Intel just confirmed it’s building this tiny modular desktop gaming PC
Photos: Koolshare forums
When Intel handled a short-lived experiment that put AMD graphics inside an Intel processor, it led to one of “the worlds largest” diminutive more capable gaming PCs ever established: the Hades Canyon NUC, aka the NUC 8. That wasn’t a computer you could really meaningfully ameliorate, though. That’s where its successor, the NUC 9 Extreme “Ghost Canyon, ” may exceed — letting you swap out the CPU, GPU, remembrance, storage, and ports with a minimum of effort.
Tonight, Intel opened a sneak peek at the “Ghost Canyon” at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, proving a leak that we’ve been wondering about for months: the existence of an entire gaming PC built around Intel’s NUC Compute Element initiative to turn its CPUs into swappable cartridges for easily upgradable computers. The seeps said this computer would be just 5 liters in capacity, basically as tiny as a game console, and that’s just what Intel confirmed this evening, as well as the ability to swap out those “Compute Element” CPU cartridges.
Intel isn’t revealing everything just yet — genuinely, the only official items are what you see in the slide above — but the company says it’ll support up to Intel’s H-series( spoke: powerful laptop-grade, but not desktop) Core i9 processors, and that it has partners on board that’ll be customizing the system as well. Traditionally, Intel sells its NUC computers as barebones plans where you need to provide your own memory, storage, and operating system, so it’s probable that spouses will include those proportions( and perhaps a graphics poster) for you.
If the truly lengthy leakage at the Chinese Koolshare forums is correct, this could be quite the amusing mini-PC. We’re hoping to get our hands on it later this week.
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