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Intel has launched their new NUC 13 Extreme Kit, code-named Raptor Canyon, and the NUC 13 Extreme Compute Element, two new mini PCs that are all set to shake up hardcore gamers and severe content creators, which are the most potent NUCs Intel has ever built.

Both the NUC 13 Extreme Kit and the NUC 13 Extreme Compute element come with unlocked 13th Gen Intel Core desktop processors, such as the Intel i5 13600k, i7 13700k, i9 13900k CPUs and space for a triple-slot, 12-inch GPU to unleash even more performance for enthusiast gamers and content creators.

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. Because a K series processor powers these NUCs, users can use them without a GPU, but if they want to get the most out of their mini PCs, they will need to add a decent GPU.

Another advantage that the K-series processors bring, as with all 13th Gen Intel CPUs, is that it allows users to overclock these chips. All the NUCs in the series come with a PCIe 5.0  x16 slot, with 3x 6+2-pin PCIe power connectors, which will support up to GPUs that draw up to 450W at their peak. Powering the entire NUC is a fully modular 750W 80+ Gold SFX 12VO power supply.

The NUC 13 Extreme includes all the additional features, and connectivity gamers need, including:

  • Support for up to 64GB dual-channel DDR5-5600 MHz RAM.
  • Support up to three PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSDs (M.2).
  • Intel  2.5GbE (i226-V) / 10GbE (AQC113) LAN.
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6E.
  • Two Thunderbolt 4 ports.
  • Six USB 3.2 Gen2 rear ports.

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

He added, “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.”

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 $1,179 (or Rs 95,756) to $1,549 (or Rs 1,25,807), and $760 (or Rs 61,725) to $1,100 (or Rs 89,358) for the Intel NUC 13 Extreme Compute Element, depending on the configuration one chooses and will allow users to customize their memory, storage, and operating system to suit their needs.

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