Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast

Intel NUC 12 Serpent Canyon: A New Generation of Enthusiast PC


Phantom Canyon has been loved by many players since its launch. After Intel released the 12th-generation Core processor, many small partners expected that the NUC could also use the new hardware.

Now GEEKNUC can give you a little news in advance, the next generation of the Phantom Canyon will be equipped with a new processor, and there will be a new mysterious discrete graphics card, the performance is beyond imagination!

Intel NUC 12 Serpent Canyon
Serpent Canyon is a new generation of high-performance NUC, which is a replacement product of Phantom Canyon.

The highest equipped processor is i7-12700H, which adopts the new Intel 7 process and uses a hybrid architecture. It has 14 cores and 20 threads, which are divided into 6P core + 8E core, the maximum turbo frequency is 4.7GHz, and 24MB large cache.

The two different cores allocate resources reasonably through the built-in intelligent thread scheduler. The P core is specially optimized for single-threaded high load, AI computing, etc., to maximize single-threaded performance and response speed.

The E core is optimized for multithreading, data throughput, etc., providing scalable multithreading performance and efficient operation efficiency for multitasking. In addition, Nake learned that the 12th generation processor also supports AV1 video decoding.
Serpent Canyon
The previous generation of Phantom Canyon was equipped with an RTX 2060 discrete graphics card, bringing gamers a smooth gaming experience. As an upgraded version, Serpent Canyon is still equipped with a discrete graphics card, but it is Intel's ARC series.

The ARC series is Intel's latest consumer-grade high-end discrete graphics card, designed to provide users with the best gaming, creation, and live streaming experience. Serpent Canyon can choose up to Intel ARC A770M discrete graphics card and 16GB GDDR6 large-capacity video memory.

Also launching with the graphics card is Intel's XeSS oversampling technology, which uses artificial intelligence algorithms and hardware acceleration to deliver ultra-high-definition visuals.

Large video memory coupled with oversampling technology can output extremely high-resolution game images, while ensuring the stability of the game frame rate, allowing gamers to enjoy an immersive high-performance gaming experience.

Powered by the Intel Xe HPG microarchitecture, the A770M discrete graphics offers gamers and creators high performance, efficiency, and scalability from the ground up.

New Xe cores with built-in XMX AI functions, each Xe core is configured with a set of 256-bit vector engines to accelerate traditional graphics and computing workloads, has advanced 3D acceleration hardware, and integrates a complete set of graphics acceleration hardware to support ray tracing technology.

Serpent Canyon also continues the high scalability of Phantom Canyon. There are many types of host interfaces, which basically cover mainstream devices.

The front panel has an SDXC card slot that supports UHS-II, Thunderbolt 4 interface, 3.5mm audio interface, and USB 3.2 Type-A interface.
NUC 12 Serpent Canyon
The rear panel has 4 USB 3.2 Type-A interfaces, Intel 2.5G RJ45 Ethernet interface (10/100/1000/2500Mbps), Thunderbolt 4 interface, 3.5mm audio interface, HDMI 2.1 TMDS Compatible and DP 2.0 video output interface.

Serpent Canyon will naturally generate high power consumption when running high-load applications. There are cooling holes all around the machine, and there is a cooling grille on the back. With the vertical bracket, a reasonable air duct can be formed, so that the host can be stable and quiet run.

The shell of Serpent Canyon is still a replaceable pattern, and users who like DIY can also customize exclusive patterns, so that the host can also become a dazzling desktop decoration.

Serpent Canyon is coming soon!
Snake Canyon is a new generation of Intel high-performance NUC, which maintains the characteristics of mini size and "small steel cannon". A high-end discrete graphics card with 16GB of video memory and a 14-core Core processor are stuffed into the volume of only about 2.5 liters, which balances the performance and size.

If you are a gamer who likes small size and has a high pursuit of host performance, you can pay more attention, the NUC 12 Enthusiast Serpent Canyon is coming soon!
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