A TRULY unexpected W…- Intel 11th Gen Phantom Canyon NUC Review

Avaldati 24 märts 2021
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Intel's 11th gen gaming NUC Phantom Canyon surprised us in a number of ways you might be interested in, particularly if you're trying to build a PC in Spring 2021
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  • Bought this because of LTT. It's awesome.

  • They are now saying these wont ship until Late May. So this went from mid March, to late April to late May. Intel has turned into such a garbage company.

  • I’ve been wanting to get a pc, (wanted to build one but with the current parts situation) I’m thinking about just getting the 2021 ELUK OMEN prebuilt it has a 3070 in for like $2200 $2400 for 32gb of ram. Do you think that would be a good rig for graphic design, video editing, plus gaming/streaming? Someone help me out 😅

  • I just want a HTPC NUC with HDMI 2.1. is that too much to ask? lol ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • Middle of the Sahara; "We have no water, would you like some warm piss?" Linus- "In the current landscape warm piss seems extremely compelling".

  • Can't even buy that ...

    • If you bought one today you would be lucky to see it by July. Early pre-orders are already pushed back to late May, that is 5 months after ordering.

  • Free pc pleaseee

  • oooh ksp on a book-sized piece of metal and pcb

  • Can we just take some time to appreciate how badass the NUC logo is? All of Intel's competitors and partners seem to know how to target the GAMER aesthetic with their main products, but usually Intel is just over here like "Yep. That's a blue box. With our CPU in it." Their NUCs are the only thing that really scream GAMER to me.

  • I'm buying piece by piece. One to two piece a month so that I don't destroy too much of my cash. Right now is a good time to invest in new parts. I start out with the motherboard and go from there.

  • Zotac uses the NUC 9 design to put an i7 10700 and a RTX 3070 into a 8.3L case with decent I/O, wonder if Linus can have a look?

  • ok?......... I'm not trying to heat my phone up double time through wireless charging and the cpu

  • get HEVC for 99 cents and skip the george foreman shivermaster MTX 9001 poseur card. death to crypto. long live iris.

  • Every classroom need a hydra like skull logo... xD

  • where do u buy it????

  • I’m using NUC on my home theatre. Can’t complain. Small and convenient. Silent and powerful enough. I used to have a full tower and got rid of it. But, i have a ROG for the serious business.

  • Im looking for a workstation suitable for programing and CAD designing how university institutions. would this work?? Im not a tech guy and i need some advice. I was told to buy whatever I wanted but not sure...

    • Should be powerful enough. A cheaper end device, would probably also be enough. It depends on what else you want to do with the computer. For example, gaming in your free time. I built a few beginner CAD figures and programmed in college on a laptop with an I7 u processor (far weaker than this one) and a dedicated GTX840m (not even close) to the RTX2060 installed here.

  • Meh...but thanks for the review

  • anyone tried batocera on these newer nucs?

  • can this run ps3 emulator? how does this compare to the xbox series x?

  • Haven't watched LTT in a while, is all his present day content basically infomercials? Did he even turn this thing on? A decent unboxing video is actually more informative (and would've shown the humongous power supply that's almost as big as the machine).

  • I've watched LTT so much, I can automatically sense, and skip the segway right on the dot

  • I think that dark theme intro looks cool

  • I really want to see how good this will be for VR!

  • 1:49 8GB Ram in gaming NUC in 2021, a your serious? 5:47 Similar PC Build New? i7-7700K LOL :))) i7 7700k Lauch Date Q1 2017 New will be Rocket Lake, Comet Lake or Zen 2 , 3 i7 7700K is totally overpriced!

  • Due to shipping cost i shifted on the intel skull canyon and am still very happy with it, no issue; idle windows 10 runs below 1% with bloatware removed... only issue is that external gpu casing still very expensive :(

  • Intel YES!

  • Intel YES!

  • Intel YES!

  • ᶜᵃⁿ ᵃⁿʸᵒⁿᵉ ˢᵉᵉ ᵐʸ ᵗⁱⁿʸ ᶜᵒᵐᵐᵉⁿᵗ ?

  • *@LinusTech, is it possible to install Kali Linux on the Intel NUC?*

  • And now we need a Nuc with a real Gaming CPU in it. Like a Ryzen 5000

  • This vs Apple Mac mini M1

  • as long as I can use it for VR and as a secondary pc for streaming my main

  • I hope you guys realise this thing will match a ps5 in a lot of games (4K 30 with raytracing) and the ps5 actually gets hotter in areas lmao

    • With all the benefits of being a pc

  • Please please please see what the can do with football manager 21 I'll buy you a copy and send it through

  • it's built different literally

  • I don't really understand what the purpose of this is. Why would you want to limit yourself if you're building a desktop gaming PC? The only thing I can think of, is if you want a reasonable gaming PC to bring in your RV or live in van or something. Or maybe a really really small college dorm room.

  • I have the older version (NUC8i7HVK) with Radeon Vega graphics and i really like it a lot. Nice little box with decent power and generous connectivity options. It has served me well for the past two years now.

  • Intel lowkey making new console size pc for the market

  • Why do you need to put so many ads in a single video .... damn annoying

  • ชอบ Intel nuc ประหยัดพื้นที่ดีครับ

  • impossible to get your hands on these like everything else

  • So... Intel is Wintel, again?

  • AMD should join the party with such a micro factor PC with its APUs.

  • >Nook

  • What's going on Linus. I think the ads took more time than the product review

  • This is... Bizarrely Ad-like.

  • Disliked just because of the 2060 RT comment. Compared to the 2070 and 2080, at least it was affordable RT, and it performs really good paired with DLSS.

  • Lord that girl yellow teeth at 0:10, is she from England?

  • i miss the old linus

  • I wouldn't buy one of these just because it's intel.

  • Can't find a weight for these things anywhere. Anyone know?

  • fake channel

  • I have a off subject question, My off subject question may assist other disabled or handicapped persons out there. Its about selecting a mouse that has additional buttons that utilize the 'W', 'A', 'S', 'D', keys of the keyboard. I only have use of my right hand and its not easy navigating around in TW(Twin Motion), Sketch-up is a snap especially with the zooming to cursor placement feature and focus always defaulting to the cursor when moving. What mouse if any would be a good selection. keep the videos coming, I enjoy keeping updated through your tuts. Thanks for the time in making them.Would like to see some budget architectural PC build project videos too, for TwinMotion.

  • Funny thing is, I've actually seen one of these (several years ago, so one of the earlier generations) gaming NUCs in my school. Specifically a Chinese language class, where it was driving this big (~60 inch I guess) TV for digital learning. My school would broadcast to other high schools in the area using Zoom, where there wasn't enough students taking Chinese to justify hiring a teacher. To be fair, I live in a wealthy area (ie upper middle class), and the class had a cart of older macbook pro (older means pre-touchbar) for students to use.

  • Hmmm, 14.99 for a cable tie.... or 14.99 for 1000 zip tie's


  • God dam

  • just go to best buy and find an open box gaming laptop.

  • "You know what else is ok, I guess..." LOL I'm sure your sponsor loved that. but I did seriously lol when you said it.

  • intel NUT

  • Looks like the I/O downgraded from my Hades Canyon NUC. I have an additional ethernet, mini display port and USB-C in the back and another HDMI in the front.

  • It is all yours, I would prefer a laptop any day over that piece of junk. Take it home and use it.

  • - Portability? - No (you have to bring a monitor, keyboard and bunch of cables). - Performance? - No (vs desktop GPUs). - Price? - No (even vs laptops, not mention the desktops). So ... what's the point?

  • Linus, et co... a challenge for you (and a potential topic). I found out that Intel NUC 10 won't run eGPUs. The TB3 implementation is broken... as are the network drivers which are not signed.

  • Should've left a link to the nuc in the description.

  • Why so many dislikez

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  • Nice Jarrod's Tech shoutout!

  • bought my RTX 2060 recently from scan.co.uk (not an ad) and actually paid 300gbp. how crazy is that

  • Thumbnail makes me wanna destroy his bussy raw. 😌😈🐐

  • Can't find a in stock nuc11 anywhere. Or a decent prebuilt that's in stock either. :((

  • I always pronounced NUC like 'nook' but then I looked on Intel's site and apparently its supposed to be like 'puck'. =/

  • I rarely return to watch LTT videos anymore. I unsubscribed and stopped watching when, "buy our merch" got inserted into every script. I checked in today because someone at Micro Center mentioned a recent video you did and now you're doing mid-roll house ads for future videos on top of all the other nonsense you haven't stopped doing. Your videos are close to unwatchable for anyone who respects their own time and intelligence at this point. Please, just keep it to the one ad at the beginning and then do all the self-promotion and house ads at the end.

  • It's ironic you can buy a whole PC with an amazing GPU in it for less than the GPU itself alone.

  • Where's Riley?

  • Destroyed a graphics that I’m looking for at a cheap price bro💀

  • Only reason when I would buy thing like this would be if I was travelling a lot and was staying in hotels and I wanted to play me games. Hook up to TV and you are golden. Keyboard and mouse with this into luggage? No problem. But I wont travel with my monitor :D no way.

  • And a couple years from now, when/if you upgrade to a better PC, you could potentially use the NUC as a secondary streaming PC, to handle video overlays, encoding, and upload.

  • Pairing any CPU that's not top of the line with an Nvidia card is probably not a good idea due to Nvidias Software Scheduker. CPU bottlenecks occur faster on Nvidia than on AMD cards. Although I couldn't see Intel parterning with AMD.

  • wounder if this is better then a ps5

  • intel, so dam lame.. i got mini pc from as GR8 cori7 2 core 4 treads. in games is okay.. everything else fucking sucks.. will never get intel trash again

  • All a NUC can do is have an appalling price/performance ratio. It's called brand tax.


  • I mean.. I love LTT but jamming 4-5 ad shoutouts in an 8min video is pretty annoying.. I wish you guys nothing but success and I understand the reasoning but come on .. this video felt like more ads than info...

  • Would you get this or an MSI Trident 3 10th gen with a RTX 2060 super 8G GDDR6?

  • Or this www.kotsovolos.gr/computing/laptop-tablet-ipad/notebook-macbook-ultrabook/224592-asus-rog-strix-g-g513qm-hn027t-r7-5800h-16gb-1tb-rtx-3060-6gb the price you see is with 24% taxes. at 1750 euro 3060 better 2060 + 5800h way better than 1165g7 with monitor with keyboard with 1 tb nvme.

  • a laptop with similar hardware, the display, keyboard and touchpad will cost the same 🤣

  • These are kinda the direction I was expecting console gaming to go for microsoft.

  • $1,400 for a NUC? Does it include a kitchen refrigerator for cooling? Limited upgrade options. No thanks. BTW, all your videos are just extremely long commercials.

  • they put a rtx 2070 in that baby and im sold

  • Me thinking this was a wifi router

  • "You can actually buy the bloody thing!" LOL and said with such feeling.

    • @biscuit Ho Hum. Looks like I will have to wait until 2022 now.

    • not really, they are on backorder and you have to wait forever

  • 2:47 huh? I shoudl be trying to produce 240 fps for my 120 hz tv that I use for PC gaming??

  • It's nice but it's not AMD.

  • Price to high but looks good

  • What about that "DDR4 1.2V only" sticker, and you putting in 1.35v? Does that sitcker makes any sense or is it just some preemptive measure put by developer?

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  • LTT, pls make a video about a budget gaming PC, the specs can be used or new , PLEASE. I need something I can afford :(