Intel Official NUC 9 Extreme: Upgrades without buying new devices

In August last year, several retailers began selling Intel’s NUC 8 Mainstream-G system, which is codenamed Islay Canyon. The highlight of this ultra-compact PC device is the extremely rare Intel 8th Generation Core i5/i7 notebook processor and AMD’s Radeon 540X discrete graphics combination. Now its successor (internally codenamed Ghost Canyon) NUC 9 Extreme has confirmed its existence and is expected to be unveiled at the upcoming CES 2020 show.

Intel Official NUC 9 Extreme: Upgrades without buying new devices

The verge, citingmedia, reported that Intel will warm up “Ghost Canyon” at the CES 2020 in Las Vegas, confirming rumours in recent months that Intel’s NUC Compute Element is beginning to offer exchangeable and inexpensive solutions. to upgrade their systems without purchasing new equipment.

According to previous reports, the Intel NUC 9 Extreme size 238 x 216 x 96mm (length x width x h), is the chipmaker’s largest NUC to date. Intel will reportedly offer three 45W processor options, ranging from four cores to eight cores. You can choose between Core i9-9980HK, Core i7-9750H and Core i5-9300H.

Intel Official NUC 9 Extreme: Upgrades without buying new devices

Once inside, you’ll notice that Intel NUC 9 Extreme has a new layout. The 500W power supply provided by the FSP is located at the bottom of the NUC. A small back plate is located on top of the power supply. The backplate has two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, a PCIe 3.0 x4 slot and an M.2 22110 slot with its own heat sink.

The PCIe 3.0 x16 slot at the top is apparently reserved for the Element module, while the second PCIe 3.0 x16 slot is used to install discrete graphics cards. In terms of clearance, the Intel NUC 9 Extreme can accommodate dual-slot graphics cards with a maximum length of 20.32 cm.

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