Specs for the upcoming Intel NUC 12 with Alder Lake processors and Intel’s own discrete graphics solution have been revealed.
The Intel NUC product line consists of small form factor desktop PCs presented as mini PCs. They are useful for those who need a less bulky system that can be carried around with them, while still providing sufficient performance.
The Intel NUC 12 is the next iteration in the series and, as expected, features 12th generation Intel Alder Lake processors. At the moment, only the NUC 12 Extreme has appeared with a 12th generation processor from Intel and support for a full-sized GPU. This could use Intel’s own Arc A series. Such a claim is supported by the fact that since the Arc is delayed (although still confirmed), so are these NUCs from Intel.
We recently came across Intel Alder County shipping with an i7-12700H processor along with its own Intel Arc A550M or A730M GPU. This is a big step forward as Intel has finally decided to ditch NVIDIA and use its own Arc GPUs.
Then we meet NUC 12 Serpent Canyon based on Intel i7-12700H processor and Intel ACM-G10 GPU. According to the listing, these NUCs will come in three flavors (A550M, A730M, and A770M).
Prices range from $1,041 to $1,470, depending on which option you purchase. The low-end variant comes with a 12th Gen i5 processor, while all higher priced NUCs come with a 12th Gen Intel i7 processor. However, the price is subject to change. These NUCs may be closer than ever because the listings appear weeks before the actual product launch, rather than months before.