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A Tiny Beast? Intel Teases “Ghost Canyon” Gaming NUC

This tiny PC can pack a Core i9 Processor

Do you still remember Intel’s ambitious plans of a NUC that can do serious gaming with the Skull Canyon? Intel teased an updated version of this crazy concept with the NUC 9 “Ghost Canyon”.

Boasting of a 5-liter chassis (which is roughly the size of your average videogame console), the Ghost Canyon can accommodate an unlocked H-series Core i9 for serious gaming performance. New to the Ghost Canyon is its use of Intel’s Compute Element, making use of modular components for easier upgrades to the CPU, GPU, RAM, and internal storage.

Koolshare, who managed to get their hands on an engineering prototype, said that the Ghost Canyon is easy to dismantle, making it a joy for those who plan to upgrade it in the near future. The engineering prototype comes with a bevy of ports: SD card reader, headphone jack, and two USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 ports in the front, and four USB-A 3.1 Gen 2 ports, two Gigabit RJ45 ports, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, audio in, and an HDMI port in the back.

What’s even more impressive with this small PC? You can fit a desktop-grade GPU inside it.

Intel has yet revealed the pricing of the Ghost Canyon, but given the pricing of the Skull Canyon back in 2017, expect to pay a lot for one with at least 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD.


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