Intel has a new mini desktop computer on the way with support for up to a 12th-gen Intel Core i7 processor featuring 12 cores, 16 threads, and Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics.
Code-named Wall Street Canyon, the next-gen Intel NUC computer will most called the NUC 12 or NUC 12 Pro when it hits the streets later this year.
While Intel hasn’t officially introduced the new computer yet, the folks at Chinese website Chiphell have gotten an early look, and report that the new Wall Street Canyon NUC is aimed at both personal and business users and will supports 28-watt Intel processors including some models with vPro features, including:
- Intel Core i7-1270P
- Intel Core i7-1260P
- Intel Core i5-1250P
- Intel Core i5-1240P
- Intel Core i3-1220P
As usual, the new NUC will measure about 4.6″ x 4.4″ and come in two sizes: a short model that measures about 1.6″ high and which only has room for an SSD inside the case and a 2″ tall model with room for a 2.5 inch hard drive or SSD. Chiphell says the tall version will be available first, with the short version coming later.
Ports are said to include:
- 2 x Thunderbolt 4
- 1 x HDMI 2.0b
- 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
- 1 x 2.5 Gbps Ethernet
- 1 x USB 3.2 Type-A
- 1 x USB 2.0 Type-A
- 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
- 1 x 3.5mm audio
Intel may offer at least some models with a top cover that acts as a Qi wireless charging pad, allowing you to charge a phone or other gadgets simply by placing it on top of the little computer.
Under the hood, there are two SODIMM slots with support for DDR4-3200 memory, a PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 2280 slot for solid state storage, and an Intel AX211 wireless card with support for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2.
You can find more pictures plus benchmark performance results at Chiphell. One thing that I’m happy to hear is that not only does the new NUC 12 Pro offer better performance than models with 11th-gen and earlier processors, but Chiphell reports cooling performance seems to have improved and there’s less fan noise when using the Wall Street Canyon NUC.