Intel® NUC 13 Extreme Product Brief

Mini. Modular. Mind-blowing.

Intel® NUC 13 Extreme

  • Ideal for gaming

  • Nearly twice the Base Power of the previous generation

  • First Intel NUC to combine support for triple-slot 12" graphics cards with dual-channel DDR5 memory and Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E

  • Three-year limited warranty1

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This changes everything. The Intel® NUC 13 Extreme pairs off-the-charts performance and never-before-seen features with a streamlined thermal design.

The modular Intel NUC 13 Extreme Compute Element features unlocked 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9/i7/i5 processors at 125W—nearly twice the Base Power of the previous generation—to create the most powerful Intel NUC ever.

Gamers can take advantage of new triple-slot 12" graphics cards, dual-channel DDR5 memory supporting speeds of 4800+ MHz, and Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E—the first time those features have been available on Intel® NUC Mini PC. With the new modern design, airflow is optimized to minimize noise and throttling during hours of intense gameplay.

This small-footprint powerhouse is packed with the performance, innovative features, and connectivity Gamers want to take their gameplay to the next level, all backed by a three-year Intel warranty.2

At just 305 mm x 47 mm x 137 mm (12" x 1.9" x 5.4"), the Intel NUC 13 Extreme Compute Element features unlocked 13th Gen Intel Core processors at 125W—nearly twice the Base Power of the previous generation.

Technical specifications

  Intel® NUC 13 Extreme Kit
NUC13RNGi9
Intel® NUC 13 Extreme Kit
NUC13RNGi7
Intel® NUC 13 Extreme Kit
NUC13RNGi5
Processor Intel® Core™ i9-13900K processor
Up to 5.8 GHz Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost,
125W unlocked, 24 cores (8P+16E),
32 threads, 36MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® UHD Graphics 770 
Intel® Core™ i7-13700K processor
Up to 5.4 GHz Intel® Turbo Boost Max
Technology 3.0,
125W unlocked, 16 cores (8P+8E),
24 threads, 30MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® UHD Graphics 770 
Intel® Core™ i5-13600K processor
Up to 5.1 GHz Max Turbo,
125W unlocked, 14 cores (6P+8E),
20 threads, 24MB Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® UHD Graphics 770
Graphics PCIe x16 Gen5 slot with PCIe 5.0 (12VHPWR) and three 6+2-pin PCIe power connectors, supports up to ~450W, 313 mm length, triple-slot cards
Memory Dual channel DDR5 SODIMMs, 64GB max
Storage Three M.2 key M slots: 80 mm CPU-attached PCIe x4 Gen4 NVMe, two 42/80 PCH-attached PCIe x4 Gen4 NVMe or SATA3 SSD, RAID-0 and RAID-1 capable
Ethernet Intel® 2.5GbE (i226-V) / 10GbE (AQC113) LAN
Other features & technologies HDMI 2.1 TMDS compatible connector (up to 4K60) | Two Thunderbolt™ 4 / USB4 Type-C ports | Supports three 4K displays (Intel® UHD Graphics)
Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i, 802.11ax 2x2 ~3.0Gbps w/ 6GHz + Bluetooth®  v5.2 (5.3 capable), dual external antennas
Six USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A connectors (rear) | Two USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A (front) |  One USB Gen2x2 Type-C (front)
3.5 mm front stereo headset jack  | Up to 7.1 multichannel digital audio via HDMI or DisplayPort (Type-C) signals
Analog audio with discrete Mic-in, Line-in, Speaker-out, FP audio header
Operating system Not included. Microsoft Windows 11 (logo’d), compatible with various Linux distros
Power Full modular - 750W 80+ Gold SFX 12VO internal power supply with geo-specific C13 AC cords
Geo-specific power cord No cord, US, EU, UK, AU, CN
What’s needed Memory, storage, operating system

Intel® NUC 13 Extreme Kits
Additional technical specifications

Processors (and iGPU)

Intel® Core™ i9-13900K processor

  • Up to 5.8 GHz Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost, 125W unlocked, 24 cores (8P+16E)
  • 32 threads, 36MB Intel® Smart Cache, Intel® UHD Graphics 770

Intel® Core™ i7-13700K processor

  • Up to 5.4 GHz Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, 125W unlocked, 16 cores (8P+8E cores), 24 threads, 30MB Intel® Smart Cache, Intel® UHD Graphics 770

Intel® Core™ i5-13600K processor

  • Up to 5.1 GHz Max Turbo, 125W unlocked, 14 cores (6P+8E cores), 20 threads, 24MB Intel® Smart Cache, Intel® UHD Graphics 770

Graphics Options

  • PCIe x16 Gen5 slot with PCIe 5.0 (12VHPWR) and three 6+2-pin PCIe power connectors, supports up to ~450W, 313 mm length, triple-slot cards

Storage Capabilities

  • Three M.2 key M slots; 80 mm CPU-attached PCIe x4 Gen4 NVMe, two 42/80 PCH-attached PCIe Gen4 NVMe or SATA3 SSD, RAID-0 and RAID-1 capable

System Memory

  • Dual channel DDR5 SODIMMs, 64GB max

Connectivity

  • HDMI 2.1 TMDS compatible connector (up to 4K60)
  • Two Thunderbolt 4 ports / USB4 Type-C ports
  • Supports three 4K displays (Intel UHD Graphics)
  • Intel® 2.5GbE (i226-V) / 10GbE (AQC113) LAN
  • Six USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A connectors (rear)
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i, 802.11ax 2x2 ~3.0 Gbps w/6GHz + Bluetooth® v5.2 (5.3 capable), dual external antennas
  • Two USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A (front)
  • One USB Gen2x2 Type-C (front)

Baseboard Connectivity Features

  • Two SATA, USB 2.0 ports
  • Two 2.5-in HDD or one 3.5-in HDD support
  • Four addressable RGB headers supporting up to 120 LEDs (30 LEDs per zone), configurable by Intel® NUC Software Studio

System Bios

  • 256Mb Flash EEPROM with Intel® Platform Innovation Framework for EFI Plug and Play
  • Advanced configuration and power interface V5.0b, SMBIOS2.5
  • Intel® BIOS
  • Intel® Express BIOS update support

Hardware Management Features

  • Voltage and temperature sensing
  • ACPI-compliant power management control 

Expansion Capabilities

  • USB 3.2 Type-C header

Audio

  • Up to 7.1 multichannel digital audio via HDMI or DisplayPort (Type-C) signals
  • 3.5 mm front stereo headset jack
  • Analog audio with discrete Mic-in, Line-in, Speaker-out, FP audio header

Operating System Compatibility

  • Microsoft Windows 11 (logo’d) 
  • Various Linux distros

Security

  • Kensington Lock ready

Chassis Size

  • 13.3 in x 12.5 in x 5.1 in
  • 337 mm x 318 mm x 129 mm (14L)

Thermal Design

  • Two 120 mm system fans

Power Requirements

  • Full modular- 750W 80+ Gold SFX 12VO internal power supply with geo-specific C13 AC cords

Environment Operating Temperature

  • 0° C to +35° C

Storage Temperature

  • Sustained storage limits -20° C to +40° C
  • Short duration limits -40° C to +60° C

Safety Regulations and Standards

  • IEC/EN/UL 60950-1
  • IEC/EN/UL 62368-1

EMC/RF Regulations and Standards

  • FCC Part 15B/15C/15E
  • CISPR/EN 55032/55024
  • ICES-0003
  • VCCI 32
  • BSMI CNS 13438
  • KN 32/35
  • AS/NZS CISPR 32
  • EN 300 328
  • EN 301 893
  • EN 300 440
  • EN 301 489-1/3/17
  • EN 62311
  • AS/NZS 4268
  • AS/NZS 2772.2
  • ARPANSA

Environmental Regulations

  • EU RoHS
  • China RoHS
  • Taiwan BSMI RoHS
  • REACH
  • Japan ROHS

Energy Efficiency Regulations for Mini PCs

  • US Energy Star and CEC
  • EU ErP Directive
  • China CEL
  • South Korea E-standby
  • Australia GEMS
  • Israel Energy Source

Product and Performance Information

1Intel offers three-year limited warranties on Intel® NUC products purchased from Intel® Authorized Distributors. This warranty covers all hardware items included in the box.
2Intel offers three-year limited warranties on Intel® NUC products purchased from Intel® Authorized Distributors. This warranty covers all hardware items included in the box.