Intel has demonstrated its next-generation NUC 13 Excessive system codenamed Raptor Canyon that’s squarely geared toward demanding avid gamers. Because the identify suggests, the machine will pack Intel’s thirteenth Era Core ‘Raptor Lake’ processors and can supply upgradeability and expandability that you simply come to count on from bigger gaming PCs. In the meantime, the brand new NUC 13 system is even greater than its predecessor.
Intel’s NUC Excessive has slowly been departing from small form-factor gaming PC idea to one thing with ever increasing dimensions. Intel’s NUC 12 Excessive is a shoe box-sized PC and the corporate’s NUC 13 Excessive will primarily be a compact desktop PC that shall be based mostly on Intel’s as much as Core i9 ‘Raptor Lake’ socketed processor in addition to a contemporary high-end graphics card with an as much as three-wide cooling system, in line with an Intel presentation at TwitchCon (through VideoCardz).
Throughout TwitchCon, Intel gave us a take a look at the NUC 13 Excessive, codename Raptor CanyonLarger chassis to help bigger GPUs (up-to 3 slot), single PCB connects each GPU and Compute Component, which has been drastically redesigned with improved coolingIntel says extra information quickly pic.twitter.com/GZbTNseeg9October 10, 2022
The machine is available in a dual-chamber 13.9-liter chassis that appears like a Micro-ATX machine and is definitely greater than typical Mini-ITX packing containers. Every chamber is provided with its personal 120-mm fan to supply sufficient cooling for contemporary elements like Intel’s Core i9-13900 CPU (with an as much as 253W most thermal energy), one of these finest SSDs SSDs with a PCIe 5.0 x4 interface or a type of finest graphics playing cards like Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card that tops at 450W (though Intel would most likely desire NUC homeowners to additionally purchase an Arc graphics board).
The brand new NUC 13 Excessive has definitely moved away from a typical Intel NUC machine. That mentioned, it nonetheless retains lots of its key promoting factors, which incorporates ease of meeting in addition to the flexibility to equip it with optimum reminiscence modules and storage units. But, Intel’s NUC 13 Excessive ‘Raptor Canyon’ definitely appears to be designed to supply the efficiency of a fully-fledged desktop PC, which requires subtle cooling and in lots of circumstances applicable dimensions.
One of many playing cards that Intel’s Raptor Lake has up its sleeve is its extraordinarily excessive clock-speed potential. However to make use of that potential one wants very clear energy supply in addition to superb cooling. This may very well be one of many the reason why Intel wants greater chassis for its NUC 13 Excessive gaming PC. Different causes might embrace the considerably greater cooling techniques of contemporary graphics playing cards.
Intel plans to formally introduce its NUC 13 Excessive ‘Raptor Canyon’ machine in a ‘couple of weeks.’