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Intel NUC 11 Beast Canyon with Core i9 and RTX 3060 in review

Compact powerhouse! Intel once again raises the bar for performance with the Intel NUC 11 Extreme Compute Element. The new Compute Element is used in the Beast Canyon and, together with a dedicated Nvidia GPU, makes for a powerful and compact gaming system. You can find out how well the system performs against comparable desktop systems in this review.
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Intel mainly offers compact office systems under the NUC brand. Nevertheless, there are gaming systems from Intel that also carry NUC in their name. Last year, for instance, we were impressed by the performance of the Intel Ghost Canyon NUC. This year, Intel has introduced yet another gaming system based on the specially developed compute element, the Beast Canyon NUC, by taking a slightly different approach.

Visually, the two systems differ greatly although the rough internal layout only varies in the arrangement of the components. The power supply is still tucked away in the case and uses the SFX form factor this time, which makes replacement easier in case of a defect. The new compute element is still stowed away as a plug-in card in a PCI Express slot and contains the Intel Core i9-11900KB — a very fast SoC with 8 cores and 16 threads. Furthermore, the NUC 11 Extreme compute element offers space for two SO-DIMM modules and stores up to three M.2 SSD2 in addition to the WLAN module.

The SoC has its own iGPU, which is only suitable for gaming to a limited extent. Instead, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 installed in the Beast Canyon provides a decent gaming performance in combination with the fast SoC.

The pricing of the Beast Canyon is not quite straightforward. Intel itself quotes an MSRP of just under US$1,200 for the Core i9 model, which we have in review here. The Core i7 model (Intel Core i9-11700B) is priced at around US$1,000. It should be noted that these are the prices of the barebone system, which means additional costs for RAM, SSD, and GPU. A rough estimate using our test system as a basis indicates the costs to be well over US$2,000. The current situation for graphics cards is the biggest factor for the additional costs. The installed GeForce RTX 3060 from Asus currently costs ~US$1,000. Costs can be reduced a bit if you choose a cheaper alternative or select a suitable model on your own.

However, those who want to use the Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit with a dedicated graphics card should pay attention to the dimensions of the card. The cooling unit should not take up more than two PCIe slots. The length of the graphics card is limited to a maximum of 12 inches.

Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit – Beast Canyon
Processor
Intel Core i9-11900KB 8 x 3.3 - 5.3 GHz, 90 W PL2 / Short Burst, 65 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 - 12288 MB, Core: 1837 MHz, Memory: 15000 MHz, 170 W TDP, Nvidia 471.41
Memory
16384 MB 
Mainboard
Intel WM590 (Tiger Lake PCH-H)
Storage
Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB, 500 GB 
, M.2 2280 NVMe
Connections
12 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 7.1 digital, Card Reader: SDXC with UHS-II support
Networking
Intel I225-LM Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 189 x 120 x 357 ( = 7.44 x 4.72 x 14.06 in)
Additional features
36 Months Warranty
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Intel NUC 11 Beast Canyon - Compute Element
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Intel NUC 11 Extreme compute element in detail

Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit Compute Element
Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit Compute Element

The Intel NUC 11 Extreme offers the Intel Core i9-11900KB — an 8-core SoC with 16 threads based on the Tiger Lake series. The SoC has its roots in mobile form factors and is a good option for small and compact systems due to the low power consumption. Furthermore, all external interfaces are on the Compute Element, which is in the form of a PCI Express plug-in card in the system. Everything important is on board and you don't have to do without anything.

On the back, there are 6x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A and two USB-C ports including Thunderbolt 4. Up to three displays can be operated simultaneously via HDMI or USB-C, and there are two different ways to connect the system to the network — WiFi 6E or 2.5 Gbit LAN. Two SO-DIMM RAM modules with a maximum of 32 GB each can be installed in the compute element itself. Furthermore, there is room for three M.2 SSDs.

Processor benchmarks

The Intel Core i9-11900KB is an SoC that has found its way from the laptop to the desktop. Intel installs the SoC in the Compute Element and benefits from the low power consumption of 65 W. However, the maximum CPU package power is limited to 90 W for a short time.

In the test, the SoC shows solid performance and performs somewhat similar to the Intel Core i5-11600K. The Intel Core i9-11900KB is superior to the Core i5-11600K in multi-thread applications due to the two additional computing units. If we compare two 8-core CPUs, our test sample has to admit defeat in comparison with the Intel Core i9-11900K. Nevertheless, the gap is manageable when you look at the energy consumption of these CPUs.

For further comparisons and benchmarks, we refer you to our CPU comparison chart.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
HWiNFO
Performance Rating - Percent
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
67.9 pt ∼68%
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
65 pt ∼65%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
63.4 pt ∼63%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
62.9 pt ∼63%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
59.4 pt ∼59%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
58.6 pt ∼59%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
57.3 pt ∼57%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
53.2 pt ∼53%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
51.1 pt ∼51%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
266 Points ∼91% +8%
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
262 Points ∼90% +6%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
247 Points ∼85%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
242 Points ∼83% -2%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
224 Points ∼77% -9%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
219 Points ∼75% -11%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
215 Points ∼74% -13%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
209 Points ∼72% -15%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
205 Points ∼70% -17%
CPU Multi 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
4002 Points ∼41% +97%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
2620 Points ∼27% +29%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
2616 Points ∼27% +29%
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
2436 Points ∼25% +20%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
2230 Points ∼23% +10%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
2027 Points ∼21%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
1738 Points ∼18% -14%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
1607 Points ∼17% -21%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
1452 Points ∼15% -28%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
647 Points ∼80% +3%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
629 Points ∼78%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
625 Points ∼77% -1%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
595 Points ∼73% -5%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
544 Points ∼67% -14%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
532 Points ∼66% -15%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
520 Points ∼64% -17%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
504 Points ∼62% -20%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
464 Points ∼57% -26%
CPU (Multi Core)
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
9075 Points ∼39% +95%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
6381 Points ∼27% +37%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
6068 Points ∼26% +31%
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
5997 Points ∼25% +29%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
5120 Points ∼22% +10%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
4644 Points ∼20%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
4349 Points ∼18% -6%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
3443 Points ∼15% -26%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
3357 Points ∼14% -28%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
3.1 Points ∼89% +9%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
3.09 Points ∼88% +9%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
2.87 Points ∼82% +1%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
2.84 Points ∼81%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
2.56 Points ∼73% -10%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
2.4 Points ∼69% -15%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
2.37 Points ∼68% -17%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
2.36 Points ∼67% -17%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
2.19 Points ∼63% -23%
CPU Multi 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
43.68 Points ∼80% +98%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
29.31 Points ∼54% +33%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
29.03 Points ∼53% +32%
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
26.76 Points ∼49% +21%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
24.18 Points ∼45% +10%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
22.07 Points ∼41%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
19.32 Points ∼36% -12%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
18.04 Points ∼33% -18%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
15.76 Points ∼29% -29%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
14149 Points ∼86% +13%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
13039 Points ∼80% +4%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
12957 Points ∼79% +4%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
12508 Points ∼76%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
10625 Points ∼65% -15%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
10580 Points ∼65% -15%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
10497 Points ∼64% -16%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
10359 Points ∼63% -17%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
9594 Points ∼59% -23%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
86232 Points ∼76% +28%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
83426 Points ∼74% +24%
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
80613 Points ∼71% +20%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
80495 Points ∼71% +20%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
68388 Points ∼61% +2%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
67183 Points ∼60%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
64663 Points ∼57% -4%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
55742 Points ∼49% -17%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
51816 Points ∼46% -23%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
317.4 Seconds * ∼2% -21%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
302.4 Seconds * ∼2% -15%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
264.5 Seconds * ∼2% -1%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
262.7 Seconds * ∼2%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
222.7 Seconds * ∼2% +15%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
196.8 Seconds * ∼1% +25%
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
190.3 Seconds * ∼1% +28%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
167.3 Seconds * ∼1% +36%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
125.8 Seconds * ∼1% +52%
wPrime 2.10
32m
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
4.919 s * ∼1% -44%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
4.648 s * ∼1% -36%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
4.112 s * ∼1% -20%
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
3.982 s * ∼1% -17%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
3.788 s * ∼1% -11%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
3.74 s * ∼1% -9%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
3.582 s * ∼1% -5%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
3.416 s * ∼1%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
3.037 s * ∼1% +11%
1024m
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
120.2 s * ∼1% -18%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
113.2 s * ∼1% -11%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
107.6 s * ∼1% -5%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
102.2 s * ∼1%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
86.1 s * ∼1% +16%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
81.4 s * ∼1% +20%
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
77.9 s * ∼1% +24%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
66.3 s * ∼1% +35%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
44.86 s * ∼1% +56%
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0
Pass 1
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
339 (338min - 341max) fps ∼92% +24%
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
309.5 (308min - 311max) fps ∼84% +14%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
299 (294min - 299max) fps ∼81% +10%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
289.5 (289min - 291max) fps ∼79% +6%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
272.5 (271min - 279max) fps ∼74%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
271 (270min - 273max) fps ∼74% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
265 (265min - 266max) fps ∼72% -3%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
251.5 (250min - 253max) fps ∼68% -8%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
237.5 (236min - 239max) fps ∼64% -13%
Pass 2
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
168 (168min - 169max) fps ∼76% +58%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
152 (151min - 152max) fps ∼69% +43%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
149 (149min - 149max) fps ∼67% +41%
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
137 (137min - 137max) fps ∼62% +29%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
119 (118min - 119max) fps ∼54% +12%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
106 (101min - 108max) fps ∼48%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
101 (101min - 101max) fps ∼46% -5%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
92.8 (89.1min - 100max) fps ∼42% -12%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
88.2 (88min - 88.2max) fps ∼40% -17%
WinRAR - Result
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
15604 KB/s ∼90% +63%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
9739 KB/s ∼56% +2%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
9584 KB/s ∼55%
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
9030 KB/s ∼52% -6%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
7850 KB/s ∼45% -18%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
7467 KB/s ∼43% -22%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
7409 KB/s ∼43% -23%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
7266 KB/s ∼42% -24%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
6536 KB/s ∼38% -32%
TrueCrypt
AES Mean 100MB
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
15 GB/s ∼56% +29%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
14.6 GB/s ∼54% +26%
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
13 GB/s ∼48% +12%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
11.6 GB/s ∼43%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
11.4 GB/s ∼42% -2%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
10.8 GB/s ∼40% -7%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
10.1 GB/s ∼37% -13%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
9.7 GB/s ∼36% -16%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
8 GB/s ∼30% -31%
Twofish Mean 100MB
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
3.6 GB/s ∼0% +112%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
2.6 GB/s ∼0% +53%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
2 GB/s ∼0% +18%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
2 GB/s ∼0% +18%
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
1.9 GB/s ∼0% +12%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
1.7 GB/s ∼0% 0%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
1.7 GB/s ∼0%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
1.5 GB/s ∼0% -12%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
1.4 GB/s ∼0% -18%
Serpent Mean 100MB
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
2.3 GB/s ∼0% +109%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
1.5 GB/s ∼0% +36%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
1.3 GB/s ∼0% +18%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
1.2 GB/s ∼0% +9%
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
1.2 GB/s ∼0% +9%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
1.1 GB/s ∼0%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
1 GB/s ∼0% -9%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
0.9 GB/s ∼0% -18%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
0.82 GB/s ∼0% -25%
Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
12363 Points ∼43% +39%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
11414 Points ∼40% +28%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
11354 Points ∼39% +27%
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
11035 Points ∼38% +24%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
8948 Points ∼31% 0%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
8924 Points ∼31%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
8523 Points ∼30% -4%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
7568 Points ∼26% -15%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
7248 Points ∼25% -19%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
1885 Points ∼92% +14%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
1752 Points ∼86% +6%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
1665 Points ∼82% +1%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
1656 Points ∼81%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
1449 Points ∼71% -12%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
1378 Points ∼67% -17%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
1353 Points ∼66% -18%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
1306 Points ∼64% -21%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
1286 Points ∼63% -22%
Geekbench 5.0
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
12976 Points ∼41% +47%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
11407 Points ∼36% +29%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
11246 Points ∼35% +27%
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
11008 Points ∼35% +24%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
9163 Points ∼29% +4%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
8845 Points ∼28%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
8542 Points ∼27% -3%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
7540 Points ∼24% -15%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
7237 Points ∼23% -18%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
1863 Points ∼45% +14%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
1731 Points ∼42% +6%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
1673 Points ∼40% +2%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
1638 Points ∼39%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
1440 Points ∼35% -12%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
1360 Points ∼33% -17%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
1355 Points ∼33% -17%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
1315 Points ∼32% -20%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
1281 Points ∼31% -22%
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
7976 Points ∼92% +14%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
7438 Points ∼86% +6%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
7333 Points ∼85% +5%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
6991 Points ∼81%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
6348 Points ∼73% -9%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
5969 Points ∼69% -15%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
5830 Points ∼67% -17%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
5821 Points ∼67% -17%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
5749 Points ∼66% -18%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
48962 Points ∼60% +35%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
44131 Points ∼54% +22%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
43058 Points ∼53% +19%
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
42329 Points ∼52% +17%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
36310 Points ∼45%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
35526 Points ∼44% -2%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
33266 Points ∼41% -8%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
29385 Points ∼36% -19%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
28391 Points ∼35% -22%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance Physics
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
23381 Points ∼81% +31%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
22140 Points ∼77% +24%
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
21175 Points ∼74% +19%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
21016 Points ∼73% +18%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
18905 Points ∼66% +6%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
17803 Points ∼62%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
17381 Points ∼60% -2%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
16422 Points ∼57% -8%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
15961 Points ∼55% -10%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
99467 MIPS ∼70% +98%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
74306 MIPS ∼53% +48%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
70968 MIPS ∼50% +42%
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
62746 MIPS ∼44% +25%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
59247 MIPS ∼42% +18%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
50152 MIPS ∼35%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
45322 MIPS ∼32% -10%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
44081 MIPS ∼31% -12%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
40379 MIPS ∼29% -19%
7z b 4 -mmt1
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
6970 MIPS ∼100% +17%
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
6652 MIPS ∼95% +11%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
6136 MIPS ∼88% +3%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
5979 MIPS ∼86%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
5954 MIPS ∼85% 0%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
5642 MIPS ∼81% -6%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
5516 MIPS ∼79% -8%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
5340 MIPS ∼77% -11%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
5289 MIPS ∼76% -12%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
21 fps ∼45% +46%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
20.8 fps ∼45% +44%
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
19.8 fps ∼42% +38%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
16.1 fps ∼35% +12%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
15.8 fps ∼34% +10%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
14.7 fps ∼32% +2%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
14.4 fps ∼31%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
12.2 fps ∼26% -15%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
11.4 fps ∼24% -21%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
0.593 sec * ∼13% -11%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
0.541 sec * ∼12% -1%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
0.535 sec * ∼12%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
0.528 sec * ∼11% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
0.524 sec * ∼11% +2%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
0.512 sec * ∼11% +4%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
0.506 sec * ∼11% +5%
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
0.4733 sec * ∼10% +12%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
0.4509 sec * ∼10% +16%
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Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
76 s * ∼19% -69%
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
72.5 s * ∼18% -61%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
53.6 s * ∼14% -19%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
46.06 s * ∼12% -3%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
45.23 s * ∼11% -1%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
44.9 s * ∼11%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
44.78 s * ∼11% -0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
43.31 s * ∼11% +4%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
39.7 s * ∼10% +12%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
296 Points ∼82% +10%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
280 Points ∼78% +4%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
269 Points ∼75%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
255 Points ∼71% -5%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
249 Points ∼69% -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
239 Points ∼66% -11%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
239 Points ∼66% -11%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
233 Points ∼65% -13%
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
217 Points ∼60% -19%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
760 ms * ∼1% -26%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
754 ms * ∼1% -25%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
709 ms * ∼1% -18%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
706 ms * ∼1% -17%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
683 ms * ∼1% -13%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
602 ms * ∼1%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
587 ms * ∼1% +2%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
558 ms * ∼1% +7%
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
544 ms * ∼1% +10%
3DMark
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Physics
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
31881 Points ∼77% +33%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
31095 Points ∼75% +30%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
29374 Points ∼71% +23%
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
27685 Points ∼67% +16%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
25286 Points ∼61% +6%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
23921 Points ∼58%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
23190 Points ∼56% -3%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
21864 Points ∼53% -9%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
19942 Points ∼48% -17%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Physics
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
32004 Points ∼79% +32%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
30938 Points ∼76% +27%
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
29805 Points ∼73% +23%
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
28927 Points ∼71% +19%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
25132 Points ∼62% +3%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
24327 Points ∼60%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
22631 Points ∼56% -7%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
21706 Points ∼53% -11%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
20040 Points ∼49% -18%
2560x1440 Time Spy CPU
Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-10900K, 3700
14326 Points ∼77% +43%
Intel Core i9-11900K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i9-11900K, 3500
13433 Points ∼72% +34%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R9 3950X, 3500
12404 Points ∼66% +24%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 5800X, 3800
11599 Points ∼62% +16%
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, NVIDIA Titan RTX
R7 3800XT, 3900
10302 Points ∼55% +3%
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
i9-11900KB, 3300
10035 Points ∼54%
Intel Core i5-11600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-11600K, 3900
9482 Points ∼51% -6%
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
i9-9980HK, 2400
9417 Points ∼50% -6%
Intel Core i5-10600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
i5-10600K, 4100
8290 Points ∼44% -17%

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Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit in the Cinebench R15 multi-loop

The first load test with the Cinebench R15 multi-loop shows stable performance. With 1,800 points, the Intel Core i9-11900KB delivers a consistently high performance without performance drops. Nevertheless, a slight performance drop can be noticed after the first two runs.

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Intel Beast Canyon NUC Intel Core i9-11900KB, Intel Core i9-11900KB: Ø1800 (1776.75-1859.25)
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070) Intel Core i9-9980HK, Intel Core i9-9980HK: Ø1463 (1410.79-1593.44)

Application performance

In the application benchmarks, our test sample is only very slightly ahead of the Ghost Canyon NUC. Overall, the newer hardware cannot provide a decent performance gain. Subjectively, however, we can say that both the Ghost Canyon NUC and the Beast Canyon NUC are quite fast in everyday use. Long waiting times were only experienced when downloading large games, but this is due to the internet provider's bandwidth restrictions. Our test sample also does quite well against current test systems, as can be seen in the PCMark 10 results below.

Intel equipped the test sample with a 500 GB SSD, which performed very well in the test. Due to the build, it is possible to only install SSDs in the Beast Canyon NUC. The Compute Element has three M.2-2280 slots and another module can be installed in the case on the underside.

AS SSD
AS SSD
CDM 3
CDM 3
CDM 5
CDM 5
CDM 6
CDM 6
CDI
CDI
Performance Rating - Percent
Intel Core i9-11900K, Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
98.5 pt ∼99%
Intel Core i5-11600K, Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
96.7 pt ∼97%
Intel Core i9-10900K, Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
95.1 pt ∼95%
Intel Core i5-10600K, Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
92.5 pt ∼93%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
91.1 pt ∼91%
Corsair One i160, Intel Core i9-9900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
65.2 pt ∼65%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
46.8 pt ∼47%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
46.5 pt ∼47%
PCMark 10 - Score
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
7869 Points ∼100% +8%
Intel Core i9-11900K, Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
7745 Points ∼98% +6%
Intel Core i5-11600K, Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
7740 Points ∼98% +6%
Intel Core i9-10900K, Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
7641 Points ∼97% +5%
Corsair One i160, Intel Core i9-9900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
7329 Points ∼93% +1%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
7281 Points ∼93%
Intel Core i5-10600K, Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
7279 Points ∼93% 0%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
6939 Points ∼88% -5%
SPECviewperf 12
1900x1060 Solidworks (sw-03)
Intel Core i9-11900K, Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
182 fps ∼100% +154%
Intel Core i9-10900K, Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
172.2 fps ∼95% +141%
Intel Core i5-11600K, Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
171 fps ∼94% +139%
Intel Core i5-10600K, Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
158.2 fps ∼87% +121%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
157.6 fps ∼87% +120%
Corsair One i160, Intel Core i9-9900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
83.7 fps ∼46% +17%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
71.6 fps ∼39%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
59.2 fps ∼33% -17%
1900x1060 Siemens NX (snx-02)
Intel Core i9-10900K, Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
263.3 fps ∼100% +2909%
Intel Core i5-10600K, Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
259.1 fps ∼98% +2861%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
254.8 fps ∼97% +2812%
Intel Core i5-11600K, Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
251 fps ∼95% +2769%
Intel Core i9-11900K, Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
245 fps ∼93% +2700%
Corsair One i160, Intel Core i9-9900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
12.72 fps ∼5% +45%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
9.08 fps ∼3% +4%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
8.75 fps ∼3%
1900x1060 Showcase (showcase-01)
Intel Core i9-11900K, Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
203 fps ∼100% +80%
Intel Core i5-11600K, Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
202 fps ∼100% +79%
Intel Core i5-10600K, Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
196.1 fps ∼97% +74%
Intel Core i9-10900K, Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
192.4 fps ∼95% +70%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
188.3 fps ∼93% +67%
Corsair One i160, Intel Core i9-9900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
182.3 fps ∼90% +61%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
118.5 fps ∼58% +5%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
113 fps ∼56%
1900x1060 Medical (medical-01)
Intel Core i5-10600K, Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
94.6 fps ∼100% +131%
Intel Core i9-10900K, Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
94.5 fps ∼100% +131%
Intel Core i5-11600K, Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
88.7 fps ∼94% +117%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
88.1 fps ∼93% +115%
Intel Core i9-11900K, Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
87.8 fps ∼93% +115%
Corsair One i160, Intel Core i9-9900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
56.6 fps ∼60% +38%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
40.9 fps ∼43%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
40.14 fps ∼42% -2%
1900x1060 Maya (maya-04)
Intel Core i9-11900K, Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
199 fps ∼100% +4%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
191 fps ∼96%
Corsair One i160, Intel Core i9-9900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
190.9 fps ∼96% 0%
Intel Core i9-10900K, Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
188.7 fps ∼95% -1%
Intel Core i5-11600K, Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
186 fps ∼93% -3%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
172.2 fps ∼87% -10%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
171 fps ∼86% -10%
Intel Core i5-10600K, Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
169.4 fps ∼85% -11%
1900x1060 Energy (energy-01)
Intel Core i5-10600K, Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
28.77 fps ∼100% +188%
Intel Core i9-10900K, Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
28.72 fps ∼100% +187%
Intel Core i5-11600K, Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
28.3 fps ∼98% +183%
Intel Core i9-11900K, Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
28.2 fps ∼98% +182%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
28.18 fps ∼98% +182%
Corsair One i160, Intel Core i9-9900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
16.72 fps ∼58% +67%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
11.49 fps ∼40% +15%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
10 fps ∼35%
1900x1060 Creo (creo-01)
Intel Core i9-11900K, Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
173 fps ∼100% +250%
Intel Core i5-11600K, Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
164 fps ∼95% +232%
Intel Core i9-10900K, Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
157.2 fps ∼91% +218%
Intel Core i5-10600K, Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
142.7 fps ∼82% +189%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
134.8 fps ∼78% +173%
Corsair One i160, Intel Core i9-9900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
72.2 fps ∼42% +46%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
52.2 fps ∼30% +6%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
49.4 fps ∼29%
1900x1060 Catia (catia-04)
Intel Core i9-11900K, Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
269 fps ∼100% +249%
Intel Core i5-11600K, Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
251 fps ∼93% +226%
Intel Core i9-10900K, Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
225.2 fps ∼84% +192%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
218.4 fps ∼81% +184%
Intel Core i5-10600K, Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
215.5 fps ∼80% +180%
Corsair One i160, Intel Core i9-9900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
120.8 fps ∼45% +57%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
78.3 fps ∼29% +2%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
77 fps ∼29%
1900x1060 3ds Max (3dsmax-05)
Intel Core i9-10900K, Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
297.4 fps ∼100% +48%
Intel Core i5-10600K, Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
296.9 fps ∼100% +48%
Intel Core i9-11900K, Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
289 fps ∼97% +44%
Intel Core i5-11600K, Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
288 fps ∼97% +43%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
274.5 fps ∼92% +37%
Corsair One i160, Intel Core i9-9900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
271.8 fps ∼91% +35%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
201 fps ∼68%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
180.8 fps ∼61% -10%
SPECviewperf 13
Solidworks (sw-04)
Intel Core i9-11900K, Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
198 fps ∼100% +90%
Intel Core i5-11600K, Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
185 fps ∼93% +78%
Intel Core i9-10900K, Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
166.2 fps ∼84% +60%
Intel Core i5-10600K, Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
153.9 fps ∼78% +48%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
153.2 fps ∼77% +47%
Corsair One i160, Intel Core i9-9900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
116.3 fps ∼59% +12%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
104 fps ∼53%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
85.4 fps ∼43% -18%
Siemens NX (snx-03)
Intel Core i9-10900K, Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
472.9 fps ∼100% +2893%
Intel Core i5-10600K, Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
469.1 fps ∼99% +2869%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
460 fps ∼97% +2811%
Intel Core i5-11600K, Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
453 fps ∼96% +2767%
Intel Core i9-11900K, Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
450 fps ∼95% +2748%
Corsair One i160, Intel Core i9-9900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
23.03 fps ∼5% +46%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
16.33 fps ∼3% +3%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
15.8 fps ∼3%
Showcase (showcase-02)
Intel Core i5-10600K, Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
195.1 fps ∼100% +73%
Intel Core i9-10900K, Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
194.1 fps ∼99% +72%
Intel Core i9-11900K, Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
194 fps ∼99% +72%
Intel Core i5-11600K, Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
193 fps ∼99% +71%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
186.8 fps ∼96% +65%
Corsair One i160, Intel Core i9-9900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
182.6 fps ∼94% +62%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
118.5 fps ∼61% +5%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
113 fps ∼58%
Medical (medical-02)
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
90.3 fps ∼100% +66%
Intel Core i9-11900K, Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
90 fps ∼100% +65%
Intel Core i5-11600K, Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
90 fps ∼100% +65%
Intel Core i5-10600K, Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
89.7 fps ∼99% +65%
Intel Core i9-10900K, Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
88.7 fps ∼98% +63%
Corsair One i160, Intel Core i9-9900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
85 fps ∼94% +56%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
56.4 fps ∼62% +4%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
54.4 fps ∼60%
Maya (maya-05)
Intel Core i9-11900K, Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
454 fps ∼100% +73%
Intel Core i5-11600K, Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
449 fps ∼99% +71%
Intel Core i9-10900K, Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
405.9 fps ∼89% +55%
Corsair One i160, Intel Core i9-9900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
402 fps ∼89% +53%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
394.9 fps ∼87% +51%
Intel Core i5-10600K, Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
387.5 fps ∼85% +48%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
281 fps ∼62% +7%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
262 fps ∼58%
Energy (energy-02)
Intel Core i5-11600K, Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
53.9 fps ∼100% +293%
Intel Core i9-11900K, Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
53.7 fps ∼100% +292%
Intel Core i5-10600K, Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
53.3 fps ∼99% +289%
Intel Core i9-10900K, Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
53.2 fps ∼99% +288%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
52.4 fps ∼97% +282%
Corsair One i160, Intel Core i9-9900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
31.93 fps ∼59% +133%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
21.83 fps ∼41% +59%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
13.7 fps ∼25%
Creo (creo-02)
Intel Core i9-11900K, Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
355 fps ∼100% +106%
Intel Core i5-11600K, Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
354 fps ∼100% +106%
Intel Core i9-10900K, Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
336.3 fps ∼95% +96%
Intel Core i5-10600K, Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
331.7 fps ∼93% +93%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
328.8 fps ∼93% +91%
Corsair One i160, Intel Core i9-9900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
286.1 fps ∼81% +66%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
183.8 fps ∼52% +7%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
172 fps ∼48%
Catia (catia-05)
Intel Core i9-11900K, Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
415 fps ∼100% +299%
Intel Core i5-11600K, Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
397 fps ∼96% +282%
Intel Core i9-10900K, Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
362.1 fps ∼87% +248%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
355.2 fps ∼86% +242%
Intel Core i5-10600K, Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
341.7 fps ∼82% +229%
Corsair One i160, Intel Core i9-9900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
177.3 fps ∼43% +70%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
113.7 fps ∼27% +9%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
104 fps ∼25%
3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
Intel Core i5-10600K, Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
294.4 fps ∼100% +46%
Intel Core i9-10900K, Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
292.5 fps ∼99% +45%
Intel Core i5-11600K, Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
288 fps ∼98% +43%
Intel Core i9-11900K, Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
287 fps ∼97% +42%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
274.5 fps ∼93% +36%
Corsair One i160, Intel Core i9-9900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
265.9 fps ∼90% +32%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
202 fps ∼69%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070), Intel Core i9-9980HK
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
178.6 fps ∼61% -12%

3D performance and gaming performance

For a good gaming performance, our test system is equipped with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 from Asus. Since the Beast Canyon NUC is sold without a dedicated graphics card, users can decide for themselves what they want to install. The integrated GPU of the Intel Core i9-11900KB is not recommended for gaming. The GeForce RTX 3060 installed here offers solid performance that is mostly sufficient for 1080p as well as 1440p gaming. It is not quite sufficient for consistently smooth 4K gaming, though. Nevertheless, older titles can be rendered smoothly in high resolutions.

For further comparisons and benchmarks, refer to our GPU comparison table.

If you want to install a different graphics card in the Beast Canyon NUC, you should be aware of the GPU's dimensions in advance. The graphics card must not have more than a two-slot cooling design and should have a maximum length of 12 inches.

Performance Rating - Percent
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i7-10700, Phison 512GB PA6620060U
89.5 pt ∼90%
Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600
87.5 pt ∼88%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC -2!
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, i9-11900KB, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
84.9 pt ∼85%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070)
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9980HK, Kingston KC2500 1 TB SKC2500M81000G
75.5 pt ∼76%
Borderlands 3
1280x720 Very Low Overall Quality (DX11)
Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600
172 fps ∼100% +10%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, i9-11900KB, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
156 fps ∼91%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070)
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9980HK, Kingston KC2500 1 TB SKC2500M81000G
152 fps ∼88% -3%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i7-10700, Phison 512GB PA6620060U
149 fps ∼87% -4%
1920x1080 Badass Overall Quality (DX11)
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, i9-11900KB, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
100 fps ∼100%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i7-10700, Phison 512GB PA6620060U
98.8 fps ∼99% -1%
Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600
78.5 fps ∼79% -21%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070)
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9980HK, Kingston KC2500 1 TB SKC2500M81000G
70.9 fps ∼71% -29%
Metro Exodus
1280x720 Low Quality AF:4x
Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600
202 (94.16min - 331.35max) fps ∼100% +2%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, i9-11900KB, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
198 (96.07min - 323.73max) fps ∼98%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070)
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9980HK, Kingston KC2500 1 TB SKC2500M81000G
181 (100.48min - 268.67max) fps ∼90% -9%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i7-10700, Phison 512GB PA6620060U
166 (92.98min - 251.64max) fps ∼82% -16%
1920x1080 Ultra Quality AF:16x
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i7-10700, Phison 512GB PA6620060U
93.1 (45.73min - 151.06max) fps ∼100% +56%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070)
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9980HK, Kingston KC2500 1 TB SKC2500M81000G
60.9 (33.61min - 92.62max) fps ∼65% +2%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, i9-11900KB, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
59.8 (30.99min - 119.9max) fps ∼64%
Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600
55.1 (32.45min - 87.42max) fps ∼59% -8%
Far Cry New Dawn
1280x720 Low Preset
Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600
163 (117min - 259max) fps ∼100% +13%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, i9-11900KB, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
144 (82min - 218max) fps ∼88%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070)
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9980HK, Kingston KC2500 1 TB SKC2500M81000G
128 (92min - 190max) fps ∼79% -11%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i7-10700, Phison 512GB PA6620060U
126 (96min - 186max) fps ∼77% -12%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset
Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600
112 (83min - 146max) fps ∼100% +10%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, i9-11900KB, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
102 (72min - 145max) fps ∼91%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i7-10700, Phison 512GB PA6620060U
95 (66min - 149max) fps ∼85% -7%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070)
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9980HK, Kingston KC2500 1 TB SKC2500M81000G
79 (61min - 99max) fps ∼71% -23%
Far Cry 5
1280x720 Low Preset AA:T
Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600
196 (146min - 267max) fps ∼100% +15%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, i9-11900KB, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
170 (105min - 231max) fps ∼87%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i7-10700, Phison 512GB PA6620060U
150 (118min - 203max) fps ∼77% -12%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070)
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9980HK, Kingston KC2500 1 TB SKC2500M81000G
147 (119min - 193max) fps ∼75% -14%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600
132 (109min - 150max) fps ∼100% +8%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, i9-11900KB, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
122 (93min - 151max) fps ∼92%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i7-10700, Phison 512GB PA6620060U
117 (89min - 155max) fps ∼89% -4%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070)
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9980HK, Kingston KC2500 1 TB SKC2500M81000G
86 (68min - 111max) fps ∼65% -30%
X-Plane 11.11
1280x720 low (fps_test=1)
Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600
160 fps ∼100% +6%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, i9-11900KB, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
151 fps ∼94%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070)
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9980HK, Kingston KC2500 1 TB SKC2500M81000G
127 fps ∼79% -16%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i7-10700, Phison 512GB PA6620060U
124 fps ∼78% -18%
1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600
112 fps ∼100% +7%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, i9-11900KB, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
105 fps ∼94%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070)
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9980HK, Kingston KC2500 1 TB SKC2500M81000G
92.7 fps ∼83% -12%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i7-10700, Phison 512GB PA6620060U
91 fps ∼81% -13%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark
1280x720 Lite Quality
Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600
210 fps ∼100% +7%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, i9-11900KB, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
196 fps ∼93%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070)
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9980HK, Kingston KC2500 1 TB SKC2500M81000G
193 (94min - 237max) fps ∼92% -2%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i7-10700, Phison 512GB PA6620060U
167 fps ∼80% -15%
1920x1080 High Quality
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i7-10700, Phison 512GB PA6620060U
112 fps ∼100% +26%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070)
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9980HK, Kingston KC2500 1 TB SKC2500M81000G
90.6 (56min - 138max) fps ∼81% +2%
Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600
88.6 fps ∼79% 0%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, i9-11900KB, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
88.6 fps ∼79%
Dota 2 Reborn
1280x720 min (0/3) fastest
Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600
202.1 (165min) fps ∼100% +13%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, i9-11900KB, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
178.3 (153.2min) fps ∼88%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i7-10700, Phison 512GB PA6620060U
164.2 (143.5min) fps ∼81% -8%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070)
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9980HK, Kingston KC2500 1 TB SKC2500M81000G
155.6 (135.2min) fps ∼77% -13%
1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600
159.7 (126.4min) fps ∼100% +9%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, i9-11900KB, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
147.1 (126min) fps ∼92%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070)
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9980HK, Kingston KC2500 1 TB SKC2500M81000G
130.3 (114.9min) fps ∼82% -11%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i7-10700, Phison 512GB PA6620060U
129.7 (113.4min) fps ∼81% -12%
The Witcher 3
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600
433 (59.9min, 150P0.1, 297P1 - 888max) fps ∼100%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i7-10700, Phison 512GB PA6620060U
367 fps ∼85%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070)
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9980HK, Kingston KC2500 1 TB SKC2500M81000G
286 (243min - 334max) fps ∼66%
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i7-10700, Phison 512GB PA6620060U
121 fps ∼100%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070)
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9980HK, Kingston KC2500 1 TB SKC2500M81000G
83.1 (72min - 93max) fps ∼69%
Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600
63.3 (22.3min, 40.7P0.1, 51.3P1 - 358max) fps ∼52%
3DMark
Fire Strike Extreme Graphics
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i7-10700, Phison 512GB PA6620060U
15597 Points ∼100% +53%
Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600
10330 Points ∼66% +1%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, i9-11900KB, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
10181 Points ∼65%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070)
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9980HK, Kingston KC2500 1 TB SKC2500M81000G
9979 Points ∼64% -2%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i7-10700, Phison 512GB PA6620060U
30090 Points ∼100% +41%
Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600
21847 Points ∼73% +2%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, i9-11900KB, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
21379 Points ∼71%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070)
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9980HK, Kingston KC2500 1 TB SKC2500M81000G
20775 Points ∼69% -3%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i7-10700, Phison 512GB PA6620060U
12668 Points ∼100% +49%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070)
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9980HK, Kingston KC2500 1 TB SKC2500M81000G
8631 Points ∼68% +1%
Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600
8559 Points ∼68% 0%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, i9-11900KB, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
8525 Points ∼67%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance GPU
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i7-10700, Phison 512GB PA6620060U
40950 Points ∼100% +42%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, i9-11900KB, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
28939 Points ∼71%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070)
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9980HK, Kingston KC2500 1 TB SKC2500M81000G
28828 Points ∼70% 0%
Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600
28072 Points ∼69% -3%
1280x720 Performance
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i7-10700, Phison 512GB PA6620060U
29057 Points ∼100% +16%
Inno3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600
26986 Points ∼93% +7%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, i9-11900KB, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
25149 Points ∼87%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070)
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9980HK, Kingston KC2500 1 TB SKC2500M81000G
24131 Points ∼83% -4%
low med. high ultraQHD4K
GTA V (2015) 186 181 177 104 81.4 82.3 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 178.3 161.7 155.6 147.1 116.1 fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 196 123 88.6 64.8 38 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 151 133 105 88.5 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 170 140 131 122 94 49 fps
Strange Brigade (2018) 491 230 180 154 116 66.8 fps
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 144 120 115 102 88 50 fps
Metro Exodus (2019) 198 105 77.4 59.8 48.6 31.3 fps
Borderlands 3 (2019) 156 152 133 100 70.2 36.8 fps
F1 2020 (2020) 355 259 208 142 106 60.2 fps
F1 2021 (2021) 419 261 206 96.9 72 40.9 fps
Far Cry 6 (2021) 136 116 103 90.8 68.8 38.8 fps

Energy consumption and heat development of the Intel NUC 11 Beast Canyon

Intel NUC 11 Beast Canyon during the stress test
Intel NUC 11 Beast Canyon during the stress test
Intel NUC 11 Beast Canyon during the stress test

The Intel NUC 11 Extreme's low energy consumption is a source of joy. Due to the frugal SoC, we only note 124 W for the system under load in the Cinebench R15 Multi test. A desktop system based on an Intel Core i5-10600K needs an average of 172.5 W. The test system with the Intel Core i9-10900K consumes ~100 W as well.

In the stress test, the Intel Core i9-11900KB is a bit hungrier when it comes to power consumption in comparison to the Intel Core i9-9980HK. Nevertheless, the additional demand of only three percent is manageable and also quite good with 113 W on the bottom line.

When gaming, the installed graphics card determines the system's energy requirements to a large extent. The Beast Canyon NUC wins the comparison with the Ghost Canyon NUC by a narrow margin, even though the TDP of the GeForce RTX 3060 with 170 W is considerably lower than that of the GeForce RTX 2070 Super (215 W).

That Intel does not excessively regulate the performance of the Intel Core i9-11900KB can be seen in the temperature readings as soon as performance is demanded. The 100 °C mark can be reached without much issue. However, this could not be associated with a clearly decreasing performance in the performance test. The cooling of the Compute Element is ensured by a small fan, which is supported by three additional case fans in the upper area of the case. The compact design naturally has its share in the temperatures of the components. Accordingly, it also depends upon the dedicated graphics card in the system. If you only want to use the iGPU and do without a dedicated graphics adapter, you can expect a slightly higher performance of the SoC. A drastic performance gain should not be expected, however.

The compact design still has one big drawback though, and it's the noise levels. The Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit - Beast Canyon is clearly audible and at 36 dB(A), the system is not really quiet even when idling. Thus, it is not surprising that we could measure 50.5 dB(A) during gaming. We determined the noise levels at a distance of 15 cm (~6 inches) from the device. You should notice a bit less background noise as long as you do not place the Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit - Beast Canyon directly next to you.

Power Consumption
1920x1080 The Witcher 3 ultra (external Monitor)
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 3950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 95 W)
423.6 (400min - 442max) Watt * ∼100% -84%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-10900K, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G (Idle: 52.3 W)
396.2 (380min - 475max) Watt * ∼94% -72%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-10600K (Idle: 52.2 W)
386.9 (380min - 404max) Watt * ∼91% -68%
Corsair One i160
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), i9-9900K, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP (Idle: 51.5 W)
359 (348min - 374max) Watt * ∼85% -56%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070)
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9980HK, Kingston KC2500 1 TB SKC2500M81000G (Idle: 33.1 W)
237.1 (227min - 263max) Watt * ∼56% -3%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, i9-11900KB, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB (Idle: 32 W)
229.9 (219min - 254max) Watt * ∼54%
Prime95 V28,10 Stress (external Monitor)
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-10900K, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G (Idle: 52.3 W)
275.7 (254min - 385max) Watt * ∼100% -144%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-10600K (Idle: 52.2 W)
204.4 (191min - 261max) Watt * ∼74% -81%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 3950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 95 W)
198.8 (185min - 240max) Watt * ∼72% -76%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, i9-11900KB, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB (Idle: 34 W)
112.9 (108min - 135max) Watt * ∼41%
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070)
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9980HK, Kingston KC2500 1 TB SKC2500M81000G (Idle: 33.1 W)
109.4 (107min - 151max) Watt * ∼40% +3%
Cinebench R15 Multi (external Monitor)
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-10900K, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G (Idle: 52.3 W)
268.5 (265min - 270max) Watt * ∼100% -117%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 3950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 95 W)
219.5 (218min - 225max) Watt * ∼82% -77%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-10600K (Idle: 52.2 W)
172.5 (170min - 176max) Watt * ∼64% -39%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, i9-11900KB, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB (Idle: 32 W)
123.9 (73min - 147max) Watt * ∼46%
Temperatures - CPU Temperature Prime95
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-10900K, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
88 °C ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 3950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
83.8 °C ∼95%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-10600K
70 °C ∼80%

* ... smaller is better

Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit - Beast Canyon - Idle power consumption
Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit - Beast Canyon - Prime95 power consumption
Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit - Beast Canyon - FurMark power consumption
Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit - Beast Canyon - Prime95 and FurMark power consumption
Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit - Beast Canyon - power consumption Cinebench R15 nT
Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit - Beast Canyon - Power Consumption The Witcher 3 (Ultra-Preset)
Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit - Beast Canyon - stress test Prime95 solo
Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit - Beast Canyon - stress test FurMark solo
Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit - Beast Canyon - stress test Prime95 and FurMark

Pros

+ stable and compact case
+ Core i9 with 8 cores and 16 threads
+ high system performance
+ Power supply with SFX form factor with 650 watts
+ many connectivity options
+ 2x Thunderbolt 4
+ UHS-II SD card reader
+ four M.2 slots
+ Wi-Fi 6

Cons

- clearly audible under load
- limited compatibility with expansion cards

Verdict - Compact, Modern and Fast

The Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit - Beast Canyon offers very good performance in a small chassis. With the new Compute Element based on the Intel Core i9-11900KB, there is an economical SoC that comes from the laptop segment. The 8 cores and 16 threads provide very good performance in games and productivity due to the high IPC. However, the minimum price of US$1,200 is not a good bargain. A dedicated graphics card, working memory, mass storage and the operating system need to be added on top of this, so you quickly end up north of US$2,000. Comparable desktop systems are currently similarly expensive, so you can definitely consider buying the Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit - Beast Canyon. 

The biggest drawback is probably the high noise levels, which are clearly audible under load. If you can live with the disadvantages of the system and do not want to install the biggest graphics card, you will get a compact system with rarity value with the Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit - Beast Canyon. The case is not available separately and is an eye-catcher with optical accents.

Intel pushes the performance of its compact devices even further with the Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit - Beast Canyon.

The selection and number of interfaces is very good. With two Thunderbolt 4 ports, it even has the fastest and most modern future-proof standard. There are also many USB ports for connecting peripherals and even a fast SD card reader with the UHS-II standard is available. Only the lack of a second Ethernet port could be criticized, although that would be complaining on a high level.

The alternative to the Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit - Beast Canyon would be to assemble a system yourself, which would probably cost the same. The Zotac Magnus One is also a good option when it comes to very compact gaming PCs.

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