At the CES 2020’s pre-show internal communications, Intel unveiled for the first time a new generation NUC mini-computer called Ghost Canyon, the first to choose a top-of-the-line eight-core Core i9, which for the first time supports discrete graphics and replaceable, with built-in power, compared to about 5 liters. But the next day’s keynote address, Intel didn’t publicly introduce the new NUC, and it took some time to dig up more details.
Now we know that the official name of Ghost Canyon is “NUC 9” and is divided into two versions: NUC 9 Extreme for high-end players, processor optional 8 core i9-9980HK, 6 core i7-9750H, 4 core i3-9300H; NUC 9 Pro for business users, Supports vPro Bory technology, processor optional 8 Core E-2286M, 6 Core i7-9850H.
Other than that, there is not much difference between the two. The memory section has up to two 32GB, with two M.2 expansion slots, while the graphics card is installed via PCIe transconnection, PCIe sub-cards, and pcIe x16, PCIe x4, M.2 slots on the cards.
Due to its limited size, discrete graphics cards need to consider length and thickness, not more than 20 cm, for example, Asus has a dedicated RTX 2070, and if you choose an open chassis, the RTX 2080 Ti can also be on.
At present, there are several manufacturers based on Intel’s program to build a new NUC, such as the United States iBuyPower, CyberPower, and ADATA is lazy just a color, the interior comes with its own XPG memory, SX8000 M.2 SSD, graphics card needs to be purchased separately.