Intel has formally unveiled its NUC 13 Excessive gaming PC that may pack as much as a Core i9-13900K processor and a triple-slot GeForce RTX or Radeon RX graphics card to convey collectively excessive efficiency and comparatively compact dimensions. As well as, the codenamed Raptor Canyon machine additionally boasts first rate upgradeability and connectivity that one involves count on from a contemporary gaming PC.
Whereas Intel’s NUC methods had been initially meant to be compact, lately, Intel parted methods with the unique idea in favor of efficiency. Certainly, the Intel NUC 13 Excessive is a ~14-liter machine (opens in new tab) that may be geared up with the corporate’s top-of-the-range Core i9-13900K processor with eight high-performance cores, and 16 energy-efficient cores, as much as 64GB of DDR4-4800+ reminiscence, three M.2-2280 SSDs with a PCIe 4.0 interface, and one 3.5-inch or two 2.5-inch exhausting drives (or SATA SSDs).
Maybe a very powerful factor for avid gamers is that Intel’s NUC 13 can accommodate a graphics card with a triple-slot cooler as much as 313 mm lengthy and consumes as much as 450W of energy (utilizing one 12VHPWR connector or three eight-pin auxiliary energy connectors). We have no idea whether or not Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4090 Founders Version (304 mm lengthy) matches into Intel’s new system, but it surely appears just like the field can home ‘tall’ graphics playing cards, so chances are high that this board will slot in. In any case, the NUC 13 Excessive is prepared for the greatest graphics playing cards obtainable in the present day.
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As with all current NUC Excessive PCs, the compute factor of the system may be finally upgraded to herald a brand new CPU and quicker reminiscence, storage, and connectivity. In the meantime, the system is provided with a 750W 80Plus Gold-badged SFX 12VO inner energy provide. Nevertheless, since such PSUs should not widespread in retail, this can’t be upgraded.
As for connectivity, the NUC 13 Excessive compact PC has nearly all the things that fully-fledged desktops do, together with a Wi-Fi 6E + Bluetooth 5.2 adapter, two LAN connectors (2.5GbE and 10GbE), two Thunderbolt 4 ports, six USB 3.2 Gen2 Sort-A connectors on the again, two USB 3.2 Gen1 Sort-A connectors on the entrance, one USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Sort-C on the entrance, 4 show outputs (three DP, one HDMI) pushed by built-in Intel UHD Graphics GPU, 7.1-channel audio subsystem, and a 3.5-mm TRRS port for headsets on the entrance panel.
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Since it will possibly combine Intel’s Core i9-13900K and high-end graphics boards, Intel’s NUC 13 can rival gaming desktops (particularly compact ones like Falcon Northwest Tiki) designed for gaming. Nevertheless, full-sized desktops will nonetheless have the sting over Intel’s NUC 13 Excessive. The machines that are available in giant tower chassis can pack in high-capacity 3.5-inch exhausting drives, a high-end PSU, extra add-in playing cards, and even an optical disc drive (ODD) in some circumstances. But, these methods are considerably larger and maybe costlier.
The pricing of Intel’s NUC 13 Excessive will vary between $1,179 for a Core i5-13600K-equipped barebones and $1,549 for a Core i9-13900K-equipped barebones. As well as, corporations like SimplyNUC will provide pre-assembled machines utilizing Intel’s NUC 13 Excessive.