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Gaming mini PC in the test: Intel’s Beast Canyon with Core i9 and graphics card slot

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Some things are done simply because you can: climb Everest, fly into space in your own spaceship – or build a barebone for gamers in the format of an external graphics card housing with a volume of 8.1 liters, in which you still have RAM, SSD and, if necessary, a graphics card. Does it make sense? Incidental.

The NUC 11 Extreme, aka Beast Canyon, is a feasibility study that has become a reality. The side panels in mesh look, the lid with honeycomb pattern and the extensive RGB-LED lighting show that it is aimed at gamers. On the right, left and in front there are lights on the lower edge of the case, and a stylized skull glows on the front panel. And of course you can pulsate, blink, display color gradients or let color changes run through each of the mentioned zones – independently of each other, that’s clear.

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If you want it more subtle, you can adjust the lighting in the NUC Software Studio, in which you also set the fan curves and the CPU performance profile. In our case, however, the software only worked correctly after a BIOS update to version DBTGL579 0050.

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