Last February, the Intel NUC 12 Extreme “Dragon Canyon” was officially announced. This gaming mini PC is the successor to the Intel NUC 11 “Beast Canyon” . Now, Intel is adding to the NUC 12 line by releasing the NUC 12 Enthusiast codenamed Serpent Canyon.
Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Serpent Canyon Specifications
The difference between NUC 12 Extreme Dragon Canyon and Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Serpent Canyon is in dimensions and specifications. The Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Serpent Canyon now comes with a much more compact body casing. The body volume is only 2.5 L. Meanwhile, the Intel NUC 12 Extreme Dragon Canyon is bigger with a volume of 8 L.
The specifications are also different. The Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Serpent Canyon will be the first Intel gaming NUC to use Intel components entirely. The processor used is from the 12th Generation Intel Core family, Intel Core i7-12700H. The processor is paired with Intel’s Arc A770M discrete graphics card.
The Intel Arc A770M is the fastest discrete graphics card in the Arc line. This graphics card can run at speeds up to 1.65 GHz and supports 16GB of GDDR6 memory. As the fastest graphics card, it is also the most power-hungry. Intel Arc A770M requires power in the range of 120 to 150 Watts.
Despite carrying a more compact body design, this mini PC is not stingy with connectivity. The ports it carries include 6 USB 3.2 Type-A ports, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, one 2.5 Gbps Ethernet port, one HDMI 2.1 port, two DisplayPort 2.0 and two 3.5mm audio jack ports.
Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Serpent Canyon Price
There is no further information when and when the Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Serpent Canyon will be on the market. It is quite reasonable considering that the Intel Arc A770M graphics card has not been released to the market yet. Our prediction is that the Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Serpent Canyon will be available at the end of 2022.