Intel® NUC 12 Extreme / Pro X

ID 721073
Date 02/24/2022
Version 1.0
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Feature Summary

Table 2 summarizes the major features of the Intel® NUC 12 Extreme / Pro X Kits.

Table 2. Feature Summary

Kit Form Factor

357mm x 189mm x120mm

Element Form Factor

202mm x 131mm x 39.04mm


  • Socketed Intel® processor
    • Integrated graphics
    • Integrated memory controller
  • The following processors are supported as intalled in the corresponding NUC 12 Extreme / Pro X Compute Element
    • Intel® Core™ i9-12900
    • Intel® Core™ i7-12700

PCH Options

  • Intel® Z690 Platform Controller Hub (Extreme)


  • Two 260-pin 1.2 V DDR4 SDRAM Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Module (SO-DIMM) sockets
  • Support for DDR4 3200 MHz SO-DIMMs
  • Support for 8 Gb and 16 Gb memory technology
  • Support for up to 64 GB of system memory with two SO-DIMMs using 16 Gb memory technology
  • Support for 1.2 V and 1.35 V (with XMP) low voltage JEDEC memory only
  • Support for Intel® XMP memory profiles
  • Note: 2 Gb memory technology (SDRAM Density) is not compatible


  • Integrated graphics support for processors with Intel® Graphics Technology:
  • One High Definition Multimedia Interface* (HDMI*) v2.0b back panel connector
  • Two DisplayPort signals via USB Type C back panel connectors


  • Intel® High Definition (Intel® HD) Audio via the HDMI and Type C interfaces through the processor
  • USB Audio via a stereo 3.5mm combination microphone/headphone on the front panel (on the NUC Kits)


  • NUC 12 Extreme / Pro X Compute Element:
  • One CPU-Attached PCIe Gen4 x4 NVMe M.2 2280. (Rear of Element)
  • Two SATA 6.0 Gb/s or PCIe Gen4 x4 AHCI, NVMe ports are reserved for M.2 storage modules supporting M.2 2242, M.2 2280 Note: Supports key type M (PCI Express* x1/x2/x4 and SATA),

Peripheral Interfaces

    • USB 3.2 (Gen 2/10 Gbps) Type C ports:
      • Two ports are implemented via the back panel Type C connectors
      • One port is implemented on the front panel of the Kit
    • USB 3.2 (Gen 2/10 Gbps) Type A ports:
      • Six ports are implemented via the back panel connectors (blue)
      • One port via the desktop front panel of the Kit
    • USB 2.0 ports:
      • Two ports via two single-port internal 1x4 1.25 mm pitch headers (contained in the 20pin Common IO Header), one is used for baseboard communication
    • SD Card Reader:
    • One UHS-II capable SDXC Card Reader on Front Panel (on the NUC Kits)

Chassis Expansion Capabilities

  • One PCIe 5.0 x16 slot* with support for a dual slot GPU up to ~12” (300mm) maximum length

NUC Element Expansion Capabilities

  • Three M.2 connectors supporting AHCI and NVME protocols (only Slot 1 and Slot 2 support AHCI)
  • Two Thunderbolt™ 4 via back panel Type C connectors


  • Intel® BIOS resident in the Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) Flash device
  • Support for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI), Plug and Play, and System Management BIOS (SMBIOS)

Wireless LAN

  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX211, 802.11ax, Dual Band, 2x2 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 5.2
  • Maximum Transfer speed up to 2.4 Gbps
  • M.2 2230 Form Factor NGFF PCIe only
  • Supports OFDMA, 1024QAM, Target Wake Time (TWT) and spatial reuse


  • 10 Gigabit (10/100/1000/2500/5000/10000 Mb/s) LAN subsystem using the Marvell® AQtion™ AQC113C
  • Available on all SKUs
  • 2.5 Gigabit (10/100/1000/2500 Mb/s) LAN subsystem using the Intel® Gigabit Ethernet Controller I225-LM
  • Only available on NUC12DCMi9, NUC12DCMv9, NUC12DCMv7, NUC12EDBv9, and NUC12EDBv7

Hardware Monitor Subsystem

Hardware monitoring subsystem, based on an embedded controller, including:

    • Voltage sense to detect out of range power supply voltages
    • Thermal sense to detect out of range thermal values
    • One processor fan header
    • One chassis fan header
    • Fan sense input used to monitor fan activity
    • Fan speed control

Devices Supported via PCIe Bifurcation

  • PCI Express 5.0 x16
  • Bifurcation supported to a maximum of two PCI Express devices (x8 + x8)

Advanced Technologies

  • Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
  • Intel® Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
  • Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
  • Intel® Speed Shift Technology
  • Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
  • Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
  • Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep® Technology
  • Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
  • Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT)

Security and Reliability

  • Intel® Active Management Technology
  • Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX)
  • Intel® AES New Instructions
  • Execute Disable Bit
  • Discrete Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM) – (NUC12DCMv9, NUC12DCMv7, NUC12EDBv9, and NUC12EDBv7 only)


Discrete TPM on NUC12DCMv9, NUC12DCMv7, NUC12EDBv9, and NUC12EDBv7 only.

Operating Systems Support

(64-bit only)

  • Windows 11 Home
  • Windows 11 Pro
  • Windows 11 Enterprise
  • Windows 11 Education
  • Windows 11 IoT Enterprise

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