Recently Intel officially announced a new generation of personal computers NUC (Next Unit of Computing), which is also suitable for the most demanding tasks. At the same time, it is compact enough to find space almost anywhere. The new generation of newcomers will also delight slightly more demanding users, as they are equipped with high-performance 12th generation Intel (Alder Lake) processors.
The new Intel NUC 12 Extreme compact computer uses the LGA 1700 socket, which can accommodate Intel processors up to 65W. This means that the newcomer can also be used in conjunction with the powerful Intel Core i9-12900 processor with 24 virtual cores. For less demanding users, there is a Core i7-12700 processor with 20 virtual cores.
The Intel NUC 12 Extreme onboard computer also supports up to 64GB of DDR4 3200 system memory with a total capacity. In addition, it offers support for the PCIe Gen5 x16 data bus and has three slots for solid-state drives with a PCIe Gen4 M.2 interface. Here we also find a wide range of ports, such as Thunderbolt 4, Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211, 10 Gbps Ethernet.
The Intel NUC 12 Extreme PC will be available to loyal customers from the second quarter of this year. Of course, the US retail price will not be low. For the entry form with a Core i7 processor (NUC12EDBi7), a recalculated € 1020 must be deducted. The model with a Core i9-12900 processor (NUC12EDBi9) will be evaluated at a recalculation of 1,286 euros.