Intel’s NUC 13 Extreme which has been codenamed as the ‘Raptor Canyon’ is going to come with a bigger 13.9 liter case and will be featured on to SKUs ranging till the Core i9. The liter size shows an incredible improvement as compared to the Dragon Canyon NUC 12 which is based on Alder Lake and is 8 liters in size. From what we can see, the NUC 13 Extreme is all set to accommodate more and more powerful next-gen graphics.
So far there is no information regarding the Raptor Lake SKUs which this machine will use nor does the roadmap confirm any specs of the device except for the one that it will have a PCIe x16 slot. Intel’s 13th Gen Compute Element which has been codenamed as the ‘Shrike Bay’ will take after its predecessor and bring the same desktop socket for more powerful CPUs. If this is confirmed, then we can surely say that the NUC Raptor Canyon is going to come with 24 cores and 32 threads.
Here we have a chart which shows the marketing schedule for the NUC series. It doesn’t mention the Raptor Canyon as of yet, but it has listed the Alder Country – Intel’s NUC X15 laptop series based on the Alder Lake and Arc GPUs. The consumer ship date was initially Q2 2022, which has clearly been delayed now. This wouldn’t be the first time that Intel appears to be having some problem delivering its Arc-based products on time.