Intel NUC 12 Serpent Canyon gets Core i7-12700H CPU and Arc A770M GPU

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Intel is working on a compact gaming PC with a Core i7-12700H laptop processor and Arc A770M GPU. The NUC system is a major upgrade compared to the predecessor, which was equipped with a Core i7 quad-core and RTX 2060 GPU.

Intel puts the fourteen-strong Core i7-12700H in the NUC. That is a laptop processor with six powerful cores, eight economical cores and a clock speed of up to 4.7GHz. In addition, the NUC is equipped with an Arc A770M GPU. That’s Intel’s most powerful Arc GPU for laptops, which was announced earlier this year but hasn’t appeared in devices yet. How the Arc A77M GPU performs in practice is not yet known, but the GPU has a TDP of 120 to 150W and 16GB of vram. That is comparable to the mobile RTX 3080 from Nvidia.

The compact gaming PC gets an SDXC card slot, Thunderbolt 4, a 3.5mm audio jack and USB 3.2 ports on the front. At the back are four more USB-A ports, a Thunderbolt 4 connection, a 2.5Gbit/s Ethernet port and HDMI and DisplayPort connections.

On paper, the NUC 12 Serpent Canyon is a significant upgrade over the NUC 11 Phantom Canyon, which was equipped with a Core i7-1165G7 quadcore and a maximum of an RTX 2060 GPU. Photos and details of the gaming-focused NUC 12 Serpent Canyon are appeared on Baidu† The device would be released later this year, but when and at what price is not yet known.

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