The YouTube channel ETA Prime was viewed by Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast with the code name Serpent Canyon. The system was implemented in a compact building and is equipped with a 12th generation Core processor as well as an Intel Arc A770M graphic accelerator.
Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast uses a 14-nuclear and 20-track Core i7-12700H with a stroke frequency of up to 4.7 GHz. The system can offer up to 64 Gbytes of the operating memory of the DDR4-3200 standard and the Intel Arc A770M video card of 16 GDR memory. The latter uses a graphical ACM-G10 processor with 32 Xe nuclei. For Intel NUC 12, Enthusiast, it is also indicated that there are three M2 interchanges for hard-wall NVMe storage units. Two of these are PCIe 4.0. The PC is also equipped with a 330 W power unit and a vertical installation support for the system.
Two USB 3.2 Gen2, one Thunderbolt 4, one HDMI 2.1, two DisplayPort and power breakers have been installed on the front panel of NUC 12 Enthusiast.
In simple mode, the system consumes about 39 W. The average game consumption is 218 W and the maximum is 256 W. The viewer indicates that the central processor temperature was 39 degrees Celsius, the average game temperature was 84 degrees, and the maximum temperature was 96 degrees at some points.
As part of the tests, Arc A770M was operating at between 1,700 and 2,000 MHz. The Intel itself indicates an average tactical frequency of 1650 MHz. According to the observer, the map provides a smooth gameplay with a frequency of over 60 frames per second in games using the 1440p resolution and medium/high image quality settings. And in some games, 60 FPS can be achieved even with 4K resolution, but using XesS image scale technology. Several examples can be found below.
In the 3DMarc Time Spy test, the system showed a score of 10777, which is 63% higher than the previous NUC 11 Enthusiast, equipped with a GeForce RTX 2060 graphic accelerator.
Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast has been sold to individual retailers and is already supplied to buyers in strange-form packages. The cost of the system starts at approximately $1,700.