An image with specifications of the Intel NUC 11 Extreme Compute Element has appeared on a Chinese site. Details about the processors that Intel equips the NUC with are not there, but it is clear that these are Tiger Lake-H chips.
The slide Chihell publishes of the NUC 11 Extreme Compute Element codenamed Driver Bay shows a PCI-e card with the skull logo from Intel’s Extreme series. As with the previous Compute Element modules, the card contains cpu, ram, chipset and storage. Intel, judging by the specification list, appears to want to release variants with 11th-generation Core i9 HK, Core i7 H, and Core i5 H processors. This concerns the Tiger Lake H generation that Intel announced at the beginning of this year during CES. The most powerful processor seems to be the Core i9-11980HK with eight cores, a clock speed of 2.6GHz and a maximum boost speed of 5GHz.
According to the information, the NUC 11 Extreme supports up to DDR4-3200, where the NUC 9 Extreme, based on a Compute Element, got stuck at DDR4-2666. It also supports PCI-E 4.0 through a single M.2 slot, along with two M.2 slots for PCI-E 3.0 storage. The module can also handle Optane memory. There is also HDMI 2.0b and two Thunderbolt 4 ports. It is not known when Intel will officially announce the new NUC in the Extreme series.