Intel® NUC 11 Performance Mini PC - NUC11PAQi50WA
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Intel® NUC Mini PC with 11th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Products formerly Panther Canyon
Pre-Installed Operating System
Windows 10, 64-bit*
Supported Operating Systems
Windows 11, 64-bit*, Windows 10, 64-bit*
Board Form Factor
UCFF (4" x 4")
Internal Drive Form Factor
M.2 and 2.5" Drive
# of Internal Drives Supported
DC Input Voltage Supported
Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.20 GHz)
10 nm SuperFin
Max Turbo Frequency
# of USB Ports
2x front (Type-A, Type-C) and 3x rear USB 3.2 Gen2 (2x Type-A, Type-C); USB 2.0, USB 3.1 Gen2 via internal headers
2.0, 3.2 Gen2
USB 2.0 Configuration (External + Internal)
0 + 1
USB 3.0 Configuration (External + Internal)
2B 2F + 1
Total # of SATA Ports
Max # of SATA 6.0 Gb/s Ports
Audio (back channel + front channel)
7.1 digital (HDMI mDP); L+R mic (F)
Intel® Ethernet Controller i225-V
Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201
Consumer Infrared Rx Sensor
CEC, USB3.1, USB2.0, FRONT_PANEL, RGB
# of Thunderbolt™ Ports
2x Thunderbolt™ 3
117 x 112 x 56mm
Security & Reliability
Drivers and Software
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Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver (RAID) for Windows® 10 & Windows 11* for the 11th Generation Intel® NUC Products
Installs the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (RAID) for Windows® 10 & Windows 11* for the 11th Generation Intel® NUC Products.View download options.
Intel® Wireless Bluetooth Driver for Windows® 10 64-Bit and Windows 11* for Intel® NUC
Installs the Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth® technology driver for Intel® NUC using Windows® 10 & Windows 11*.View download options.
Intel® NUC Software Studio Service for Intel® NUC Products
The Intel® NUC Software Studio Service is required to ensure that all Intel® NUC Software Studio features are fully functional when installed on the Intel® NUC Mini PC, Kit, or Laptop productsView download options.
Intel® Wireless Technology-Based Driver for Windows® 10 & Windows* 11 for Intel® NUC Products
This download record installs the wireless driver for the Intel® Wireless Adapter in the Intel® NUC Kit for Windows® 10 & Windows 11*.View download options.
ITE Tech* Consumer Infrared (CIR) Driver for Windows® 10 & Windows 11* for Intel® NUC Products.
This download record installs the consumer infrared (CIR) driver for Windows® 10 & Windows 11* for Intel® NUC Products.View download options.
Intel® EMA Cloud Start Tool Terraform Scripts
Terraform* and PowerShell* scripts for automated creation of an Intel EMA instance and all required back-end servicesView download options.
Intel® Aptio* V UEFI Firmware Integrator Tools
Provides Intel® Aptio* V UEFI Firmware Integrator Tools for Intel® NUC products.View download options.
Patch for a Modern Standby LAN Issue on Intel® NUC 11th & 12th Generation Products
Fixes an issue with Intel® NUC 11th Generation Products Not Waking from Modern StandbyView download options.
BIOS Update [PATGL357]
This download record contains options for updating the Intel® Aptio* V UEFI Firmware BIOS core for Intel® NUC Kits NUC11PAQ, NUC11PAH, NUC11PAK.View download options.
Intel® Graphics DCH Driver for Windows®10 and Window 11* for the Intel® NUC11PA, NUC11PH, NUC11TN, NUC11EB, NUC11BTM/NUC11DB and NUC12DC/NUC12ED Products
This download installs the Intel® Graphics DCH Drivers for Windows® 10 and Windows 11* for the Intel® NUC11PA, NUC11PH, NUC11TN, NUC11EB, NUC11BTM/NUC11DB and NUC12DC/NUC12ED Products.View download options.
Intel® Ethernet (LAN) Network Connection Driver for Windows® 10 & Windows 11* for Intel® NUC
This package includes the Intel® Network (LAN) Adapters for Windows® 10 and Windows 11* for 7th through 11th Generation Intel® NUC Products.View download options.
Thunderbolt™ 3 and 4 DCH Driver for Windows® 10 for Intel® NUC
Installs the DCH-compliant Thunderbolt™ bus driver for the Intel® NUC products using Windows® 10.View download options.
Intel® Chipset Device Software for Windows® 10 64-bit and Windows 11* for Intel® NUC Products
This download record installs the Intel® Chipset Device Software for Windows® 10 64-bit and Windows 11* for Intel® NUC ProductsView download options.
Intel® Serial IO Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit and Windows 11* for the 11th Generation Intel® NUC Products
Installs Intel® Serial IO Driver for the 11th Generation Intel® NUC Products.View download options.
Intel® GNA Scoring Accelerator Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit and Windows 11* for Intel® NUC Products
Installs the Intel® GNA Scoring Accelerator Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit and Windows 11* for Intel® NUC products.View download options.
Provides Realtek* High Definition Audio Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit and Windows® 11 for the 11th Generation Intel® NUC.
Realtek* High Definition Audio Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit and Windows® 11 for the 11th Generation Intel® NUC11PA[x]View download options.
The date the product was first introduced.
Pre-Installed Operating System
Pre-Installed Operating System indicates the operating system that comes factory loaded on the device.
Thermal Design Power (TDP) represents the average power, in watts, the processor dissipates when operating at Base Frequency with all cores active under an Intel-defined, high-complexity workload. Refer to Datasheet for thermal solution requirements.
Cores is a hardware term that describes the number of independent central processing units in a single computing component (die or chip).
Where applicable, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology is only available on Performance-cores.
Lithography refers to the semiconductor technology used to manufacture an integrated circuit, and is reported in nanometer (nm), indicative of the size of features built on the semiconductor.
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency is the maximum single-core frequency at which the processor is capable of operating using Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and, if present, Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 and Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost. Frequency is typically measured in gigahertz (GHz), or billion cycles per second.
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Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available indicates products that offer extended purchase availability for intelligent systems and embedded solutions. Product certification and use condition applications can be found in the Production Release Qualification (PRQ) report. See your Intel representative for details.
Pre-Installed Memory indicates presence of memory that comes factory loaded on the device.
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
Max memory size refers to the maximum memory capacity supported by the processor.
Intel® processors come in four different types: Single Channel, Dual Channel, Triple Channel, and Flex Mode. Maximum supported memory speed may be lower when populating multiple DIMMs per channel on products that support multiple memory channels.
Max # of Memory Channels
The number of memory channels refers to the bandwidth operation for real world application.
Max Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory bandwidth is the maximum rate at which data can be read from or stored into a semiconductor memory by the processor (in GB/s).
Max # of DIMMs
DIMM (Dual In-line Memory Module) is a series of DRAM (Dynamic Random-Access Memory) IC's mounted on a small printed circuit board.
ECC Memory Supported ‡
ECC Memory Supported indicates processor support for Error-Correcting Code memory. ECC memory is a type of system memory that can detect and correct common kinds of internal data corruption. Note that ECC memory support requires both processor and chipset support.
Integrated Graphics ‡
Integrated graphics allow for incredible visual quality, faster graphic performance and flexible display options without the need for a separate graphics card.
Graphics Output defines the interfaces available to communicate with display devices.
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision is the supported version of the PCI Express standard. Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (or PCIe) is a high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard for attaching hardware devices to a computer. The different PCI Express versions support different data rates.
PCI Express Configurations ‡
PCI Express (PCIe) Configurations describe the available PCIe lane configurations that can be used to link to PCIe devices.
Removable Memory Card Slot
Removable Card Slot indicates the presence of a slot for removable memory cards.
M.2 Card Slot (storage)
M.2 Card Slot (storage) indicates presence of an M.2 slot that's keyed for storage expansion cards
USB (Universal Serial Bus) is an industry standard connection technology for attaching peripheral devices to a computer.
Total # of SATA Ports
SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) is a high speed standard for connecting storage devices such as hard disk drives and optical drives to a motherboard.
Integrated LAN indicates the presence of an integrated Intel Ethernet MAC or presence of the LAN ports built into the system board.
Consumer Infrared Rx Sensor
Indicates presence of an infrared receiver sensor on Intel® NUC products, or capability of previous Intel® Desktop Boards to accept infrared receiver sensor via header.
Additional Headers indicates presence of additional interfaces such as NFC, auxiliary power, and others.
# of Thunderbolt™ Ports
Thunderbolt™ is a very high-speed, daisy-chainable interface that allows connection of multiple peripherals and displays to a computer. Thunderbolt™ 3 (40Gbps) uses a USB Type-C™ connector which combines PCI Express (PCIe Gen3), DisplayPort (DP 1.2), USB 3.1 Gen2 and provides up to 100W of DC power, all in one cable.
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) continues from the existing support for IA-32 (VT-x) and Itanium® processor (VT-i) virtualization adding new support for I/O-device virtualization. Intel VT-d can help end users improve security and reliability of the systems and also improve performance of I/O devices in virtualized environments.
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a component on the desktop board that is specifically designed to enhance platform security above-and-beyond the capabilities of today's software by providing a protected space for key operations and other security critical tasks. Using both hardware and software, the TPM protects encryption and signature keys at their most vulnerable stages - operations when the keys are being used unencrypted in plain-text form.
Intel® HD Audio Technology
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio) is capable of playing back more channels at higher quality than previous integrated audio formats. In addition, Intel® HD Audio has the technology needed to support the latest and greatest audio content.
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology provides protection, performance, and expandability for desktop and mobile platforms. Whether using one or multiple hard drives, users can take advantage of enhanced performance and lower power consumption. When using more than one drive the user can have additional protection against data loss in the event of hard drive failure. Successor to Intel® Matrix Storage Technology.
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) ‡
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) allows one hardware platform to function as multiple “virtual” platforms. It offers improved manageability by limiting downtime and maintaining productivity by isolating computing activities into separate partitions.
Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT)
Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT) is a platform functionality for credential storage and key management used by Windows 8* and Windows® 10. Intel® PTT supports BitLocker* for hard drive encryption and supports all Microsoft requirements for firmware Trusted Platform Module (fTPM) 2.0.
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) are a set of instructions that enable fast and secure data encryption and decryption. AES-NI are valuable for a wide range of cryptographic applications, for example: applications that perform bulk encryption/decryption, authentication, random number generation, and authenticated encryption.
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‡ This feature may not be available on all computing systems. Please check with the system vendor to determine if your system delivers this feature, or reference the system specifications (motherboard, processor, chipset, power supply, HDD, graphics controller, memory, BIOS, drivers, virtual machine monitor-VMM, platform software, and/or operating system) for feature compatibility. Functionality, performance, and other benefits of this feature may vary depending on system configuration.
Some products can support AES New Instructions with a Processor Configuration update, in particular, i7-2630QM/i7-2635QM, i7-2670QM/i7-2675QM, i5-2430M/i5-2435M, i5-2410M/i5-2415M. Please contact OEM for the BIOS that includes the latest Processor configuration update.
“Announced” SKUs are not yet available. Please refer to the Launch Date for market availability.
System and Maximum TDP is based on worst case scenarios. Actual TDP may be lower if not all I/Os for chipsets are used.