Intel has teased its upcoming NUC 13 Excessive PC, the most recent addition to the NUC (Subsequent Unit of Computing) household of small-form-factor computer systems and barebone pc kits. The PC codenamed Raptor Canyon was revealed at TwitchCon this previous weekend, as reported by VideoCardz, and notably sports activities a considerably greater design than its predecessor to help bigger graphics playing cards.
A teardown of the upcoming PC was carried out on the conference ground, giving us a sign of its bigger dimension in comparison with earlier fashions inside Intel’s NUC vary. It confirmed that Raptor Canyon can help as much as a full desktop Core i9 processor and as much as 64GB of DDR5 reminiscence. 2.5 and 3-slot graphics playing cards are additionally supported, with an unnamed Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 collection being put in in the course of the presentation. There’s no point out that the system can help Nvidia’s just lately launched RTX 40 collection, which brings a a lot chunkier design than earlier generational GPU releases.
Its bigger dimension permits the Intel NUC 13 Excessive to help a triple-slot desktop GPU as much as 12-inches in size. Picture: VideoCardz / Intel
Intel has elevated the dimensions of the next-gen NUC Excessive from the 8L chassis on the earlier generational launch to a 13.9L chassis for the 13th-gen NUC gaming PC. This larger-capacity PC doesn’t spell the top for Intel’s sometimes minuscule kind issue nonetheless, because the Excessive collection is designed as a full-desktop alternative system, and fewer highly effective fashions such because the NUC 12 Fanatic and NUC 12 Professional collection are nonetheless rocking the acquainted pint-sized design.
At TwitchCon Intel mentioned it will present extra detailed info for the NUC 13 Excessive in a “couple weeks.” Forward of that, Mark Walton, EMEA Comms Supervisor at Intel confirmed to The Verge that Raptor Canyon helps 13th Gen Intel Core processors at 125W and triple-slot 12-inch graphics playing cards, in addition to dual-channel DDR5 reminiscence and Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E. Intel expects the primary items to be accessible within the fourth quarter of 2022, with extra rolling out by early 2023. As such, we will doubtless count on full specs, pricing, and launch date earlier than the top of the 12 months.