First Core i9 4×4 NUC is almost here
Turns out, SimplyNUC will not be the first to introduce their Core i9 CPU. Geekom seemed to be quicker to announce their IT13 4×4 Mini-PC today.
Technically, the official unveiling of their Mini-PC is scheduled for later today, but the company has prematurely released the entire product page and confirmed its (basic) specifications. Consequently, even though the product is no longer listed, parts of the specifications are now public knowledge.
The IT13 represents a new iteration of the Core-H series-based model, boasting an “Alder Lake” Core i5-12650H processor. Notably, this updated model incorporates a newer cooling system that has enabled Geekom to incorporate a more capable “Raptor Lake” Core i9 processor. This particular CPU is a Core i9-13900H 45W high-end gaming laptop processor. This is the first known 4×4 MiniPC to feature Core i9 CPU.
According to the report from Liliputing, the IT13 will be available with various CPU options, including the Core i5-13500H and Core i7-13700H. However, the spotlight will be on the i9-13900H SKU, which offers 6 Performance and 8 Efficient cores, resulting in a total of 14 cores and 20 threads, with a boost capability of up to 5.4 GHz.
What remains uncertain is whether the Geekom system will be able to consistently handle the 115W Max Turbo Power (PL2), or if there will be any thermal and power-related constraints. Judging from the renders, it does appear to be a single fan design.
Nonetheless, this development marks a significant milestone, as the Core i9 processor will soon be available for 4×4 Mini-PCs, and more such devices are on the horizon. The IT13 is set to be unveiled today at 7 PM CEST, while SimplyNUC’s Onyx system is slated for release on August 29th. As of now, the complete specifications and pricing details have not been officially confirmed.