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.
Panther Canyon's launch is imminent. The successor to the wildly popular Bean Canyon NUC is now listed in:
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— FanlessTech (@FanlessTech) December 17, 2020
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.
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:
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— HXL (@9550pro) September 24, 2020