Intel NUC 13 Extreme and RTX 4090? The GPU fits perfectly into the case

Intel NUC 13 Extreme and RTX 4090? The GPU fits perfectly into the case

Intel NUC 13 Extreme is the new compact mini ITX from the Santa Clara company designed for gaming and presented earlier this month. What has been highlighted is the possibility of customizing some internal components, such as the GPU; if you immediately thought of a GeForce RTX 4090, the answer is "yes, it fits", as demonstrated by the Computer Evaluation Room, the first Chinese publication to have tried this configuration on the new Intel PC.

The NUC 13 Extreme includes an Extreme Compute Element module based on a flagship Core i9-13900K CPU with 24 cores (16P+8E) and is sold together with a Kingston 32GB DDR5-4800 RAM and an RTX 3080 Ti TUF Gaming graphics card from ASUS . The system supports up to 64GB of RAM, GPU models up to three PCIe 5.0 slots (although for now the only one with this standard is More Threads' MTT S80), three NVMe SSDs, through the M.2 PCI connectors -E Gen 4 and as many as eight SATA SSDs via the SATA III ports.

Source: Computer Evaluation Room

Source: Computer Evaluation Room As you can see from the images published by Computer Evaluation Room, the RTX 4090 fits perfectly inside the case, although the included 750W Intel power supply is not actually sufficient to power the card. Fortunately, even in this case, it is possible to exchange it for a more powerful unit suitable for the Nvidia GPU. PC performance is excellent, with 2193/35478 points obtained on Cinebench R23 and 917/15700 in CPU-Z, single and multi core respectively. Even the temperatures seem to be well managed: the CPU reaches a maximum of 85 C°, while the RTX 4090 only 67 C°.

Obviously, the NUC 13 is not the only novelty that Intel has reserved for us in this period, the company is in fact preparing to present the rest of the Raptor Lake CPUs at CES 2023: we told you about it in a dedicated article.