While Intel's classical 4x4 NUCs person been beautiful powerful systems tin of handling demanding workloads, nan institution ne'er cared to instal its top-of-the-range CPUs into its compact PCs. GEEKOM apparently decided to hole this and this week introduced its Mini IT13: nan industry's first 4x4 desktop pinch an Intel Core i9 processor, offering pinch 14 CPU cores inside.
The Mini IT13 from GEEKOM measures 117 mm × 112 mm × 49.2 mm, making it arsenic mini arsenic Intel's classical NUC systems. Despite its compact size, it tin battalion Intel's mobile-focused 14-core Core i9-13900H (6P+8E cores, 20 threads, up to 5.40 GHz, 24 MB cache, 45W) that comes pinch integrated Xe graphics processing portion pinch enhanced capacity (Xe-LP, 96 EUs aliases 768 watercourse processors astatine up to 1.50 GHz).
To support accordant capacity of nan CPU and debar overheating and capacity drops of moreover nether important loads, nan strategy employs a blower-style cooler, which produces up to 43.6 dBA of noise, truthful nan instrumentality is not precisely susurration rather to opportunity nan least.
The compact PC supports up to 64 GB of DDR4 memory done 2 SODIMMs, an M.2-2280 with a PCIe 4.0 x4interface and an M.2-2242 SSD pinch a SATA interface, and an further 2.5-inch HDD aliases SSD for much extended storage.
As acold as connectivity is concerned, the GEEKOM Mini IT13 comes pinch a Wi-Fi 6E+ Bluetooth 5.2 module, a 2.5 GbE port, two USB4 connectors, 3 USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, one USB 2.0 Type-A connector, two HDMI 2.0 outputs (in summation to 2 DPs supported done USB4), an SD paper reader, and a TRRS audio jack for headphones.
Although GEEKOM does not directly mention it, nan USB4 ports potentially allow to connect an outer graphics paper successful an eGFX enclosure and make nan Mini IT13 a rather decent gaming machine. Meanwhile, moreover without an outer graphics card, nan portion tin support up to 4 displays simultaneously.
Interestingly, nan GEEKOM IT13 instrumentality does not costs an limb and a leg. The cheapest type pinch Core i5-13500H, 16 GB of RAM, and a 512 GB SSD tin beryllium purchased for $499, whereas nan astir costly exemplary pinch Core i9-13900H, 32 GB of memory, and 2 TB of solid-state retention costs $789.