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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



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 an Intel NUC Extreme. 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.

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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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
  • EN 300 328
  • EN 301 893
  • EN 300 440
  • EN 301 489-1/3/17
  • EN 62311
  • AS/NZS 4268
  • AS/NZS 2772.2

Environmental Regulations

  • EU RoHS
  • China RoHS
  • Taiwan BSMI RoHS
  • 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