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The most powerful NUC gaming system to date is the  Intel NUC 13 Extreme. This barebones kit features the modular Intel NUC 13 Extreme Compute Element that houses a 13th Gen Intel Core i9 24-Core processor with integrated Intel UHD 770 Graphics. The two SO-DIMM slots can support up to 64GB of 5600 MHz DDR5 RAM. Gamers will be pleased to know that they will be able to fit a triple-slot 12″ graphics card into the NUC 13 Extreme’s PCIe 5.0 x16 slot. Gamers will have plenty of options for connecting to the internet for their online multiplayer games, such as a 10 GbE jack, a 2.5 GbE jack, and Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax). Other features include Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, RGB lighting, and dual 120mm fans for a streamlined thermal design. You can install Windows 11 on the NUC 13 Extreme.

13th Gen Intel Core Performance

The system houses the modular Intel NUC 13 Extreme Compute Element, which features a 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900K processor at 125W, nearly twice the base power of the previous generation. Its eight performance cores can be boosted up to 5.8 GHz while its 16 efficiency cores handle background tasks.

Fits a Triple-Slot Graphics Card

The NUC 13 Extreme can fit up to a triple-slot 12″ graphics card in its PCIe 5.0 x16 slot.


There are two dual-channel DDR5-5600 SO-DIMM slots, which can support up to 64GB.

Stay Connected

Play your favorite multiplayer games with a reliable, wired connection, thanks to both a 2.5 GbE and a 10 GbE Ethernet jack. For going wireless, the NUC 13 Extreme has Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) connectivity.

Thunderbolt 4

Thunderbolt 4 is a hardware interface that utilizes the reversible USB Type-C connector and features a maximum throughput of 40 Gb/s when used with compatible devices. The connector also transmits data via USB4 at up to 20 Gb/s, and dual-bandwidth DisplayPort allows you to connect either one 8K monitor or up to two 4K displays simultaneously. Additionally, you can daisy chain up to six devices from a single Thunderbolt 4 port.


Dual 120mm fans help to provide efficient airflow to the system for optimal performance.

Compact Design

With the modern design, airflow is optimized to minimize noise and throttling during hours of intense gameplay. The NUC 13 Extreme also has a small footprint.


  • Intel® Core™ i9-13900K

  • Intel® UHD Graphics 770

  • Dual channel DDR5-4800 SODIMMs, max 64GB

  • 1x M.2 22×80 for NVMe

  • 2x M.2 22×80 for NVMe or SATA SSD

  • Intel® Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i w/ 6GHz + Bluetooth® v5.2

  • Auxiliary Extension x4

  • 4 addressable RGB headers

  • 2x 120mm System Fans

  • 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A (top)

  • 1x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C (top)

  • 1x 3.5mm stereo headphone jack (top)

  • 2x external antennas

  • 6x rear USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports

  • 10 Gb Ethernet (AQC113) port

  • Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet (i226-V) port

  • 2x Thunderbolt 4 / USB4 Type-C ports

  • 750W 80+ Gold SFX 12VO internal power supply

  • 1x HDMI 2.1 TMDS compatible connector (up to 4k60)

  • Analog audio

  • Triple slot PCIe X16 Gen5 socket

  • Kensington lock