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Intel NUC 13 Extreme Raptor Canyon mini PC with Core i9-13900K and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in review

Compact, fast, and versatile! Intel's NUC Extreme series has been updated to the latest 13th gen. Raptor Lake processors. Compared to its predecessor, a lot has changed in terms of the exterior design. In this review, we will evaluate the performance of the NUC 13 Extreme Kit with Intel's fastest CPU and a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti with many benchmarks and technical details.
Intel NUC 13 Extreme Raptor Canyon + Uperfect X Pro LapDock (not included)
Intel NUC 13 Extreme Raptor Canyon + Uperfect X Pro LapDock (not included)

Following Beast Canyon and Dragon Canyon, Intel's latest Raptor Canyon NUC Extreme Kit significantly deviates from the design of its predecessors. However, Intel still aims for a very compact PC that leaves barely anything to be desired. Furthermore, a full-size graphics card can be installed. For the CPU, models from Intel's current Raptor Lake lineup are available. Users can of course also choose their own CPU, since the processor is not soldered. In this review, our NUC 13 Extreme Raptor Canyon uses an Intel Core i9-13900K. Additionally, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti provides sufficient 3D performance even for demanding gamers.

It should be noted that the Intel NUC 13 Extreme Kit is a barebone system that comes without an SSD, RAM, or a graphics card. The price depends on the included CPU. The base model with the Intel Core i5-13600K costs 1179 USD, while the highest-end configuration is available for 1549 USD.

Dedicated graphics solutions with a maximum length of 31 cm (~12 in) are supported. Thanks to the included 750-watt SFX power supply, even current high-end GPU models can be used. Theoretically, it is possible to fit even an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE. The problem is the 12VHPWR cable, which can only supply up to 300 watts. Since the power supply only comes with three 6+2 cables for the GPU, the power budget is limited to 450 watts anyway.

Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
Processor
Intel Core i9-13900K 24 x 3 - 5.8 GHz, 250 W PL2 / Short Burst, 150 W PL1 / Sustained, Raptor Lake
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti - 12 GB VRAM, Core: 1665 MHz, Memory: 1188 MHz, 350 W TDP, Nvidia 526.98
Memory
32 GB 
, DDR5-5600, SO-DIMM, 2 of 2 occupied, up to 64 GB
Mainboard
Intel Z690 (Alder Lake-S PCH)
Storage
Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G, 1024 GB 
, M.2-2280 NVMe
Soundcard
Intel Alder Lake-S PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 7 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI
Networking
Aquantia AQtion 10Gbit Network Adapter (10/100/1000/2500/5000/10000MBit/s), Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 318 x 129 x 337 ( = 12.52 x 5.08 x 13.27 in)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Additional features
36 Months Warranty
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Intel NUC 13 Extreme Raptor Canyon

Intel NUC 13 Extreme Raptor Canyon
Intel NUC 13 Extreme Raptor Canyon
Intel NUC 13 Extreme Raptor Canyon
Intel NUC 13 Extreme Raptor Canyon
Intel NUC 13 Extreme Raptor Canyon
Intel NUC 13 Extreme Raptor Canyon
Intel NUC 13 Extreme Raptor Canyon
Intel NUC 13 Extreme Raptor Canyon
Intel NUC 13 Extreme Raptor Canyon
Intel NUC 13 Extreme Raptor Canyon
Intel NUC 13 Extreme Raptor Canyon
Intel NUC 13 Extreme Raptor Canyon
Intel NUC 13 Extreme Raptor Canyon
Intel NUC 13 Extreme Raptor Canyon
Intel NUC 13 Extreme Raptor Canyon
ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 Ti OC
Intel NUC 13 Extreme Raptor Canyon
Intel NUC 13 Extreme Raptor Canyon

Intel NUC 13 Extreme Compute Element in Detail

With the Intel Core i9-13900K, our configuration of the Intel NUC 13 Extreme comes with the fastest gaming CPU available right now. It has a total of 24 cores and 32 threads. It has become common knowledge that the Raptor Lake generation CPUs use a hybrid design featuring E and P cores. Like on the Intel NUC 12 Extreme, its predecessor also includes a standard desktop processor. Additionally, the Compute Element comes with all the necessary ports. There are three NVMe SSD slots on the bottom of the PCB and all external interfaces on the side.

Wi-Fi Performance

The Intel NUC 13 Extreme Raptor Canyon integrates the Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i Wi-Fi module. In conjunction with our Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 reference router, we measure good upload and download speeds. The Wi-Fi unit is a module on the Compute Element and thus user replaceable. For wired communication, both a 10Gb/s and a 2.5Gb/s interface is available.

Note:

We were unable to get a stable Wi-Fi 6G connection with our test device. Updating the components with the latest drivers and firmware updates for the Intel NUC 13 Extreme Raptor Canyon as well as our test router did not improve things. We will revise this part of the review if the situation changes within the next couple of days before we have to return the device.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Intel NUC Pro Chassis_i7_1185G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1685 (841min - 1722max) MBit/s +84%
Average Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
  (917 - 1727, n=8)
1477 MBit/s +61%
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
917 (844min - 932max) MBit/s
Corsair Voyager a1600
Qualcomm WCN685x
852 (425min - 931max) MBit/s -7%
Average of class Desktop
  (322 - 1478, n=10, last 2 years)
803 MBit/s -12%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Corsair Voyager a1600
Qualcomm WCN685x
1780 (896min - 1840max) MBit/s +10%
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
1618 (1563min - 1670max) MBit/s
Average Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
  (1145 - 1650, n=7)
1470 MBit/s -9%
Intel NUC Pro Chassis_i7_1185G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1011 (529min - 1068max) MBit/s -38%
Average of class Desktop
  (188.4 - 1618, n=9, last 2 years)
734 MBit/s -55%
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Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø916 (844-932)
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1618 (1563-1670)

Processor Benchmarks

With the Intel Core i9-13900K, the Intel NUC 13 Extreme Raptor Canyon uses Intel's fastest gaming CPU. As such, the good benchmark results match our expectations. Despite the relatively small cooling solution, we measure a performance deficit of only 7 % compared to a different desktop system with a powerful liquid cooler.

In terms of the power limits there are some small limitations and the 150-watt limit explains the small difference. Most applications will not make use of the full 250 watts. When combining the Intel NUC 13 Extreme Raptor Canyon with the less powerful Intel Core i5-13600K, the performance level should match the results in our comparison table. The lower PL2 (181 watts) will likely compensate part of the deficit under full load.

More processor benchmarks can be found here.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
HWiNFO
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R20
Cinebench R20
Cinebench R23
Cinebench R23
Performance Rating - Percent
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
74.1 pt
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
72.7 pt
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
69.4 pt
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
67.7 pt
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
62.9 pt
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
61.8 pt
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
57.5 pt
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
54.8 pt
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
328 Points +3%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
327 Points +3%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
324 Points +2%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
319 Points
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
315 Points -1%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
289 Points -9%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
286 Points -10%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
275 Points -14%
CPU Multi 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
6209 Points +17%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
6191 Points +16%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
5321 Points
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
4856 Points -9%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
4057 Points -24%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
3643 Points -32%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
2555 Points -52%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
2507 Points -53%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
853 Points
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
828 Points -3%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
795 Points -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
786 Points -8%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
775 Points -9%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
766 Points -10%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
761 Points -11%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
734 Points -14%
CPU (Multi Core)
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
15181 Points +13%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
14786 Points +10%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
13415 Points
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
11563 Points -14%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
10240 Points -24%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
9265 Points -31%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
6692 Points -50%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
5985 Points -55%
Cinebench R23
Single Core
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
2267 Points +3%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
2203 Points
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
2045 Points -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
2039 Points -7%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
2010 Points -9%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
1998 Points -9%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
1967 Points -11%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
1907 Points -13%
Multi Core
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
40103 Points +23%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
37792 Points +16%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
32592 Points
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
29480 Points -10%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
27005 Points -17%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
24268 Points -26%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
17491 Points -46%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
15322 Points -53%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
3.92 Points +3%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
3.86 Points +2%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
3.83 Points +1%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
3.8 Points
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
3.72 Points -2%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
3.49 Points -8%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
3.48 Points -8%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
3.31 Points -13%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
70.78 Points +14%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
68.61 Points +10%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
62.2 Points
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
54.51 Points -12%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
47.06 Points -24%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
42.38 Points -32%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
30.01 Points -52%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
28.41 Points -54%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
18236 Points +3%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
17761 Points
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
16338 Points -8%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
16260 Points -8%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
16235 Points -9%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
16144 Points -9%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
16010 Points -10%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
15180 Points -15%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
138969 Points
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
132000 Points -5%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
130289 Points -6%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
121250 Points -13%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
112749 Points -19%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
110412 Points -21%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
89641 Points -35%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
89478 Points -36%
Blender - v2.79 BMW27 CPU
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
203 Seconds * -101%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
189.5 Seconds * -88%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
135 Seconds * -34%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
121.1 Seconds * -20%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
106 Seconds * -5%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
101 Seconds *
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
85 Seconds * +16%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
80 Seconds * +21%
wPrime 2.10
32m
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
4.924 s * -150%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
4.725 s * -140%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
2.78 s * -41%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
2.527 s * -28%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
1.97 s *
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
1.818 s * +8%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
1.781 s * +10%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
1.669 s * +15%
1024m
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
202.7 s * -125%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
190.6 s * -111%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
177.592 s * -97%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
90.13 s *
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
79.738 s * +12%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
74.491 s * +17%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
39.954 s * +56%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
30.811 s * +66%
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0
Pass 1
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
416.5 (414min - 417max) fps
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
412 (410min - 417max) fps -1%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
388 (386min - 388max) fps -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
379.5 (378min - 385max) fps -9%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
376 (369min - 378max) fps -10%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
368.5 (366min - 369max) fps -12%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
367 (363min - 371max) fps -12%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
333.5 (332min - 336max) fps -20%
Pass 2
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
267 (266min - 271max) fps +8%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
266.5 (263min - 267max) fps +8%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
247.5 (238min - 251max) fps
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
241 (240min - 242max) fps -3%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
206 (206min - 206max) fps -17%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
199 (198.5min - 199.4max) fps -20%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
148 (147min - 148max) fps -40%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
147.8 (147.7min - 147.9max) fps -40%
WinRAR - Result
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
17225 KB/s +30%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
16351 KB/s +24%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
16178 KB/s +22%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
14836 KB/s +12%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
13210 KB/s
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
10937 KB/s -17%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
10792 KB/s -18%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
6239 KB/s -53%
TrueCrypt
AES Mean 100MB
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
30.7 GB/s +50%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
27 GB/s +32%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
20.5 GB/s
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
18.8 GB/s -8%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
18.5 GB/s -10%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
14.8 GB/s -28%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
13.2 GB/s -36%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
12.8 GB/s -38%
Twofish Mean 100MB
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
5.4 GB/s +4%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
5.2 GB/s
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
4.5 GB/s -13%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
3.7 GB/s -29%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
3.1 GB/s -40%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
2.8 GB/s -46%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
2.2 GB/s -58%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
1.8 GB/s -65%
Serpent Mean 100MB
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
3 GB/s +15%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
2.8 GB/s +8%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
2.6 GB/s
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
1.9 GB/s -27%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
1.7 GB/s -35%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
1.5 GB/s -42%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
1.3 GB/s -50%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
1.1 GB/s -58%
Geekbench 5.5
Multi-Core
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
24625 Points +10%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
24157 Points +8%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
22448 Points
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
19987 Points -11%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
17854 Points -20%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
16651 Points -26%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
12797 Points -43%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
11917 Points -47%
Single-Core
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
2311 Points +10%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
2290 Points +9%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
2274 Points +8%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
2205 Points +5%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
2106 Points
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
2042 Points -3%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
1967 Points -7%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
1904 Points -10%
Geekbench 5.0
5.0 Multi-Core
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
24479 Points +11%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
24021 Points +9%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
22024 Points
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
19975 Points -9%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
17959 Points -18%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
16635 Points -24%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
12746 Points -42%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
11880 Points -46%
5.0 Single-Core
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
2222 Points +3%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
2214 Points +3%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
2194 Points +2%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
2148 Points
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
2126 Points -1%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
1968 Points -8%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
1931 Points -10%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
1821 Points -15%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
9598 Points +4%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
9322 Points +1%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
9218 Points
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
9193 Points 0%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
8926 Points -3%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
8665 Points -6%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
8618 Points -7%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
8223 Points -11%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
89678 Points +16%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
86695 Points +12%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
77347 Points
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
74731 Points -3%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
63583 Points -18%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
60407 Points -22%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
47407 Points -39%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
46557 Points -40%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance Physics
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
32273 Points +11%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
30480 Points +5%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
29023 Points
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
28618 Points -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
28618 Points -1%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
28211 Points -3%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
25396 Points -12%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
25017 Points -14%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
161724 MIPS +27%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
147068 MIPS +16%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
127201 MIPS
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
124975 MIPS -2%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
97671 MIPS -23%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
89647 MIPS -30%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
69291 MIPS -46%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
64260 MIPS -49%
7z b 4 -mmt1
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
8365 MIPS +15%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
8282 MIPS +14%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
8063 MIPS +11%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
7272 MIPS 0%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
7255 MIPS
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
6571 MIPS -9%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
6502 MIPS -10%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
5944 MIPS -18%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
44.4 fps +29%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
42.6 fps +23%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
36.2 fps +5%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
34.5 fps
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
30.1 fps -13%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
30 fps -13%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
27.6 fps -20%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
21.1 fps -39%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
0.4456 sec * -14%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
0.4216 sec * -8%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
0.405 sec * -4%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
0.3911 sec *
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
0.3749 sec * +4%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
0.3736 sec * +4%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
0.3682 sec * +6%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
0.3539 sec * +10%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
71.8 s * -73%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
41.6 s *
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
40.6 s * +2%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
36.8 s * +12%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
36.6 s * +12%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
35.5 s * +15%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
35 s * +16%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
34.9 s * +16%
WebXPRT 3 - Overall
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
371 Points +10%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
366 Points +8%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
362 Points +7%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
361 Points +7%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
338 Points
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
333 Points -1%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
320 Points -5%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
293 Points -13%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
511 ms * -17%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
481 ms * -10%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
469 ms * -7%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
441 ms * -1%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
438 ms *
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
433 ms * +1%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
432 ms * +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
431 ms * +2%
3DMark
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Physics
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
54036 Points +17%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
46030 Points
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
42399 Points -8%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
42399 Points -8%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
39462 Points -14%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
36774 Points -20%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
30780 Points -33%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
29443 Points -36%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Physics
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
53853 Points +17%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
46013 Points
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
42682 Points -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
42682 Points -7%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
39112 Points -15%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
35386 Points -23%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
30691 Points -33%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
29671 Points -36%
2560x1440 Time Spy CPU
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
19392 Points +19%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
18431 Points +14%
Intel Core i5-13600K
i5-13600K, 3500 MHz
17124 Points +5%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
16616 Points +2%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
R9 7950X, 4500 MHz
16616 Points +2%
Intel Core i9-13900K
i9-13900K, 3000 MHz
16236 Points
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 2800 MHz
13869 Points -15%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
10458 Points -36%

* ... smaller is better

Performance Rating
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
98.8 pt
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K
78.7 pt
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
75 pt
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
61.7 pt
Intel Core i5-13600K
Intel Core i5-13600K
52.5 pt
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i9-12900K
44 pt
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
41.8 pt
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G
37.4 pt
Average of class Desktop
 
35 pt
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K
32.5 pt
Intel Core i7-11800H
Minisforum NUCX i7
31.6 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
61180 KRay/s +117%
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K
36939 KRay/s +31%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
33676 KRay/s +19%
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
28226 KRay/s
Intel Core i5-13600K
Intel Core i5-13600K
23446 KRay/s -17%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
17633 KRay/s -38%
Average of class Desktop
  (490 - 62786, n=28, last 2 years)
16353 KRay/s -42%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G
15334 KRay/s -46%
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i9-12900K
13266 KRay/s -53%
Intel Core i7-11800H
Minisforum NUCX i7
12788 KRay/s -55%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K
8243 KRay/s -71%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
234844 Points +66%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
201995 Points +43%
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K
183390 Points +30%
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
141111 Points
Intel Core i5-13600K
Intel Core i5-13600K
111374 Points -21%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
103526 Points -27%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G
99427 Points -30%
Average of class Desktop
  (2932 - 264044, n=28, last 2 years)
76786 Points -46%
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i9-12900K
59419 Points -58%
Intel Core i7-11800H
Minisforum NUCX i7
54342 Points -61%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K
37321 Points -74%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
10076 MB/s +48%
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K
9180 MB/s +35%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
7018 MB/s +3%
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
6810 MB/s
Intel Core i5-13600K
Intel Core i5-13600K
5253 MB/s -23%
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i9-12900K
4952 MB/s -27%
Intel Core i7-11800H
Minisforum NUCX i7
3655 MB/s -46%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
3601 MB/s -47%
Average of class Desktop
  (202 - 10362, n=28, last 2 years)
3535 MB/s -48%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G
3401 MB/s -50%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K
3250 MB/s -52%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
203324 Points +30%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
172637 Points +11%
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K
159676 Points +2%
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
155930 Points
Intel Core i5-13600K
Intel Core i5-13600K
120485 Points -23%
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i9-12900K
112694 Points -28%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
107954 Points -31%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G
104437 Points -33%
Average of class Desktop
  (8820 - 205588, n=28, last 2 years)
91445 Points -41%
Intel Core i7-11800H
Minisforum NUCX i7
89290 Points -43%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K
88337 Points -43%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
32823 Points +89%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
24881 Points +43%
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K
19920 Points +14%
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
17400 Points
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i9-12900K
14664 Points -16%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
12774 Points -27%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G
12662 Points -27%
Intel Core i5-13600K
Intel Core i5-13600K
12201 Points -30%
Average of class Desktop
  (396 - 32855, n=28, last 2 years)
10708 Points -38%
Intel Core i7-11800H
Minisforum NUCX i7
9734 Points -44%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K
9510 Points -45%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
118564 Points +68%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
106620 Points +51%
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K
91721 Points +30%
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
70668 Points
Intel Core i5-13600K
Intel Core i5-13600K
57797 Points -18%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G
54893 Points -22%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
54555 Points -23%
Average of class Desktop
  (1558 - 138291, n=28, last 2 years)
40805 Points -42%
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i9-12900K
38042 Points -46%
Intel Core i7-11800H
Minisforum NUCX i7
32372 Points -54%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K
24230 Points -66%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
377952 MB/s +183%
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K
297727 MB/s +123%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
279956 MB/s +110%
Intel Core i5-13600K
Intel Core i5-13600K
175556 MB/s +31%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
144365 MB/s +8%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G
134031 MB/s 0%
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
133509 MB/s
Intel Core i7-11800H
Minisforum NUCX i7
128262 MB/s -4%
Average of class Desktop
  (3778 - 379659, n=28, last 2 years)
101320 MB/s -24%
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i9-12900K
94062 MB/s -30%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K
58635 MB/s -56%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K
2490 MB/s +27%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
2427 MB/s +24%
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
1965 MB/s
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
1848 MB/s -6%
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i9-12900K
1560 MB/s -21%
Intel Core i5-13600K
Intel Core i5-13600K
1426 MB/s -27%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K
988 MB/s -50%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
945 MB/s -52%
Average of class Desktop
  (75.2 - 2441, n=28, last 2 years)
899 MB/s -54%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G
859 MB/s -56%
Intel Core i7-11800H
Minisforum NUCX i7
756 MB/s -62%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
32883 KRay/s +114%
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K
20298 KRay/s +32%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
18490 KRay/s +20%
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
15363 KRay/s
Intel Core i5-13600K
Intel Core i5-13600K
12806 KRay/s -17%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
9488 KRay/s -38%
Average of class Desktop
  (273 - 33821, n=28, last 2 years)
8893 KRay/s -42%
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i9-12900K
8078 KRay/s -47%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G
8000 KRay/s -48%
Intel Core i7-11800H
Minisforum NUCX i7
7109 KRay/s -54%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K
5149 KRay/s -66%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K
48674 MPixel/s +8%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K
48577 MPixel/s +8%
Intel Core i5-13600K
Intel Core i5-13600K
48434 MPixel/s +8%
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i9-12900K
48307 MPixel/s +7%
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
45051 MPixel/s
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
43947 MPixel/s -2%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
40893 MPixel/s -9%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
32202 MPixel/s -29%
Average of class Desktop
  (5125 - 54037, n=28, last 2 years)
26048 MPixel/s -42%
Intel Core i7-11800H
Minisforum NUCX i7
23758 MPixel/s -47%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G
20422 MPixel/s -55%

Intel NUC 13 Extreme Kit: Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

Our Cinebench R15 Multi loop shows a significant performance decline after the first loop. Due to the compact cooling solution and the power limits, we observe a lower performance level compared to an Intel Core i9-13900K in an alternate system with the Intel Core i9-13900K under continuous CPU stress. That being said, the result of 4779 points is still substantially higher than that of the Intel Dragon Canyon NUC.

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Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon Intel Core i9-13900K, Intel Core i9-13900K: Ø4779 (4708.1-5265.93)
Intel Ghost Canyon NUC (RTX 2070) Intel Core i9-9980HK, Intel Core i9-9980HK: Ø1463 (1410.79-1593.44)
Intel Beast Canyon NUC Intel Core i9-11900KB, Intel Core i9-11900KB: Ø1800 (1776.75-1859.25)
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060 Intel Core i9-12900, Intel Core i9-12900: Ø2592 (2433.39-3346.44)
Intel Core i9-13900K Intel Core i9-13900K, Intel Core i9-13900K: Ø6182 (6045.95-6213.11)
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K, Intel Core i9-12900K: Ø3987 (3920.42-4037.55)

System Performance

When it comes to synthetic benchmarks, the Intel NUC 13 Extreme Raptor Canyon shines with a very fast system performance. Here, the Intel Core i9-13900K with better cooling still has a small lead. Competitors from Minisforum and direct predecessors from the NUC series do not stand a chance, however. Subjectively, our test system is very quick and responsive and there are no noticeable delays.

Performance Rating - Percent
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X, AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090,
97.4 pt
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, Corsair MP600
97.4 pt
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090,
96.9 pt
Intel Core i9-13900K, Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, Corsair MP600
96.3 pt
Intel Core i5-13600K, Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, Corsair MP600
94.1 pt
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon, Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
89.8 pt
Intel Core i9-12900K, Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
85.9 pt
Intel Core i5-12600K, Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
84.4 pt
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060, Intel Core i9-12900
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
83.1 pt
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
76.8 pt
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
AMD Radeon RX 6600M, ESO512GYLCT
76.6 pt
Minisforum NUCX i7, Intel Core i7-11800H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU,
71.3 pt
PCMark 10
Score
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X, AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090,
9911 Points +9%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, Corsair MP600
9911 Points +9%
Intel Core i9-13900K, Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, Corsair MP600
9788 Points +7%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090,
9470 Points +4%
Intel Core i5-13600K, Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, Corsair MP600
9362 Points +3%
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon, Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
9118 Points
Intel Core i9-12900K, Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
8604 Points -6%
Intel Core i5-12600K, Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
8259 Points -9%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060, Intel Core i9-12900
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
8083 Points -11%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
AMD Radeon RX 6600M, ESO512GYLCT
7341 Points -19%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
7281 Points -20%
Minisforum NUCX i7, Intel Core i7-11800H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU,
6863 Points -25%
Essentials
Intel Core i9-13900K, Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, Corsair MP600
12868 Points +11%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X, AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090,
12651 Points +9%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, Corsair MP600
12651 Points +9%
Intel Core i5-13600K, Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, Corsair MP600
12306 Points +6%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090,
12259 Points +6%
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon, Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
11598 Points
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060, Intel Core i9-12900
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
11171 Points -4%
Intel Core i9-12900K, Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
11086 Points -4%
Intel Core i5-12600K, Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
10650 Points -8%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
AMD Radeon RX 6600M, ESO512GYLCT
10552 Points -9%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
10422 Points -10%
Minisforum NUCX i7, Intel Core i7-11800H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU,
9865 Points -15%
Productivity
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090,
12608 Points +15%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X, AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090,
11853 Points +8%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, Corsair MP600
11853 Points +8%
Intel Core i5-13600K, Intel Core i5-13600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, Corsair MP600
11630 Points +6%
Intel Core i9-13900K, Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, Corsair MP600
11370 Points +3%
Intel Core i5-12600K, Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
11001 Points 0%
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon, Intel Core i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
10988 Points
Intel Core i9-12900K, Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
10699 Points -3%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060, Intel Core i9-12900
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
10205 Points -7%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
9582 Points -13%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
AMD Radeon RX 6600M, ESO512GYLCT
9288 Points -15%
Minisforum NUCX i7, Intel Core i7-11800H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU,
8579 Points -22%

Storage Solution

Our test sample uses a very fast Kingston NVMe SSD as the system drive. The model performs very well, achieving blazing-fast transfer speeds in both AS SSD and DiskSpd. Since the Intel NUC 13 Extreme Raptor Canyon is a barebone system, users can choose which SSD drive they want to install. The Compute Element supports up to three M.2 SSDs in total. Installing the SSDs is a bit of a hassle, since the Compute Element first needs to be completely removed from the NUC 13.

More comparisons and benchmarks can be found in our comparison table.

1-TB Kingston SSD
1-TB Kingston SSD
The Compute Element houses up to three M.2-2280 SSDs.
The Compute Element houses up to three M.2-2280 SSDs.
AS SSD
AS SSD
CDM 3
CDM 3
CDM 5
CDM 5
CDM 6
CDM 6
CDI
CDI
Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
Sequential Read: 4130 MB/s
Sequential Write: 4251 MB/s
512K Read: 2798 MB/s
512K Write: 3305 MB/s
4K Read: 85.24 MB/s
4K Write: 191.2 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 622.4 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 505.5 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
84.7 pt
Average Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
 
84.7 pt
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
72 pt
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060 -11!
Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
64 pt
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G
ESO512GYLCT
45.5 pt
Average of class Desktop
 
42.9 pt
Minisforum NUCX i7
 
40.3 pt
DiskSpd
seq read
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
3912 (3515.15min - 3912.09max) MB/s
Average Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
 
3912 MB/s 0%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
1936 (1755.26min - 1936.41max) MB/s -51%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1936 (1755.26min - 1936.41max) MB/s -51%
Average of class Desktop
  (229 - 4276, n=24, last 2 years)
1843 MB/s -53%
Minisforum NUCX i7
 
1620 (1579.16min - 1620.17max) MB/s -59%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G
ESO512GYLCT
1614 (1595.77min - 1613.55max) MB/s -59%
seq write
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
4256 (3822.69min - 4255.75max) MB/s
Average Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
 
4256 MB/s 0%
Average of class Desktop
  (105.7 - 6288, n=24, last 2 years)
1936 MB/s -55%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
1744 (525.75min - 1743.78max) MB/s -59%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1744 (525.75min - 1743.78max) MB/s -59%
Minisforum NUCX i7
 
1707 (1684.21min - 1706.66max) MB/s -60%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G
ESO512GYLCT
1681 (1674.37min - 1681.28max) MB/s -61%
seq q8 t1 read
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
7116 (6584.47min - 7116.06max) MB/s
Average Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
 
7116 MB/s 0%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
4996 (4330.97min - 4996.25max) MB/s -30%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
4996 (4330.97min - 4996.25max) MB/s -30%
Average of class Desktop
  (254 - 7219, n=24, last 2 years)
2957 MB/s -58%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G
ESO512GYLCT
2344 (2130.71min - 2343.78max) MB/s -67%
Minisforum NUCX i7
 
2308 (2036.12min - 2307.5max) MB/s -68%
seq q8 t1 write
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
6135 (6096.84min - 6134.8max) MB/s
Average Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
 
6135 MB/s 0%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
2524 (535.17min - 2524.36max) MB/s -59%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
2524 (535.17min - 2524.36max) MB/s -59%
Average of class Desktop
  (100.9 - 6920, n=24, last 2 years)
2355 MB/s -62%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G
ESO512GYLCT
1849 (1833.02min - 1849.14max) MB/s -70%
Minisforum NUCX i7
 
1843 (1731.1min - 1843.4max) MB/s -70%
4k q1 t1 read
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
86.5 (82.21min - 86.46max) MB/s
Average Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
 
86.5 MB/s 0%
Average of class Desktop
  (13.7 - 91.9, n=24, last 2 years)
52.5 MB/s -39%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
45.7 (45.38min - 45.71max) MB/s -47%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
45.7 (45.38min - 45.71max) MB/s -47%
Minisforum NUCX i7
 
38.9 (38.65min - 38.87max) MB/s -55%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G
ESO512GYLCT
37.9 (37.34min - 37.87max) MB/s -56%
4k q1 t1 write
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
320 (298.75min - 319.53max) MB/s +67%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
320 (298.75min - 319.53max) MB/s +67%
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
192 (183.56min - 191.99max) MB/s
Average Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
 
192 MB/s 0%
Minisforum NUCX i7
 
187.4 (170.03min - 187.4max) MB/s -2%
Average of class Desktop
  (13.8 - 364, n=24, last 2 years)
185 MB/s -4%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G
ESO512GYLCT
161.3 (150.7min - 161.34max) MB/s -16%
4k q32 t16 read
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
1176 (1157.2min - 1176.4max) MB/s
Average Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
 
1176 MB/s 0%
Average of class Desktop
  (26 - 4319, n=24, last 2 years)
1062 MB/s -10%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
970 (966.45min - 970.29max) MB/s -18%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
970 (966.45min - 970.29max) MB/s -18%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G
ESO512GYLCT
822 (773.05min - 821.5max) MB/s -30%
Minisforum NUCX i7
 
786 (734.36min - 786.34max) MB/s -33%
4k q32 t16 write
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G
ESO512GYLCT
1492 (333.99min - 1492.35max) MB/s +177%
Average of class Desktop
  (13.1 - 5015, n=24, last 2 years)
1144 MB/s +113%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
1119 (483.18min - 1119.3max) MB/s +108%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1119 (483.18min - 1119.3max) MB/s +108%
Minisforum NUCX i7
 
1032 (266.97min - 1032.05max) MB/s +92%
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
538 (527.91min - 538.21max) MB/s
Average Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
 
538 MB/s 0%
AS SSD
Score Total
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
8263 Points
Average Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
 
8263 Points 0%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
6467 Points -22%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G
ESO512GYLCT
2988 Points -64%
Average of class Desktop
  (136 - 8347, n=20, last 2 years)
2896 Points -65%
Minisforum NUCX i7
 
1054.23 Points -87%
Score Read
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
2462 Points +37%
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
1792 Points
Average Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
 
1792 Points 0%
Average of class Desktop
  (65 - 3253, n=20, last 2 years)
1035 Points -42%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G
ESO512GYLCT
1001 Points -44%
Minisforum NUCX i7
 
895 Points -50%
Score Write
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
5665 Points
Average Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
 
5665 Points 0%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
2827 Points -50%
Minisforum NUCX i7
 
1556 Points -73%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G
ESO512GYLCT
1482 Points -74%
Average of class Desktop
  (39 - 5665, n=20, last 2 years)
1446 Points -74%
Seq Read
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
5664 MB/s
Average Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
 
5664 MB/s 0%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
4274 MB/s -25%
Average of class Desktop
  (265 - 6331, n=20, last 2 years)
2218 MB/s -61%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G
ESO512GYLCT
2215 MB/s -61%
Minisforum NUCX i7
 
1613 MB/s -72%
Seq Write
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
3081 MB/s
Average Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
 
3081 MB/s 0%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
2382 MB/s -23%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G
ESO512GYLCT
1780 MB/s -42%
Average of class Desktop
  (117 - 5326, n=20, last 2 years)
1531 MB/s -50%
Minisforum NUCX i7
 
1468 MB/s -52%
4K Read
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
83.9 MB/s +8%
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
77.71 MB/s
Average Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
 
77.7 MB/s 0%
Minisforum NUCX i7
 
54.25 MB/s -30%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G
ESO512GYLCT
53.18 MB/s -32%
Average of class Desktop
  (13.2 - 83.7, n=20, last 2 years)
48.1 MB/s -38%
4K Write
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
308.4 MB/s +13%
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
272.11 MB/s
Average Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
 
272 MB/s 0%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G
ESO512GYLCT
157.2 MB/s -42%
Average of class Desktop
  (13.5 - 272, n=20, last 2 years)
141.9 MB/s -48%
Minisforum NUCX i7
 
129.81 MB/s -52%
4K-64 Read
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
1950 MB/s +70%
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
1148.16 MB/s
Average Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
 
1148 MB/s 0%
Average of class Desktop
  (25.7 - 2536, n=20, last 2 years)
765 MB/s -33%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G
ESO512GYLCT
725.98 MB/s -37%
Minisforum NUCX i7
 
679.23 MB/s -41%
4K-64 Write
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
5085.1 MB/s
Average Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
 
5085 MB/s 0%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
2281 MB/s -55%
Minisforum NUCX i7
 
1279.71 MB/s -75%
Average of class Desktop
  (13.7 - 5085, n=20, last 2 years)
1151 MB/s -77%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G
ESO512GYLCT
1146.83 MB/s -77%
Access Time Read
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G
ESO512GYLCT
0.117 ms * -13%
Average of class Desktop
  (0.031 - 0.311, n=20, last 2 years)
0.1166 ms * -12%
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
0.104 ms *
Average Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
 
0.104 ms * -0%
Minisforum NUCX i7
 
0.092 ms * +12%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
0.071 ms * +32%
Access Time Write
Average of class Desktop
  (0.013 - 0.942, n=20, last 2 years)
0.134 ms * -931%
Minisforum NUCX i7
 
0.079 ms * -508%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX90G
ESO512GYLCT
0.024 ms * -85%
Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon
Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
0.013 ms *
Average Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G
 
0.013 ms * -0%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
0.012 ms * +8%

* ... smaller is better

Disk Throttling: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Intel NUC13 Raptor Canyon Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS1000G: Ø6568 (2645.61-7096.48)
Intel Beast Canyon NUC Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB: Ø3896 (225.06-5002.7)
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S: Ø2440 (1786.98-2501.9)
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060 Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S: Ø3896 (225.06-5002.7)
Minisforum NUCX i7  : Ø2309 (2137.76-2318.4)