Intel Shrike Bay
On twitter, there is a photo of the supposed next-generation NUC element for Intel’s miniature gaming systems.
The very low resolution photo was posted by @momomo_us. It showcases a completely new design for the upcoming NUC Element, the heart of the NUC 13 Raptor Canyon systems. The NUC 13 Element actually has its name which is “Shrike Bay” and it is very different from its predecessor.
The NUC 13 element has a completely redesigned cooler, in fact, the whole device seems to be much longer. We enhanced the original image, which was only 134 pixels in size, hoping to see more, but clearly not much is visible from this angle anyway. What we can see is the full PCIe x16 slot and two DIMM slots, but it’s unclear if the NUC 13 will eventually transition to DDR5 memory at this point.
The leaked details told us nothing except the fact that the new NUC 13 Extreme will feature Core i9 K-series, most likely the same chips that will fit into the desktop LGA1700 socket. Also, the NUC 13 Extreme will be larger compared to the NUC 12 Extreme “Dragon Canyon”, which was 8 liters in size. The new product will be 13.9L. This may explain why the NUC 13 Extreme Compute Element is using a much larger cooling solution.
According to leaked roadmaps, Intel is now set to launch its Raptor Canyon NUC in the fourth quarter of this year. The product will be equipped with up to 13th Gen Core i9 K-series, but will also be offered with i5, i5 and their KF variants without integrated graphics. Raptor Canyon systems will support full-length desktop graphics cards. Hopefully some systems will also be equipped with the Intel Arc A7 series.