Intel Dragon Canyon NUC 12 Extreme Mini Desktop Gaming Computer (Barebone)
Experience massive gaming performance without the bulk by customizing the Intel Dragon Canyon NUC 12 Extreme Mini Desktop Gaming Computer. Featuring a 2.4 GHz Intel Core i9 16-core processor, this barebones system proves that you don’t need a giant tower system to play immersive games and create professional-grade content. Connecting a monitor to the HDMI port allows you to take advantage of the integrated Intel UHD 770 graphics, but you can enhance the graphical performance further by installing a dual-slot dedicated graphics card up to 12″ in length into the available PCIe 5.0 x16 slot. Additionally, you install up to 64GB of DDR4-3200 memory and up to three M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 solid-state drives to run and multitask demanding applications.
Transfer photos, videos, and other files to the system through the front-facing SD card reader. High-speed Thunderbolt 4, which are included alongside USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C ports, available for external peripherals. Built-in Wi-Fi 6E capabilities allow you to connect to compatible wireless networks. There are also 10G and a 2.5G Ethernet ports that provide wired connections to compatible high-speed devices. A US power cable is included. Please note that this system does not include an operating system.
Measuring just 14.1 x 7.4 x 4.7″, the Dragon Canyon NUC 12 system is small enough to carry to competitions, parties, and other events.
The 12th generation Intel Core i9-12900 16-core processor has a 5.1 GHz Max Turbo Boost 3.0 frequency and includes eight Performance cores that drive demanding applications and games while the eight Efficiency cores handle background tasks and multitasking. You can customize the system’s performance by installing up to 64GB of 3200 MHz DDR4 memory and up to three M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSDs. A 650W 80 Plus Gold power supply is included.
Full-Size Graphics Card Support
The NUC 12 Extreme supports up to a 12″ double-width dedicated graphics card with its PCIe 5.0 x16 slot.
Three 92mm fans help to provide efficient airflow to the system for optimal performance.
The built-in Wi-Fi 6E connectivity allows you to transfer up to 2.4 Gb/s over the 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and less congested 6 GHz bands, helping to deliver smooth online gaming and 4K video streaming experience. One 10G Ethernet port is also available alongside a 2.5G Ethernet port for high-speed wired connections to compatible devices.
Connect compatible peripherals to the two Thunderbolt 4 ports. There are also seven 10 Gb/s USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports in addition to a front-facing USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port.
Thunderbolt 4 is a hardware interface that utilizes the reversible USB Type-C connector and features a maximum throughput of 40 Gb/s when used with compatible devices. The connector also transmits data via USB4 at up to 20 Gb/s, and dual-bandwidth DisplayPort allows you to connect either one 8K monitor or up to two 4K displays simultaneously. Additionally, you can daisy chain up to six devices from a single Thunderbolt 4 port.
Turn It Up
Immerse yourself in music, movies, and games with support for a 7.1 sound system. You can connect a headset to the 3.5mm audio jack or pair the system with a wireless Bluetooth device for listening privacy.
Customize the RGB underglow lighting and the replaceable front panel logo to match your mood, game, and style.