Intel has introduced the newest iteration of its NUC (subsequent unit of computing) mini PC for fanatics, codenamed Serpent Canyon. Formally known as the Intel NUC 12 Fanatic Mini PC, that is the primary NUC to function the corporate’s Arc A-series graphics playing cards, together with Twelfth-generation processors. There’s additionally the Intel NUC 12 Fanatic Equipment, which is similar factor, however with out RAM, storage, or an working system, so you may configure the PC with the specs you need.
The core options of the Intel NUC 12 Fanatic Mini PC embrace an Intel Core i7-12700H processor, which is a cell processor with 14 cores and 20 threads, plus enhance speeds as much as 4.7GHz. It has a 45W TDP, so it’s not too removed from typical desktop efficiency. You additionally get a cell GPU, the Intel Arc A770M with 16GB of GDDR6 reminiscence. That is Intel’s highest-end laptop computer GPU, and it helps all of the options you’d anticipate together with real-time ray tracing, in addition to some distinctive options like assist for AV1 encoding. Maybe extra notably, having an Intel CPU and GPU means that is the primary time we see assist for Intel Deep Hyperlink expertise on the desktop. This enables the CPU and GPU to work collectively in some workloads to spice up efficiency.
The Intel NUC 12 Fanatic Mini PC and Equipment additionally include assist for as much as 64GB (the Mini PC model already contains 16GB) and also you get three M.2 NVMe slots for SSDs. Two of those slots assist PCIe 4.0 speeds, with the third one supporting PCIe 3.0. In case you get the fully-configured Mini PC, it comes with a 1TB PCIe 4 SSD by default, although you may nonetheless increase.
As for ports, the machine comes with two Thunderbolt 4 ports, six USB Kind-A ports (two on the entrance, 4 on the again), HDMI 2.1, two DisplayPort 2.0 ports, 2.5Gb Ethernet, and a full-size SD card reader. It additionally contains Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 assist. All of this is available in a 2.5-liter chassis, which can be utilized horizontally or vertically with the included vertical stand, so you will have a bit extra flexibility with how your setup seems.
The Intel NUC 12 Fanatic Mini PC and Equipment will likely be accessible in late September from $1,180 to $1,350 relying on the configuration. Intel says it’s also possible to anticipate fully-equipped techniques based mostly on this NUC to be accessible at retail and from system integrators sooner or later.