Intel NUC 12 Extreme

The gaming market is one of the most dynamic segments within the PC industry. Clients in this market look for performance, expansion, and now with the Intel NUC 12 Extreme, they can add sleek designs to the list of available options. With most small form factor devices, features such as Core i9 processors, discrete graphics, NVMe SSD, and VR were not available until now, but at just 4”x14” the Intel NUC 12 Extreme offers many features users may only find in higher end desktops.

The NUC 12 Extreme is a base system that is made up of modular components that are part of Intel’s family of NUC Elements. The modular design allows for maximum configuration flexibility in a small form factor that offers exceptional service efficiency, as well as provides integrators with several upgrade options to better serve their clients.

The NUC 12 Extreme is available with two different processor options, which consist of the Core i9-12900 and the Core i7-12700. Both processors are based on Intel’s new Alder Lake hybrid design that includes a combination of both “P” or Performance Cores  as well as “E” or Efficiency Cores (to learn more about the new design visit our web site at ). The NUC 12 Extreme is also built to support full length 12 inch discrete GPUs through a PCIe x16 Gen 5 slot. In addition, the system supports up to 64GB of Dual Channel DDR4 SODIMM DRAM, has three M.2 NVMe slots for SSD Storage, includes an Intel WiFi 6 AX211 plus BT 5 wireless card and has an integrated 10GbE LAN Port.

ASI SKU 262060 262151
Intel Part RNUC12DCMI90001 RNUC12DCMi70001
CPU CI9-12900 CI7-12700
Cores / Threads 8P+8E / 24 Threads 8P+4E / 20 Threads
Max GHz Up to 5.1GHz Up to 4.9GHz
Cache 30MB Cache 25MB Cache
vPro No No
Memory Up to 64GB 3200 Dual Channel SODIMM Up to 64GB 3200 Dual Channel SODIMM
Storage 3xM.2 (1x 2280, 2x 2242/2280) 3xM.2 (1x 2280, 2x 2242/2280)
WiFi Intel WiFi 6 AX211 + BT 5 Intel WiFi 6 AX211 + BT 5
RJ45 2 (1x10GbE, 1×2.5GbE) 2 (1x10GbE, 1×2.5GbE)
HDMI 1 1
Thunderbolt 2 2
USB Back 6 x USB 3.2 Type A 6 x USB 3.2 Type A
USB Front 1 x USB 3.2 Type A, 1 x USB 3.2 Type C 1 x USB 3.2 Type A, 1 x USB 3.2 Type C
Expansion PCIe x 16 Gen 5, PCIex4 PCIe x 16 Gen 5, PCIex4
PS 650W 650W