Intel launches NUC 13 Extreme Raptor Canyon mini PC kits with up to a desktop-grade i9-13900K CPU for US$1549
Around a month ago at TwitchCon, Intel was showcasing the NUC 13 Extreme “Raptor Canyon” with a surprisingly large 13.9 L case that can even fit a triple-slot 12-inch GPU. Intel highlighted some features, but not the exact processors on the compute element. With yesterday’s official launch, Intel reveals the full specs, as well as price points for each kit.
Team Blue is essentially offering the entire desktop-grade Raptor Lake CPU lineup adapted for a smaller form-factor with an optimized thermal design and improved case airflow to reduce noise and throttling. The compute element can host either an i5-13600K, i7-13700K or i9-13900K processors that can be coupled with up to 64 GB of DDR5-5600 RAM and up to three M.2 2280 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs.
Port selection is quite robust for a mini PC with 2x Thunderbolt 4, 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2x2 , 8x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, an HDMI 2.1 video out, audio jack, plus a host of analog audio port headers. There is also Wi-Fi 6E connectivity with BT 5.2 and dual external antennas and a 2.5 GbE / 10 GbE NIC.
The NUC 13 Extreme kits come with a 750 W SFX PSU and will first be available in China, while wider availability is expected in late Q4 and early Q1 2023. Prices for the kits range from US$1179 to US$1549 and Intel is also offering upgrades for the compute element that range between US$760 and US$1100 depending on memory, storage and OS configurations.
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