Based on its size relative to the NUC 11 Extreme in the photo above, this new version will feature quite a large enclosure, up to the scale of a well-equipped mini-ITX system. Will the value proposition be appealing to the DIY community? Based on the feedback we received from previous NUC Extreme launches, probably not – though DIY is certainly not the target market here.
All we can do is speculate until pricing and availability are announced, and that hasn’t happened just yet. Still, it is encouraging to see that Intel is not backing away from the NUC Extreme concept, even as enthusiast CPUs and (especially) GPUs demand more power and increasing thermal dissipation characteristics.