I tried benchmarking Intel's ultra-small barebone kit 'NUC 11 Extreme Kit' where the skull shines in the gaming rainbow

Intel's NUC 11 Extreme Kit (codename: Beast Canyon), which will appear in the third quarter of 2021,

is a small barebone kit for gamers that includes a CPU, motherboard, power supply, case, etc., and is the 11th generation by default. It is equipped with a Core processor. Since it's for gamers, I'm concerned about 'how it shines' and 'specs', so I actually checked and benchmarked it.

Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit Delivers High-End Gaming Experience

(PDF file) https://download.intel.com/newsroom/2021/client-computing/intel-nuc-11-extreme-product-brief.pdf

So, this time we will look at how the NUC 11 Extreme Kit shines and the benchmark results. Please refer to the following two articles for the appearance and interior.

Intel's ultra-compact assembly PC 'NUC 11 Extreme Kit' that can build a high-spec gaming machine with your favorite grabbo is opened, an ultra-special cosmetic box that makes you feel like the moment you take out the weapon of the science fiction work --GIGAZINE

Intel's ultra-compact barebone kit for gamers 'NUC 11 Extreme Kit' disassembled, what's inside? --GIGAZINE

When I turned on the NUC 11 Extreme Kit, the skull on the front, the lower part of the front, and the lower part of the side began to shine.

This way of shining can also be controlled by dedicated software called 'Intel NUC Software Studio', which will be described later. The following movie is a state when the discoloration speed when shining is increased by changing the setting.

Intel 'NUC 11 Extreme Kit' shining in the gaming rainbow full of light-YouTube

In terms of software, 'Intel NUC Software Studio' that can control LED profile and performance is prepared.

As for the LED profile, the skull type on the front, the bottom front on the lower front, and the light on the lower side can be changed separately as shown below.

For performance, you can switch modes such as 'MAX PERFORMANCE', 'BALANCED', 'LOW POWER', and 'Current BIOS settings', and change the fan speed.

The system monitor can check details such as processor, memory, dGPU (discrete GPU), and storage.

Now let's run the benchmark. First of all, I ran the

standard benchmark software 'GeekBench 5 Pro'. NUC 11 Extreme Kit includes 'NUC11BTMi9' with Core i9-11900KB and 'NUC11BTMi7' with Core i7-11700B, and this time I used 'NUC11BTMi9' with Core i9. The single-core score was '1653' and the multi-core score was '9124'.

The system details are below.

Details of single core performance and ...

The details of multi-core performance are like this.

The OpenCL score was '99994', but this time the rental machine had '

ASUS DUAL-RTX3060-O12G ' as a graphic board, so it's just a reference record.

On the other hand, the result of 'PassMark PerformanceTest Ver.10 ' that performs multiple benchmarks for each of the five items of CPU, 2D graphics, 3D graphics, memory, and disk speed and performs detailed quantification was like this. .. The overall score is 94th percentile (= 6% from the top), CPU is 91th percentile, 2D graphics is 98th percentile, 3D graphics is 86th percentile, memory is 59th percentile, and disk speed is 97th percentile. In addition to the graphic card prepared separately as mentioned above, ' Sabrent 500GB rocket Nvme PCIe 4.0 M.2 2280 ' was also prepared for storage, and 'Kingston HyperX KHX3200C20S4 / 8G' was also prepared for memory, so the above Please note that the score reflects the capabilities of these optional items.

The results of 'PassMark BurnInTest ', which measures the reliability of hardware, are as follows. I've heard complaints that the NUC will turn off during use, but at least this rental machine has no problem even if the load is applied for an hour.

The following is the result of benchmarking the 3D game benchmark '

FINAL FANTASY XV BENCHMARK ' with the normal quality, 3840 x 2160, and full screen settings.

The following is the result of measuring the main body temperature with

'FLIR ONE Pro ' that can be used as a thermo camera just by attaching it to a smartphone during the above load test. The maximum temperature on the front is 39.7 degrees, slightly below the skull. This time, we are aiming at the highest temperature part of each surface.

The right side is 46.1 degrees when viewed from the front.

The left side is 37.2 degrees.

The back is 37.8 degrees.

The temperature on the top was the highest, 49 degrees. The impression is that the fan noise is almost quiet even under heavy load.

The BIOS screen can be entered by repeatedly pressing the F2 key while the skull logo is displayed.

The Main tab looks like this.

Advanced tab

Cooling tab

Performance tab

Security tab

Power tab

Each Boot tab looked like this.

Intel 'NUC 11 Extreme Kit' will be released in the third quarter of 2021. Regarding the price, the 'NUC11BTMi9' with Core i9-11900KB is expected to be $ 1,350 (about 148,000 yen), and the 'NUC11BTMi7' with Core i7-11700B is expected to be $ 1,150 (about 126,000 yen).

in Review,   Hardware,   Video, Posted by darkhorse_log