Intel has officially launched the new NUC 12 Extreme, codenamed Dragon Canyon, an ultra-compact gaming PC kit capable of supporting powerful 12th Generation Intel Core processors.
The Nuc 12 Extreme can accommodate a dual-slot 30cm video card, as the case dimensions are 35.7 x 12 x 18.9cm. The processors that can be installed are the Core i9-12900, with eight P and eight E cores for a total of 24 threads, or the Core i7-12700 with eight P cores and four E cores for a total of 20 threads.
Both run on motherboards on LGA1700 sockets and not being soldered to the motherboard, they could theoretically also be upgraded by the user.
Here are the technical specifications:
- Intel UHD 770 (32EU) integrated graphics card;
- Support DDR4-3200 MHz SODIMM memory up to 64GB dual-channel;
- PCIe Gen5 x16 graphics card support (backward compatible with PCIe Gen5 x16 devices);
- Support up to a maximum of 3 PCIe Gen4 M.2 SSDs;
- Two Thunderbolt 4 ports, Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211, one 10Gbps Ethernet port, one additional 2.5Gbps Ethernet port on models with Intel Core i9.
The Nuc 12 Extreme will be available in two different models: NUC12EDBi7 with i7-12700 processor and the more powerful NUC12EDBi9 with i9-12900 processor. Like all NUC kits, it is a desktop system that must then be completed with RAM, storage, operating system and possibly a dedicated video card.