Intel Panther Canyon, Phantom Canyon NUC 11 Family Leaks With Tiger Lake-U, Xe Graphics

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It was just back in November when Intel officially launched its Frost Canyon NUC 10 family powered by 10th generation Comet Lake-U processors. But today we're already getting a look at their successors, and as you might imagine, they're powered by Intel's next-generation Core architecture.

According to a fresh leak from FanlessTech, Intel will be releasing Panther Canyon and Phantom Canyon NUC 11 machines during the second half of 2020. Both will be powered by 11th generation Tiger Lake-U processors complete with Intel's much ballyhooed Xe graphics architecture.

Panther Canyon is the more "mainstream" NUC 11 and will be spec’d accordingly:

  • Processors: Tiger Lake-U (28w) in Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7 SKUs
  • Memory: Dual Channel DDR4-3200 up to 64GB
  • Graphics: Integrated Xe
  • Intel Optane Memory Support: Yes (M10)
  • Storage: M.2 NVMe supported
  • Ports: HDMI 2.1, Mini DisplayPort 1.4, Thunderbolt 3, Intel 2.5G NIC
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0
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Phantom Canyon

Phantom Canyon, on the other hand, is billed as the true successor to Skull Canyon and Hades Canyon. Like Panther Canyon, it too will feature 28W Tiger Lake-U processors, but will add support for discrete graphics cards.

  • Processors: Tiger Lake-U (28w) in Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7 SKUs
  • Memory: Dual Channel DDR4-3200 up to 64GB
  • Graphics: Integrated Xe + Discrete
  • Intel Optane Memory Support: Yes (M10, H10)
  • Storage: M.2 NVMe supported
  • Ports: HDMI 2.1, Mini DisplayPort 1.4, Thunderbolt 3, Intel 2.5G NIC
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0

While both NUCs aren't expected until the latter part of the year, we’ll likely see more leaks concerning Panther Canyon and Phantom Canyon in the coming months. And given the performance credentials that come attached with 10nm Ice Lake architecture, we have high hopes for its Tiger Lake successor and the accompanying Xe graphics engine.

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