Intel has presented its unique and powerful NUC, the Intel NUC 12 Serpent Canyon, a mini PC with powerful CPU and a discrete Intel ARC A770M GPU as a novelty.
This compact computer offers an Intel Core i7-12700H processor with high power and a consumption of only 45 W TPD. In addition, it offers the Intel ARC A770M dedicated graphics card, which represents one of Intel’s first steps in this sector, a generation of graphics cards that has suffered multiple delays and is very late compared to the competition. In a few days we will have the new NVIDIA 4000, the integrated AMD RDNA2 and soon the RDNA3.
Intel NUC 12 Serpent Canyon Specifications
The new Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast has an Intel Core i7-12700H processor manufactured in 7 nm, with fourteen cores, eight high-performance and six low-performance, and runs up to twenty simultaneous processes. The processor speed is between 3.5 and 4.7 GHz with a power consumption that is normally around 45 W at most. It has an integrated Intel Xe GPU, but in this case it is only used secondarily as it has a dedicated GPU.
We have a dedicated Intel Arc A770M GPU that reaches up to 1.65 GHz GPU has 32 Xe cores, a total of 512 execution units and integrates 16 GB GDDR6 memory, the consumption of this card is 150 W and performs like an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070M. The total consumption of the mini PC can be 330 W which is what gives its power supply.
Inside the case we can mount two SODIMM DDR4 3200 modules up to 64 GB and three NVMe SSD drives up to 8 TB. By default, it comes with a ridiculous 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of disk, so it will be necessary to make an additional pay.
On the Intel NUC 12 Serpent Canyon we have a Wifi 6 adapter up to 3 Gbps and Bluetooth 5.2 for wireless connectivity. The included connectors are six USB 3.2 Type-A, two Thunderbolt 4 connectors, HDMI 2.1 video output, two DisplayPort 2.0, two 3.5″ audio jacks one of them with TOSLink support, 2.5G Gbps Ethernet connector and an SDXC card slot up to 2 TB. In total we have five 4K@60fps HDR video outputs.
The dimensions of this small computer are 230 x 180 x 60 mm, also included is a stand to put it vertically. As usual we have the classic Gaming lighting of this NUC family.
Price and availability
- The new Intel NUC 12 Serpent Canyon can be purchased at SimplyNuc for $1699 with only 8/256 GB, certainly a high price just for enthusiasts of this mini PC format.