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Intel launches NUC 12 Enthusiast

by on20 September 2022


12th Gen Intel Core CPU and Arc A770M GPU

Intel has officially unveiled the Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Mini PC and Kit, codename Serpent Canyon, which combines 12th gen Intel Core CPUs with Intel Arc A770M GPU, all inside a rather compact 230x180x60mm chassis.

As said, the Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast will be available as a Mini PC or as a Kit version, with the Mini PC version packing 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3200 memory and a 1TB PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD.

The Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast come in a rather neat-looking 2.5L chassis, measuring 230x180x60mm (9.1x7.1x2.4-inches), which can be used both vertically and horizontally.

Specification-wise, it is packed with Intel Core i7-12700H CPU, a 14-core (6P+8E)/20-thread CPU that Turbos up to 4.7GHz. The CPU is paired up with Intel Arc A770M GPU with 16GB of GDDR6 memory. The rest of the specifications include two M.2 PCIe x4 Gen4 NVMe SSD slots, a single M.2 PCIe x4 Gen 3 NVMEe or SATA SSD slot, support for up to 64GB of dual-channel DDR4-3200 in two SODIMM slots, a single HDMI 2.1 and two DisplayPort 2.0 outputs, Thunderbolt 4/USB 4 Type-C ports, Intel 2.5Gb Ethernet and Intel Killer WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 for connectivity, 6 USB 3.2 ports, and an SDXC slot.

"The Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit is one of the most exciting NUC's to launch because it's the first to pair an Intel processor with discrete Intel graphics. The system provides a strong combination of high performance in content creation and gaming usages, and wide array of I/O - typically found in larger systems - all in a small form-factor design. More importantly, this NUC features helpful technologies like Intel Thread Director and Intel Deep Link that make it perfect for anyone trying to create and game in the convenience of a truly compact design," said Brian McCarson, Intel vice president and general manager of the NUC Group.

The new Intel NUC Enthusiast Mini PC and Kit should be available later this month with prices ranging from $1,180 to $1,350, depending on the configuration.

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Already available for pre-order at SimplyNUC

These are already available for pre-order over at SimplyNUC starting at £1499 ex. VAT on the UK site and from $1699 on the US site, fully configured.

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