Intel NUCs are devices that weren’t very powerful at first, but they had a very compact size. However, over the years their specifications have increased and the Extreme line Intel NUC has been launched with a great performance in small dimensions. Now the new Intel NUC 13 Extreme “Raptor Canyon” confirms it will use 13th Gen Intel Core processors up to 24 coresthat is, it will access the high-end processors of the Raptor Lake family.
The Intel NUC 13 Extreme would be compatible with up to an Intel Core i9-13900K
We obtained this information through a Intel roadmap, where it showcases the current and future products of its Intel NUC lineup. In this we can see two products that attract our attention and that they come out at the end of this year: raptor canyon Yes Shrike Bay. The so-called Raptor Canyon is undoubtedly the upcoming Intel NUC 13 Extreme, which can be configured with an overclockable Intel Core i9 (“K” series), which would essentially be the Core i9-13900K.
This high-end processor will arrive in a configuration with 24 cores and 32 processing threads, which are divided into 8 hearts high performance (P-Cores) with the architecture raptor cove (and HyperThreading) and 16 cores low consumption (e cores) with the architecture Gracemont. The cores will be accompanied by 68 MB cache partitioned into 32 MB of L2 cache Yes 36 MB of L3 cache. As for their frequencies, we still don’t know anything for real, since we’ve only seen engineering samples, but it’s assumed that they might reach 6.00 GHz on one core.
That seems like a lot of CPU for a relatively small Intel NUC, but here Intel is going to play it safe. Therefore, while the Intel NUC 12 extreme with Intel Core i9-12900 had a volume of 8 litersthe future NUC 13 Extreme with i9-13900K will be bigger, reaching Volume of 13.9 liters. For this reason, it will be expected that it incorporates a much more efficient cooling system, since the Raptor Lake will arrive with high consumption.
Shrike Bay, for its part, would be the so-called “Calculation element“, that we can Install on our NUC 13 Extreme and increase compatibility with more Alder Lake-S desktop processors.
Versions of other Intel NUC products like NUC X15 laptops leaked
A few weeks ago we learned of the existence of future Intel laptops NUC X15code name “Alder County“. These arrived to pass to the previous generation which had a i5-11400H or one i7-11800Haccompanied by NVIDIA GeForce graphics RTX 3060 or RTX 3070. Although the NUC X15 provided a i7-12700H more powerful, with a total of 14 cores and 20 threads until 4.7GHz mode speed turboin the graphic aspect they disappointed.
And it is that, these only came with graphics IntelARC, in particular the A550M and A730M. The A550M with 16 Xe-cores (2048 EUs), 8 GB of memory and a consumption of 60 to 80W with very basic performance, perhaps similar to a GeForce GTX 1660. On the other hand, the A730M with 24 Xe cores (3072 EUs), 12 GB of memory and a consumption of 80-120W which could be equivalent to GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile.
The funny thing is, if we look at Intel’s leaked release dates, we see that the NUC X15 laptops have been deferred to second half of 2022. What we don’t know is if this is a delay due to the production of your Intel ARC graphics card or the Drivers for these graphs, which, being honest, they still require a lot of polishing time.