In a nutshell: Intel’s upcoming Serpent Canyon NUC will supposedly cram a Core i7-12700H CPU and the corporate’s highest-end cellular GPU, the Arc A770M, right into a 2.5-liter physique. While pricing stays unknown, NUCs are normally costlier than similarly-specced customized small type issue (SFF) PCs.
According to a brand new leak, the next-gen successor to Intel’s Phantom Canyon NUC is true across the nook. The Intel NUC 12, codenamed Serpent Canyon, shall be considerably smaller than the corporate’s NUC 12 Extreme equipment launched earlier this yr.
Serpent Canyon will come geared up with a Core i7-12700H CPU that includes six P-cores and eight E-cores, and an Arc A770M GPU, Intel’s flagship cellular card. At least within the CPU division, that is a large improve in comparison with its predecessor, which makes use of a four-core i7-1165G7 and an Nvidia RTX 2060.
However, these improved specs require extra cooling, with the leaker estimating Serpent Canyon’s chassis to be about 2.5 liters. That’s nearly twice the dimensions of Phantom Canyon however nonetheless extra compact than most SFF PCs.
The NUC 12 additionally options some spectacular connectivity for such a tiny machine. On the entrance panel, there’s an SDXC card slot with help for the UHS-II customary, a Thunderbolt 4 port, a few USB 3.2 Type-A connectors, and a 3.5 mm audio jack. On the again, there are one other 4 USB Type-A connectors, a 2.5Gbps Ethernet port, a Thunderbolt 4 port, a 3.5mm combo jack, an HDMI 2.1 port, and two DisplayPort 2.0 outputs.
We do not have an actual launch date and worth for Intel’s upcoming Serpent Canyon NUC, however its predecessor begins at $1,399 for the barebones equipment (with out RAM and an SSD).