Intel Launches NUC 13 Extreme: Up to 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900K Processor, Support for Triple-Slot, 12-Inch Graphics Cards

Image: Intel

Intel has launched what it is calling the most powerful NUC it’s ever built, the NUC 13 Extreme. Comprising the NUC 13 Extreme Kit and NUC 13 Extreme Compute Element, the relatively diminutive system offers next-gen performance for gaming and content creation courtesy of its modern hardware set, which includes up to a 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900K processor that offers boost clocks of up to 5.8 GHz and support for new triple-slot, 12-inch graphics cards. Prices for the Intel NUC 13 Extreme Kit, which is expected to be available in China first with a release to wider audiences during Q4 2022 (with more rolling out through early 2023), will range from $1,179 to $1,549, and $760 to $1,100 for the Intel NUC 13 Extreme Compute Element, depending on the configuration. The full specs can be found here.

  • Support for up to 64GB dual-channel DDR5-5600 MHz SODIMMs.
  • Support for PCIe Gen5 x16 new triple-slot 12” graphics cards.
  • Support for up to three PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSDs (M.2 2280).
  • Intel 2.5GbE (i226-V) / 10GbE (AQC113) LAN.
  • Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E.
  • Two Thunderbolt 4 ports.
  • Six USB 3.2 Gen2 rear ports.

“This year marks the 10-year anniversary for our impressive lineup of Intel NUC products, and the Intel NUC 13 Extreme (code named Raptor Canyon) is an excellent representation of how far we’ve come,” said Brian McCarson, Intel Vice President and General Manager of the Intel NUC Group .

“Our first ever NUC demonstrated a breakthrough in the miniaturization of a small desktop PC into an ultra-small PC form factor. While much larger than our tiniest mini-PC, our latest Intel NUC 13 Extreme sets a new bar for how to pack stellar gaming performance in a form factor that is 70% smaller than a typical 50L gaming tower. Along with the epic performance you expect from an Intel NUC product, we also deliver exceptional product quality and feature density in a completely modular and customizable design.”

Image: Intel

From an Intel press release:

Today, Intel launched the new Intel NUC 13 Extreme Kit (code-named Raptor Canyon) and Intel NUC 13 Extreme Compute Element, which combine to make the most powerful Intel NUC ever built. The NUC 13 Extreme features unlocked 13th Gen Intel Core desktop processors and space for new triple-slot, 12-inch graphics cards to unleash even more performance for enthusiast gamers and content creators.

The Intel NUC 13 Extreme pairs an optimized thermal design with off-the-charts performance and never-before-seen features. The redesigned chassis optimizes airflow to reduce noise and throttling during intense gameplay and heavy workloads, all while maintaining the signature compact NUC footprint.

The modular Intel NUC 13 Extreme achieves incredible speed with up to a 13th Gen Intel Core i9 desktop processor with eight Performance-cores (P-cores) and 16 Efficient-cores (E-cores), 32 threads and up to an incredible 5.8 GHz max turbo frequency.

The Intel NUC 13 Extreme is expected to be available first in China with a release to wider audiences during the fourth quarter of 2022, with more rolling out through early 2023. Prices for the Intel NUC 13 Extreme Kit will range from $1179to $1549, and $760 to $1100 for the Intel NUC 13 Extreme Compute Element depending on the configuration, and will allow users to customize their memory, storage and operating system to suit their needs.

Join the discussion for this post on our forums...

Recent News