In the foreseeable future, the Intel NUC family of computers will be expanded with a line of compact NUC 13 Pro systems based on energy-efficient 13th generation Core processors (Raptor Lake-P). In these nettops, the chipmaker intends to update not only the platform, but also the case design. Photos of one of the prototypes are already available on the Web.
In the Intel NUC 13 Pro computers, the processor giant will pay attention to cooling the “insides”. More ventilation holes will appear on the device case, which should improve the temperature regime of the CPU. By the way, Zotac has been using a similar mesh design in their mini PCs for many years. An external adapter will be responsible for powering the nettop, as before.
As for the Intel Raptor Lake-P processors, one of the representatives of the new family was recently noted in the Geekbench test database. The Core i7-1370P model operates with 14 cores/20 threads, from which we can conclude that there are six high-performance and eight energy-efficient cores. The volume of the L3 cache is 24 MB, and the operating frequencies are in the range from 1.9 to 5.0 GHz.
More details about the new 13th Gen Intel Core chips will be revealed during CES 2023 in January.