The NUC Extreme roadmap revealed last month shows that Intel will replace the NUC 12 Extreme and NUC 12 Extreme Compute Element with the NUC 13 Extreme, code-named “Raptor Canyon,” and the NUC 13 Extreme Compute Element, code-named “Shrike Bay”.
Recently, Twitter user @momomo_us released a real photo of the NUC 13 Extreme Compute Element. Although it is blurry, it can be seen that the overall length is longer than that of the NUC 12 Extreme Compute Element. Intel should redesign the cooling system. The NUC 13 Extreme Compute Element should also come with a standard LGA 1700 socket to support replacing or upgrading the processor. It is worth noting that the original NUC 12 Extreme Compute Element supports DDR4 memory and whether the new generation of NUC 13 Extreme Compute Element will use DDR5 memory instead.
It was previously reported that the NUC 13 Extreme will continue to support full-length PCIe x16 graphics cards, but the overall volume will be larger, reaching 13.9 liters, which has caught up with some Micro-ATX chassis. At present, the overall NUC 12 Extreme is about 8 liters, which confirms from the side that the NUC 13 Extreme Compute Element will use a larger cooling solution.
According to Intel’s plan, the NUC 13 Extreme will be equipped with a 13th-generation Core series processor (Raptor Lake) with the “K/KF” suffix, which will be released in the fourth quarter of this year together with the new computing module NUC 13 Extreme Compute Element.
Recently, Intel’s NUC 12 Pro code-named Wall Street Canyon
has been launched, but the new NUC X15 series laptops, code-named Alder County, equipped with Alder Lake and Arc GPU, have problems in delivery due to the ARC discrete graphics card.