Intel NUC11TNBi5 and Akasa Newton TN Fanless Case Review: Silencing the Tiger
Intel’s Tiger Lake-based NUCs have been shipping for well over a year now. Supply chain challenges have been impacting availability of different models in different regions, but that has not prevented Intel’s partners from delivering complementary products. Akasa, a well-known manufacturer of thermal solutions for computing systems targeting varied markets, has been maintaining a lineup of passively-cooled cases for Intel’s NUCs since 2013. We had reviewed the Akasa Turing chassis for the Bean Canyon NUC a couple of years back, and had come away pleasantly surprised. Today’s review presents results from our comprehensive evaluation of the Tiger Canyon NUC (NUC11TNKi5). It also describes the process for installing the kit’s board (NUC11TNBi5) in the Akasa Newton TN chassis before analyzing its thermal performance characteristics. Read on to find out whether Akasa has managed to replicate the success of the Turing – Bean Canyon combination.