Intel Black Panther Canyon NUC Premiere: 11 Thor core, PCIe 4.0, Thunder 4

For the first time in NUC history, Intel has unveiled a high-performance NUC mini-computer code-named Ghost Canyon, model NUC 9, equipped with a nine-generation Core H 45W standard version, up to 8 core 16 threads, and a discrete graphics card. The real successor to Heades Canyon and Skull Canyon, however, will be Panther Canyon, officially known as NUC 11 Extreme.

Intel Black Panther Canyon NUC Premiere: 11 Thor core, PCIe 4.0, Thunder 4

NUC 11 will take on the next-generation mobile platform Tiger Lake (which also indirectly confirms that it will be an 11th generation Core), with the new Willow Cove CPU architecture and Xe GPU architecture, all of which are the most powerful designs in Intel’s history, and the first commercial use of the Xe architecture.

The Tiger Lake in nUC 11 will be a U-series version, but not the TDP 15W regular version, but a 28W high-energy version with i7, i5, i3 models.

In other respects, nUC 11 will support up to 64GB Of4GB DDR4-3200 SO-DIMM memory, an M.2 2280 storage slot, optional Ahtonym10 accelerator disk, and this M.2 2280 supports PCIe 4.0 x4, SATA 6Gbps channel.

This is Intel’s first known PCIe 4.0 consumer product, so it seems that Tiger Lake will support PCIe 4.0?

Tiger Lake will be released later this year, and Black Panther Canyon will naturally be released later, with a year to see.

Intel Black Panther Canyon NUC Premiere: 11 Thor core, PCIe 4.0, Thunder 4

In terms of connectivity, Intel AX-200 Wi-Fi 6 wireless card, Bluetooth 5, 2.5GbE wired network card, two Thunder 4/USB 4 interface (one each before and after), three USB-A interfaces, an HDMI interface, a DisplayPort interface.

This will also be the first time the NUC has been equipped with a lightning interface. Intel has confirmed that Tiger Lake will start supporting the Thunder 4, but according to the exposure, the Thunder 4 did not continue to speed up, but after the Thunder 3 donated to USB 4 a horse armor, bandwidth or 40Gbps.