, Bean Canyon NUC, was a bit underwhelming we do have high expectations of the Panther Canyon.

Three CPUs will be available from i3 to i7: i3-1115G4, i5-1135G7 and i7-1165G7. You can compare their specifications on the Intel Ark page. Basically the i3 model is a dual-core CPU with hyperthreading and Intel UHD Graphics. Things get more interesting with the i5 and the i7 models that feature Inter Iris Xe GPU (80 EUs for i5, 96 for i7).

These Tiger Lake CPUs will all run at 28W TDP and support 64 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM. There’s PCIe x4 Gen4 support for faster NVMe drives and Thunderbolt 4 ports. The wired Ethernet port goes up to 2.5 Gbps this time and the WiFi adapter supports 802.11ax (Wifi 6).

Interestingly, Hot Hardware reports that the Panther Canyon NUC will be available in three different case variants. There’s the usual slim K case without 2.5″ SATA slot and the 51 mm high H case with a SATA slot. What’s new is the 56 mm Q case that has wireless charging lid and a 2.5″ SATA slot built in.

Intel Panther Canyon NUC

NUC 11 Pro – Tiger Canyon Also Coming Up

In addition to the Panther Canyon, there’s also a more business/pro oriented model, NUC 11 Pro, coming out very soon. These Tiger Canyon NUCs (not to be confused with the Tiger Lake CPUs) are surprisingly similar to the NUC 11 Performance models, but feature a lot more connectivity options. Some models even have dual LAN ports.

Here are the details regarding the Tiger Canyon:

12 Responses

  1. marcolopes says:

    Will it bring any improvements on FAN NOISE or even FAN ACCESS? (can the fan be easily accessed without the need to tear the unit apart?)

  2. Are you going to benchmark the new i3 model against Bean Canyon?

  3. Dennis says:

    Yes, finally HDMI 2.1!
    (only in the Pro, but that’s ok for me)

  4. GekkePrutser says:

    Hey no more 6-core 12-thread i7? That’s weird.

  5. Fguzjko says:

    How was Bean Canyon underwhelming?

  6. anybodym says:

    Well, this did not age well. February and nothing is available, with rumors that it might be completely cancelled outside of Asia. Intel really tries its best to make their customers hate them.

    • rwetrerwefqwewregwefqe says:

      Indeed. They should have known that there would be a pandemic.

      • anybodym says:

        Absolutely! But perhaps at Intel they’ve been totally surprised and just noticed over the christmas holidays that there is a pandemic while everyone else had noticed that in spring 2020! Sounds like a reasonable explanation.

  7. Gunnar Norback says:

    Since Panther Canyon not will be available in EU or US (from Fanless) it would be interesting if this NUC blog could pick up more about the Tiger Canyon NUC that will be sold in the west. Pros/cons compared to Panther canyon? Is vPro something for homecomputing or just for office groups? Prices? Etc.

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