After the release of the NUC 12 Extreme “Dragon Canyon”, Intel is expected to release a new version of its mini PC with the top-end model of its new generation of graphics cards. On Tuesday (21), a user from Baidu Forums published the images and specifications of the NUC 12 “Serpent Canyon”, an even more compact model with new hardware.
This will be a system fully signed by the “blue team”, as it will use the top-of-the-line 16GB Intel Arc A770M graphics card, replacing the NUC 11’s NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060. The platform works with the ACM-G10 graphics chip in its maximum configuration of 32 Xe cores operating with TGP from 120 to 150 watts.
The video card in question is already planned to be available with notebooks manufactured by Clevo, and according to Intel, it will make its debut in the coming months . The CPU chosen for the NUC 12 is the Core i7-12700H processor with 14 cores — 6 high-performance and 8 low-power — and clocked at up to 4.7 GHz. The suite will support Deep Link.
Going down to its design details, you can see that the “Serpent Canyon” case has a compact form factor with multiple grilles strategically placed to optimize airflow and cool this powerful hardware.
The connectivity department includes two Thunderbolt 4 ports, an HDMI 2.1 port, two DisplayPort 2.0 ports , a 2.5GbEm LAN port, six USB 3.2 ports, an SDXC card reader slot and a headphone jack. The PC is powered by a DC connector, replacing the conventional three-pole cable of the NUC 12 Extreme.