Intel NUC 13 Extreme “Raptor Canyon” official: specifications, pricing and availability

Intel predicted itself in recent weeks, now I’m in charge Next Generation NUC 13 Extremecodenamed Raptor Canyon: These are the company’s very powerful gaming mini PCs, which are upgraded to 13th generation Intel Core processors (codenamed Raptor Lake).

But maybe the real news is Increase in overall size: Although still very compact, the new NUC Extreme has more or less volume than its direct predecessors. Not surprisingly, in this respect, as high-end / high-end graphics cards are getting bigger and bigger – and here there is room for triple slot cards of up to 12″ / 30cm. However, Intel notes that volume is always 70% less than a traditional 50-liter tower can.

Like all New Urban Communities, Raptor Canyon kits actually consist of two components: the chassis, which is in fact the case as well as all accessory components (including the power supply, 750 watts gold fully modular), and the Compute Element, which contains the core operating platform, with the motherboard, CPU, and heatsink. The new CU is based, as we’ve said, on the latest Raptor Lake desktop PCs – of course variants with unlocked multipliers, as would the enthusiast’s lineup of products – up to the flagship Core i9-13900K.

The user can then customize the system according to the following specifications:

  • Up to 64GB of dual-channel DDR5-5600MHz (SODIMM) RAM.
  • PCIe Gen5 x16 video cards are up to three slots high and up to 12 inches in length.
  • Up to 3 NVMe PCIe Gen 4 M.2 2280 SSD hard drives.

Kit includes:

  • Intel 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet (i226-V) or 10 Gigabit Ethernet (AQC113).
  • Wi-Fi 6E Intel Killer.
  • 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports with USB Type-C.
  • 6 USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A ports on the back.

Intel says the first units will arrive in China between this and next month; Availability will expand to more markets from the beginning of next year. As for the the pricesWe’re talking numbers between $1,179 and $1,549 for the “full” set – no volatile memory/storage, video card (technically, the system starts the same thanks to the processor’s built-in UHD Graphics 770 GPU) and system. Employment . However, for the computing unit alone, it starts at $760 for the Core i5-based variant and goes up to $1,100 for the Core i9-based unit. The computational units also include the dissipation system, which is based on a blower-type fan.

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