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The new 11th Gen Intel NUCs are here . . .


Back in December we shared our excitement at the imminent release of Intel’s new 11th Gen NUCs, the first Intel NUCs to contain the new range of 11th Gen Tiger Lake processors.

Now, we’re pleased to confirm that both the NUC 11 Enthusiast and Pro, otherwise known as Phantom and Tiger Canyon, are available as part of our range, both as standard and fanless variations.

With some exciting new features, Intel’s 11th Gen NUCs promise improved performance compared to previous generations. We’ve also used the release as an opportunity to test out some important improvements to our bespoke fanless versions.

What to expect from 11th Gen NUCs?

As well as the inclusion of Tiger Lake processors, both 11th Gen NUCs come equipped with integrated graphics thanks to Intel Iris Xe.

Full features of 11th Gen NUCs include:

• Dual 4K HDMI 2.0 ports Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports – USB3 and 4K Video Output
• Intel i225 2.5Gbps NIC
• Internal AC/DC PSU
• Power over Ethernet and DC Power Input
• Additional Gigabit NIC Port Option

What changes are coming to the Fanless NUC?

The launch of the 11th Gen NUCs has presented a welcomed opportunity to explore improvements to our fanless variant, the most significant of which is a change to the manufacturing process.

Whereas the first iteration of our Fanless NUC was custom machined, as part of a new research and development project we’ve utilised a more efficient dye cast process. Crucially, this is a more cost-effective method of production, and will allow us to supply Fanless NUCs at a more competitive price point.

We’ve also explored the addition of a new custom heat pipe system to improve heat distribution throughout the unit. This allows heat from the processor core to be spread across the entire unit more evenly, helping to better reduce the overall core temperature and deliver increased performance as a result.

If you’d like to learn more about 11th Gen NUCs or any of our other products, speak with a member of the team.