Intel recently introduced its own Arc discrete video cards. Now it is updating the line of compact NUC desktops with the option of such graphics. These computers are designed for content creation and gaming. Also, the system has a good set of ports, which is usually found in larger computers.
“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,” comments Brian McCarson, vice president and general manager of the NUC Group.
The code name of the model was Serpent Canyon, and the final model was Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast. It received a 14-core Intel Core i7-12700H (4.7 GHz), Arc A770M (16 GB GDDR6), supports up to 64 GB of RAM and has three slots for NVMe drives. Such equipment should provide a sufficient level of performance for work with graphics and games.
It is also the first desktop model to support Deep Link technology, which should maintain a balance of power and heat dissipation, while providing a sufficient level of performance for the current task.
Among the interfaces for connecting external devices, the NUC 12 Enthusiast received two Thunderbolt 4 ports, six USB 3.2, two DisplayPort 2.0, HDMI 2.1 port, Ethernet with support for 2.5 Gbit/s, two 3.5 mm Jack and an SDXC memory card reader. For wireless connectivity, there is Wi-Fi 6e and Bluetooth 5.2. In addition, the computer has two microphones.
The body with a branded design has dimensions of only 230×180×60 mm. It can be installed horizontally or vertically (a special stand is included).
The cost of such a model in the United States will range from $1,180 to $1,350, depending on the configuration.