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Small and sleek Intel® NUC 12 Enthusiast Mini PCs and Kits elevate creativity with a powerful combination of a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processor and an Intel® Arc™ discrete graphics card.

Intel® NUC 12 Enthusiast

  • Ideal for content creation, streaming, and gaming

  • The first Intel® NUC Mini PCs to feature Intel® Arc™ discrete graphics.1

  • Three-year limited warranty2



Built for creators

Step into next-gen content creation with ultrasmall and versatile Intel® NUC 12 Enthusiast Mini PCs and Kits—the first Intel® NUC Mini PCs to feature Intel® Arc™ discrete graphics. 

Performance starts with an Intel® Core™ i7-12700H processor and the new innovative performance hybrid architecture that delivers power and efficiency to stream, edit, record, browse, and play without skipping a beat.

Intel Arc discrete graphics offer a host of features to accelerate intense creative workflows, now and in the future. In addition to being the world’s first GPUs to support hardware-accelerated encoding for AV1, Intel Arc GPUs feature AI accelerators, real-time ray tracing, and Intel® Deep Link technology that harnesses the full power of the CPU and GPU to accelerate compute-intensive tasks. 

Every system supports up to 64GB dual-channel DDR4 memory, three M.2 PCIe slots—including two Gen4 slots—and the latest in wireless connectivity with Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth® 5.2. Dream setups are made easy with horizontal or vertical placement and fast connections via two Thunderbolt™ 4 ports and six USB 3.2 Gen2 ports. 

Intel® NUC 12 Enthusiast Mini PC and Kit

Additional technical specifications


  • Intel® Core™ i7-12700H processor
  • Up to 4.7 GHz Turbo Max, 6P + 8E cores,
  • 20 threads, 24MB Intel® Smart Cache
  • Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics eligible, up to 1.4 GHz 

Discrete Graphics 

  • Intel® Arc™ A770M Graphics, 16GB GDDR6 VRAM

Storage Capabilities

  • 2x M.2 PCIe x4 Gen4 NVMe SSD slots
  • 1x M.2 PCIe x4 Gen3 NVMe or SATA3 SSD slot

System Memory

  • Dual channel DDR4-3200MHz SODIMMs, 1.2V, 64GB max


  • 1x HDMI 2.1 TMDS Compatible port (4K60)
  • 2x DisplayPort 2.0 (1.4 certified) ports
  • 2x Thunderbolt™ 4 ports (fast charging)
  • Intel® 2.5 Gb (i225-LM) Ethernet port
  • Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i and Bluetooth® 5.2
  • 6x USB 3.2 Gen2 ports  
  • SD Express slot

System Bios

  • 256Mb Flash EEPROM with Intel® Platform Innovation Framework for EFI Plug and Play
  • Advanced configuration and power interface V5.0, SMBIOS3.4
  • Intel® BIOS
  • Intel® Express BIOS update support

Hardware Management Features

  •  Voltage and temperature sensing
  •  ACPI-compliant power management control 

Expansion Capabilities

  •  2x USB 2.0 via internal Common I/O Header


  • Up to 7.1 multichannel digital audio via
  • HDMI or DisplayPort signals
  •  3.5 mm front stereo headset jack
  •  3.5 mm rear speaker/TOSLINK combo jack
  •  Beam-forming, far-field, dual-mic array
  •  Front Consumer Infrared (CIR) port

Operating System Compatibility

  • Windows 11 (logo’d) 
  • Compatible with various Linux distros
  • Mini PC SKU: Windows 11 Home pre-installed

Chassis Features and Size

  • Plastic with metal inner frame, Kensington lock ready with base security
  •  RGB-backlit top lid skull logo with user-replaceable mask
  •  Vertical stand included
  •  9.1” x 7.1” x 2.4" 
  •  230 mm x 180 mm x 60 mm

Power Requirements

  • 19.5 VDC 330W power supply with geo-specific C13 AC cords

Environment Operating Temperature

  • 0° C to +35° C

Storage Temperature

  • -20° C to +60° C

Safety Regulations and Standards

  • IEC/EN/UL 60950-1
  • IEC/EN/UL 62368-1

EMC/RF Regulations and Standards

  • FCC Part 15B/15C/15E
  • CISPR/EN 55032/55035
  • ICES-0003
  • BSMI CNS 13438
  • KS C 9832/9835
  • EN 300 328
  • EN 301 893
  • EN 300 440
  • EN 301 489-1/17
  • EN 62311
  • AS/NZS 4268
  • AS/NZS 2772.2

Environmental Regulations

  • EU RoHS
  • China RoHS
  • Taiwan BSMI RoHS

Energy Efficiency Regulations for Mini PCs

  • US Energy Star and CEC
  • EU ErP Directive
  • China CEL
  • South Korea E-standby
  • Australia GEMS
  • Israel Energy Source