Intel® NUC Gaming Mini PCs: Extreme and Enthusiast
Dominate leaderboards, not your desktop space. Intel® NUC Extreme and Intel® NUC Enthusiast deliver top-tier performance for your favorite titles in a small form factor gaming PC.
The Future Footprint of Powerful Gaming PCs
Get the incredible mini gaming PC experience you’ve been chasing from Intel, the founder of the NUC category. Choose Intel® NUC Extreme for the highest levels of performance and support for a discrete GPU. Or choose Intel® NUC Enthusiast for the most-compact gaming mini PC form factors in the NUC lineup.
Intel® NUC Extreme
A powerhouse mini gaming PC with discrete graphics.
Intel® NUC 13 Extreme
Compete, create, and stream at the highest levels. Intel’s most powerful NUC so far features the Intel® NUC 13 Extreme Compute Element with unlocked 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9, i7, or i5 processors. Performance hybrid architecture and 125W processors—nearly twice the base power of the previous generation—help you achieve peak frame rates for triple-A titles.
Intel® NUC 12 Extreme
Get a small form factor without sacrificing performance. A mere 8L volume chassis packs the full punch of a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, a PCIe 5.0 x16 slot for discrete graphics, 2.5GbE or 10GbE LAN, and Intel® WiFi 6E. Game, stream, and create the way you want while respecting your desktop space.
Intel® NUC 11 Extreme
Intel® NUC 11 Extreme brings full-size performance to mini gaming PCs with up to 8-core, 16-thread 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and support for a dual-slot graphics card up to 12" long. This small form factor gaming PC is your ticket to a bigger world of responsive, immersive experiences.
Intel® NUC Enthusiast
Slim gaming PCs that deliver all the power without the tower.
Intel® NUC 12 Enthusiast
The first Intel® NUC to offer Intel® Arc™ Discrete Graphics enables incredible gaming experiences, lightning-fast creativity, and stream-ready connectivity. Designed with a space-saving form factor that features a customizable RGB mask panel, this NUC looks great in any room.
Intel® NUC 11 Enthusiast
Get a super-compact design that’s earned rave reviews from gamers, creators, and streamers alike. The Intel® NUC 11 Enthusiast delivers legendary performance in a strikingly small size, made possible by the 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor and discrete NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-P graphics.
Intel® NUC Extreme and Enthusiast: Game. Stream. Create.
Don’t be fooled by their size. Intel® NUC Extreme and Enthusiast PCs have everything you need.
Get responsive performance at high visual settings using Intel® Core™ processors with high core counts and powerful discrete graphics.
Engage with online communities using the latest connectivity standards, including Intel® Wi-Fi 6E, up to 10GbE LAN, and Bluetooth.
Multitask more efficiently in heavy-duty apps with multiple monitor support, Thunderbolt™ 4 interfaces, and high-bandwidth memory.
Power Up Your Gaming with Integrated Intel® Core™ Processor Technologies
Intel® Core™ processors drive fast gameplay and outstanding real-world performance. Play the way you want with stunning visuals and immersive experiences that put you in the center of the action.
Ditch the Lag
Play and create with Wi-Fi 6, and get high bandwidth, low latency, and less interference for your streams and downloads.
Game in Full 4K Beauty
Connect multiple 4K monitors with Thunderbolt™ 4, and attach drives and peripherals at blazing 40 Gbps speeds.
Handle Massive Media Files
Build a collection of your favorite titles and triple-A games with up to PCIe 5.0 to ensure fast data storage and transfers.
Play Without Interruptions
Experience full-throttle gaming with built-in boost technologies that dynamically ramp up clock speed when needed.
Stay Cool Even During Intensive Play
Push graphics and rendering performance to their limits. Intel® NUC Extreme and Enthusiast PCs optimize airflow so you get a cooler, quieter experience during hours of intense gameplay—with lower fan speeds, less noise, and less chance of throttling.
Frequently Asked Questions
Intel® NUC Extreme mini gaming PCs are built for the highest-tier performance in a compact form factor, with the most-powerful Intel® processors for gaming and space to add a discrete graphics card up to 12" long. Intel® NUC Enthusiast mini gaming PCs prioritize space-saving form factors and feature a discrete GPU soldered onto the motherboard. Both Intel® NUC Extreme and Enthusiast mini gaming PCs will provide an incredible gaming experience with a device that looks great in any room.
Intel® NUC Extreme and Enthusiast kits require you to add your own memory, storage, and operating system (OS). Mini PC offerings are complete with memory, storage, and OS preinstalled and can be used right out of the box.
The numbers in each Intel® NUC Extreme and Enthusiast product name refer to the generation of Intel® Core™ processor in each device. The Intel® NUC 13 Extreme features a 13th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, the Intel® NUC 12 Extreme features a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, and so on.