The Serpent Canyon Generation Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Mini PCs have recently gone on sale, and now we have the opportunity to check out a review of such a device.
And the first thing you can pay attention to is the packaging, and for two reasons at once. Firstly, it has a rather complex design, and secondly, it is made in the form of a coffin. In addition, the kit comes with two stickers with drawings of a skull and a snake head.
Disassembly of the PC shows that both the CPU and GPU are soldered to the motherboard. In this case, these are Core i7-12700H and Arc A770M, that is, a very productive couple. To cool these components, CO is used with a massive heatsink with ten heat pipes.
In 3DMark Time Spy, the graphics card of this mini PC scores 10,777 points, which is 63% faster than the previous generation NUC Enthusiast with RTX 2060. At the same time, of course, this is far from the top segment of mobile 3D cards.
As you can see, this mini PC can handle 2K and 4K games quite well. Of course, it all depends on the game and settings, but in general, the performance in games is high enough not to worry about it too much.
It remains to add that such a PC costs from 1180 to 1350 dollars, depending on the configuration.