Intel announced the Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Mini PC and Kit (code-named Serpent Canyon) designed for gamers and content creators.
The NUC 12 Enthusiast features the latest 12th Gen Intel Core processors. It is the first Intel NUC to include Intel Arc A-series graphics in the form of the Intel Arc A770M graphics processing unit (GPU).
Additional features include:
Support for up to 64GB dual-channel DDR4 memory
Three M.2 PCIe slots, including two Gen4 NVMe slots
Two Thunderbolt 4 ports and six USB 3.2 Gen2 ports (Type-A)
Fast connection with Intel i225-LM 2.5Gbps Ethernet, Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i and
HDMI 2.1 TMDS-compatible port (up to 4K60)
Two DisplayPort 2.0 (1.4-certified) ports
“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,” Brian McCarson, Intel vice president and general manager of the NUC Group, said.
Intel Arc graphics, featuring an Intel Arc A770M GPU with 16GB GDDR6 VRAM, elevates gaming performance with a new microarchitecture optimized for gaming and the latest visual technologies, including AI-enhanced upscaling, real-time ray tracing and full support for DirectX 12 Ultimate.
The new Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Mini PC and Kit are expected to be available starting in late September, with prices ranging from $1,180 to $1,350, depending on the configuration. These kits will allow users to customize memory, storage and operating system to suit their needs. Fully equipped desktop systems will also be available through retailers and system integrators at a later date.