Intel® NUC Kit with 9th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Products formerly Ghost Canyon
Supported Operating Systems
Windows 10, 64-bit
Board Form Factor
Internal Drive Form Factor
1 Tb M.2 SSD PRO
# of Internal Drives Supported
Mobile Intel® CM246 Chipset
Intel® Core™ i9-9980HK Processor (16M Cache, up to 5.00 GHz)
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
# of Cores
# of Threads
Processor Base Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
Memory & Storage
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
Max # of Memory Channels
Max Memory Bandwidth
Max # of DIMMs
ECC Memory Supported
Intel® UHD Graphics 630
2x Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.0a
# of Displays Supported
Via PCIe add-in card(s)
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Configurations
2x M.2 PCIe X4 slots (PCH), 1x M.2 PCIe X4 slot (CPU) Double-wide PCIe X16 (CPU) slot shared with PCIe X4 (CPU) slot, 8″ max card length
PCIe x4 Gen 3
PCIe x16 Gen 3
Removable Memory Card Slot
SDXC with UHS-II support
M.2 Card Slot (storage)
2x via PCH + 1x via CPU (NVMe)
# of USB Ports
4x rear USB 3.1g2, 2x Thunderbolt 3 (USB 3.1g2), 2x front USB 3.1g2, 2x USB 2.0 via internal headers, 1x USB 2.0 internal
3.1 Gen2, 2.0
USB 2.0 Configuration (External + Internal)
Total # of SATA Ports
Max # of SATA 6.0 Gb/s Ports
2x M.2 SATA/PCIe SSD, SATA header (RAID-0 RAID-1)
Audio (back channel + front channel)
7.1 digital; L+R+mic (F); L+R+TOSLINK (R)
Intel® Ethernet Connection i219-LM and i210-AT
Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200
S/PDIF Out Connector
CEC, 2x USB2.0, FRONT_PANEL
# of Thunderbolt™ 3 Ports
238 x 216 x 96mm
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT)
Security & Reliability
Intel® AES New Instructions
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BUILD YOUR DREAM RIG
Game like never before with the highest-performing Intel® NUC for consumers
Build a true mini gaming PC without compromising on performance. Intel® NUC 9 Extreme kit (NUC9i7QNX) with an upgradeable Intel® NUC Compute Element provides the building blocks to give you the power to build the exact Intel® NUC you need.
Full-Powered Desktop Graphics
The Intel® NUC 9 Extreme Kit supports up to an eight-inch discrete graphics card, giving enthusiast gamers the flexibility they need to build a monster rig for gaming and streaming simultaneously.
The Intel® NUC 9 Extreme Kit is housed in a 5-litre chassis—making this one of the smallest footprint gaming systems available that supports desktop discrete graphics.
LEVEL UP. WAY UP.
Imagine your dream gaming rig. Then build it with the Intel® NUC 9 Extreme Kit, the highest-performing Intel® NUC available for consumers today. Ultra-powerful, compact and modular, it’s also upgradable with an Intel® NUC 9 Extreme Compute Element.
WHAT’S ON THE INSIDE?
A pre-installed upgradeable Intel® NUC 9 Extreme Compute Element gives you the performance you need with modern day advanced technologies and connectivity.
Intel® Core™ i7-9750H Processor
2.60 GHz – 4.50 GHz Turbo, 6 core, 12 thread, 12MB Cache, 45W
Dual channel DDR4 SODIMMs
Supports 1.2V, max 64GB at 2400MHz or 32GB at 2666MHz
Intel® Optane™ Ready
Intel® Optane™ SSD and Intel® Optane™ Memory M10 and H10 ready
Whether it’s for content creation, media editing or premium productivity, get all that you need to stay creative and productive all day.
- Graphic Design & Illustration
- Photo, Video, Audio Editing
- 3D Animation
- Architecture & Engineering
- Office Apps Multitasking
Be it casual gaming, mainstream gaming or enthusiast gaming, enjoy the ultimate experience to keep you engrossed all night.
- AAA Games
- Role-Playing Games
- Simulation Games
- Strategy Games
- Sports Games
THE 1ST NUC TO SUPPORT DESKTOP GRAPHICS
Intel’s smallest NUC that supports a dual-slot PCIe x16 graphics card. Take gaming to the extreme by pairing your NUC with a powerful desktop discrete graphics card.
PCIe X16 slot with 6+2-pin & 6-pin PCIe power connectors, up to 225W, up to 8″ card length, dual-slot capable.
To view compatible products, visit: compatibleproducts.intel.com/ProductDetails?EPMID=190109
WHY GAME ON AN INTEL® NUC?
When it comes to mini PC gaming, Intel® NUC is at the top of the leaderboards in performance, portability, and gameplay.
Powerful Processors for Gaming
Intel® NUC 9 Extreme kits are powered by the latest 9th Gen Intel® Core™ processors that deliver seamless gameplay on the hottest AAA game titles.
Cool and Quiet
The Intel® NUC 9 Extreme kit utilises an innovative L-shaped vapor chamber and optimally uses firmware-controlled fans to efficiently draw cool air to critical components to ensure the system is consistently cool and quiet as you game and create.
Big Wins, Small Size
Going to a LAN party? Esports competition? Intel® NUC mini PCs are so compact, you can drop one into a backpack and take it anywhere.
Intel® NUC Reliability and Support
Intel® NUC is the only mini PC platform engineered, manufactured, and backed by Intel. Every Intel® NUC comes with a three-year warranty and 24/7 support from Intel.
Including four rear USB 3.1 ports, in addition to two front USB 3.1 ports, the NUC 9 Extreme provides surplus room for peripherals. Two Intel® Gigabit LAN ports, Intel® WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5 cover all your networking needs. The NUC 9 Extreme also includes dual Thunderbolt™ 3 Ports and a HDMI 2.0a port to power displays.
2x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A Ports
SDXC Slot with UHS-II Support
3.5mm Stereo Headset Jack
2x Intel® Gigabit LAN Ports
4x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A Ports
HDMI 2.0a Connector
2x Thunderbolt™ 3 Ports
PCIe x16 Slot
PCIe x4 Slot
500W Internal Power Supply
WHAT YOU NEED TO GET STARTED
The Intel NUC 9 Extreme is a new modular compact gaming PC that makes it simple to max out on performance and upgrade in the future. To get started, you’ll need to choose and install memory, storage and an operating system.
*Check system specifications to ensure you choose compatible hardware.