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Geekom Mini IT12 with Intel Core i5-12450H in review - Mini PC with good performance and two USB 4 ports

The Mini IT12, a multi-talent? The Geekom Mini IT12 follows the well-known Intel NUC design. Equipped with a mobile Intel Alder Lake SoC featuring 8 cores and 12 threads, we thoroughly examined its performance in this test to determine if it can outshine the previous class-leading Intel. Thanks to two USB 4 interfaces, we delved into its gaming capabilities when paired with an external GPU.
Geekom Mini IT12
Geekom Mini IT12

The Geekom Mini IT12 stands out as a compact and powerful mini PC, featuring an Intel Core i5-12450H, 16 GB RAM, and a 512 GB SSD in our test configuration. Priced at US$449, Geekom positions itself competitively within the market for similarly equipped devices. Notably, the Geekom Mini IT12 boasts slightly better connectivity, potentially influencing purchasing decisions.

Geared toward the Intel NUC series, now offered by Asus, the Geekom Mini IT12 faces competition from Minisforum and NiPoGi, both presenting comparable products. In the following overview, we've compiled a list of comparison devices for this review.

Geekom Mini IT12
Processor
Intel Core i5-12450H 8 x 1.5 - 4.4 GHz, 80 W PL2 / Short Burst, 35 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-H
Graphics adapter
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR4-3200, 2 von 2 verbaut, max. 64 GB
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Kingston OM8SEP4512N-A0, 512 GB 
, M.2-2280, NVMe, 450 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, 2 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3,5mm Klinke, Card Reader: Full-Size Card-Reader
Networking
Intel Ethernet Controller I225-V (10/100/1000/2500MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 45.6 x 117 x 112 ( = 1.8 x 4.61 x 4.41 in)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Additional features
90-Watt-Netzteil, VESA-Mount, HDMI Kabel, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
572 g ( = 20.18 oz / 1.26 pounds), Power Supply: 564 g ( = 19.89 oz / 1.24 pounds)
Price
499 EUR
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Best Price
79.5 %
11/2023
Geekom Mini IT12
i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
572 g45.6 mm
82.3 %
05/2023
Geekom Mini IT12
i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
572 g45.6 mm
80.8 %
04/2023
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
i7-1360P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
538 g37 mm
79.5 %
02/2023
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
R5 5600U, Vega 7
562 g66 mm
78.9 %
11/2022
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
511 g37 mm
78 %
10/2023
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
545 g54.3 mm
77.2 %
10/2023
NiPoGi CK10
i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
481 g50 mm

Geekom Mini IT12 i5-12450H in detail

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Geekom Mini IT12
Geekom Mini IT12 - SSD
Geekom Mini IT12 - DDR4-RAM

Case - Familiar Intel NUC-style exterior

The Geekom Mini IT12 closely resembles Intel NUC devices, opting for a taller design that accommodates the installation of a 2.5-inch data carrier. Unlike Intel's previous "small" and "tall" variants, the Mini IT12 measures a compact 4.6 × 4.4 inches, minimizing desk space. The turquoise-colored housing exudes a high-quality appearance without the vulnerability of scratch-sensitive piano lacquer surfaces. While Geekom maintains the use of plastic for its materials, which is standard compared to the chosen competitors, some manufacturers have embraced complete aluminum housings for a more premium feel. Notably, like many other mini PCs, the Geekom Mini IT12 includes a VESA mount for convenient attachment to a monitor.

Size Comparison

137.5 mm / 5.41 inch 125 mm / 4.92 inch 50 mm / 1.969 inch 481 g1.06 lbs127.8 mm / 5.03 inch 129.6 mm / 5.1 inch 54.3 mm / 2.14 inch 545 g1.202 lbs104 mm / 4.09 inch 153 mm / 6.02 inch 66 mm / 2.6 inch 562 g1.239 lbs117 mm / 4.61 inch 112 mm / 4.41 inch 45.6 mm / 1.795 inch 572 g1.261 lbs117 mm / 4.61 inch 112 mm / 4.41 inch 45.6 mm / 1.795 inch 572 g1.261 lbs117 mm / 4.61 inch 112 mm / 4.41 inch 37 mm / 1.457 inch 538 g1.186 lbs117 mm / 4.61 inch 112 mm / 4.41 inch 37 mm / 1.457 inch 511 g1.127 lbs210 mm / 8.27 inch 148 mm / 5.83 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 2.9 g0.00639 lbs

Connectivity

It provides a multitude of connectivity options for external devices. Notably, it supports the operation of up to four screens simultaneously, a feature uncommon in many Mini PCs. The distribution of four type-A USB ports, located both on the front and rear, offers convenient access. Furthermore, the inclusion of two USB 4 ports at the rear allows for the connection of dedicated graphics cards, expanding the Mini IT12's application possibilities. The presence of USB 4 opens up compatibility with various accessories from third-party manufacturers.

External ports on the Geekom Mini IT12, i5-12450H (Source: Geekom)
External ports on the Geekom Mini IT12, i5-12450H (Source: Geekom)

SD Card Reader

The Geekom Mini IT12 features an SD card reader capable of delivering impressive performance. When paired with our reference memory card (Angelbird SD Card AV PRO UHS-II 128GB V60), transfer rates well exceeding 100 MB/s are achieved. It's worth noting that a memory card with UHS-II support is required to fully harness this performance.

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
140.3 MB/s +9%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC
 
140.3 MB/s +9%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
129.2 MB/s 0%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
129.02 MB/s
Average of class Mini PC
  (16.9 - 181.8, n=16, last 2 years)
87.9 MB/s -32%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
65 MB/s -50%
Geekom MiniAir 11 Special Edition
Intel Celeron N5095 (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
16.9 MB/s -87%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
198.7 MB/s +12%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC
 
198.7 MB/s +12%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
178.02 MB/s
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
176.8 MB/s -1%
Average of class Mini PC
  (18.2 - 200, n=16, last 2 years)
101.1 MB/s -43%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
69.9 MB/s -61%
Geekom MiniAir 11 Special Edition
Intel Celeron N5095 (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
28.8 MB/s -84%

Communication

Wi-Fi module
Wi-Fi module

Geekom has incorporated a modern Wi-Fi 6E-AX211 module from Intel into the Mini IT12. The test results indicate that the performance does not meet the expected standards. In both the 5 GHz and 6 GHz bands, the measured data transmission and reception rates are lower than those achieved by competitors with the same WLAN module. It's important to note that our testing utilized the Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 router.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1668 (1467min - 1725max) MBit/s +67%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1530 (1509min - 1551max) MBit/s +53%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1519 (1392min - 1699max) MBit/s +52%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (883 - 1857, n=161)
1496 MBit/s +50%
Average of class Mini PC
  (390 - 1771, n=33, last 2 years)
1170 MBit/s +17%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
998 (862min - 1165max) MBit/s
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
MediaTek RZ608
961 (949min - 968max) MBit/s -4%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
MediaTek RZ608
712 (691min - 721max) MBit/s -29%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1622 (1561min - 1670max) MBit/s +45%
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1445 (736min - 1476max) MBit/s +29%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (623 - 1851, n=162)
1384 MBit/s +24%
Average of class Mini PC
  (722 - 1764, n=34, last 2 years)
1136 MBit/s +2%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1117 (976min - 1219max) MBit/s
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
919 (458min - 982max) MBit/s -18%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
MediaTek RZ608
849 (799min - 898max) MBit/s -24%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
MediaTek RZ608
752 (710min - 810max) MBit/s -33%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (582 - 1890, n=163)
1393 MBit/s +59%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
MediaTek RZ608
949 (924min - 954max) MBit/s +8%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
943 (923min - 960max) MBit/s +7%
NiPoGi CK10
Realtek RTL8852BE
940 (924min - 961max) MBit/s +7%
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
939 (921min - 952max) MBit/s +7%
Average of class Mini PC
  (192.9 - 1796, n=78, last 2 years)
890 MBit/s +1%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
878 (859min - 909max) MBit/s
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
MediaTek RZ608
795 (753min - 805max) MBit/s -9%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (464 - 1861, n=163)
1251 MBit/s +170%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
MediaTek RZ608
936 (873min - 988max) MBit/s +102%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
918 (892min - 938max) MBit/s +98%
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
833 (805min - 866max) MBit/s +80%
Average of class Mini PC
  (184.1 - 1776, n=78, last 2 years)
824 MBit/s +78%
NiPoGi CK10
Realtek RTL8852BE
801 (770min - 825max) MBit/s +73%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
MediaTek RZ608
724 (606min - 852max) MBit/s +56%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
464 (231min - 475max) MBit/s
05010015020025030035040045050055060065070075080085090095010001050110011501200Tooltip
Geekom Mini IT12 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1118 (976-1219)
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245 MediaTek RZ608; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø752 (710-810)
Geekom Mini IT12 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø997 (862-1165)
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245 MediaTek RZ608; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø712 (691-721)
Geekom Mini IT12 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø878 (859-909)
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245 MediaTek RZ608; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø794 (753-805)
Geekom Mini IT12 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø456 (231-475)
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245 MediaTek RZ608; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø724 (606-852)

Accessories

In addition to the device, the package includes a 90-watt power supply, a VESA mounting plate for attaching the device to a monitor, an HDMI cable, a quick start guide, and a thank-you card.

The Geekom Mini IT12 scope of delivery
The Geekom Mini IT12 scope of delivery

Maintenance

If you wish to access the internal components of the device, you need to remove the base plate first. This is a straightforward process: the screws holding the cover to the housing are located beneath the four rubber feet. Once removed, you can easily access the installed components such as RAM, SSD, or the WLAN module. The Geekom Mini IT12 also features an additional M.2 slot for installing an extra mass storage device. Additionally, it has space to accommodate a 2.5-inch mass storage device. The device can be further disassembled as needed, allowing for fan cleaning or the application of fresh thermal paste.

Geekom Mini IT12 with the base plate removed
Geekom Mini IT12 without casing cover
Geekom Mini IT12 without casing cover
Geekom Mini IT12 without plastic housing
Geekom Mini IT12 - Board with cooling unit
Geekom Mini IT12 - Board with cooling unit

Performance - Alder Lake-H with P and E cores

Even if it is not one of the most recent versions, the Geekom Mini IT12 delivers a dependable SoC with the Intel Core i5-12450H. Nonetheless, the CPU, which has 8 cores and 12 threads, should tackle demanding workloads with ease. It's worth mentioning that the Geekom Mini IT12 is also available with an Intel Core i7-12650H processor.

CPU-Z
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Testing Conditions

We conducted all performance tests using the balanced power profile. We didn't alter the SoC performance and maintained it in the default state according to the BIOS settings.

Processor

Geekom has fitted the Mini IT12 with an Intel Core i5-12450H processor. This Alder Lake H series CPU is also used in the Minisforum Venus Series UN1245 and the NiPoGi CK10. In a direct comparison, Geekom performs better overall, narrowly losing the internal duel with the Geekom Mini IT12 based on the Intel Core i7-1260P. Our test sample was outperformed by the two Intel NUC competitors.

For additional comparisons and benchmarks, please refer to our CPU comparison table.

Performance Rating - Percent
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
49.9 pt
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
48.3 pt
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
44.8 pt
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
44.5 pt
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
44.2 pt
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
43.1 pt
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
41.3 pt
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
271 Points +13%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
260 Points +9%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
241 Points +1%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
239 Points
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
238 Points 0%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
238 Points 0%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
223 Points -7%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
2030 Points +54%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
1879 Points +42%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
1565 Points +18%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
1379 Points +4%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
1356 Points +3%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
1321 Points
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
1211 Points -8%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
736 Points +15%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
698 Points +9%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
652 Points +2%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
644 Points 0%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
642 Points
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
640 Points 0%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
535 Points -17%
CPU (Multi Core)
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
4887 Points +49%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
4578 Points +40%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
3510 Points +7%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
3427 Points +5%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
3270 Points
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
3237 Points -1%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
3189 Points -2%
Cinebench R23
Single Core
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
1909 Points +15%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
1812 Points +9%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
1693 Points +2%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
1667 Points 0%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
1663 Points
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
1659 Points 0%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
1371 Points -18%
Multi Core
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
12637 Points +48%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
11815 Points +39%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
9134 Points +7%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
8846 Points +4%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
8511 Points
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
8193 Points -4%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
8129 Points -4%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
3.3 Points +13%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
3.15 Points +8%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
2.93 Points +1%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
2.91 Points
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
2.88 Points -1%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
2.83 Points -3%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
2.61 Points -10%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
25.12 Points +57%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
23.6 Points +47%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
20.06 Points +25%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
16.55 Points +3%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
16.05 Points
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
15.96 Points -1%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
14.61 Points -9%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
15471 Points +16%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
14504 Points +8%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
13568 Points +1%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
13375 Points
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
13352 Points 0%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
13344 Points 0%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
11132 Points -17%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
76744 Points +24%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
73492 Points +19%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
61665 Points
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
55999 Points -9%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
53950 Points -13%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
50831 Points -18%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
50207 Points -19%
Blender - v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
426 Seconds * -11%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
422 Seconds * -10%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
385 Seconds *
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
349 Seconds * +9%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
280 Seconds * +27%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
279 Seconds * +28%
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
275 Seconds * +29%
wPrime 2.10
32m
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
8.23 s * -19%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
7.234 s * -5%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
6.893 s *
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
4.848 s * +30%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
4.485 s * +35%
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
3.735 s * +46%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
3.641 s * +47%
1024m
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
452.626 s * -4%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
436.01 s *
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
431.842 s * +1%
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
277.01 s * +36%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
237.123 s * +46%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
235.874 s * +46%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
147.807 s * +66%
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0
Pass 1
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
312 (305min - 331max) fps +14%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
277 (260min - 288max) fps +2%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
272.5 (260min - 285max) fps
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
266 (264min - 271max) fps -2%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
257.5 (251min - 259max) fps -6%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
236 (235min - 246max) fps -13%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
224 (222min - 258max) fps -18%
Pass 2
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
116.4 (108.5min - 128.8max) fps +53%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
110.5 (101.7min - 125.3max) fps +45%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
85.35 (83min - 87.2max) fps +12%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
80.95 (76.3min - 82.4max) fps +7%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
77.75 (77.6min - 113.9max) fps +2%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
75.95 (75.9min - 96.2max) fps
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
75.9 (75min - 75.9max) fps 0%
WinRAR - Result
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
7200 KB/s +20%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
6858 KB/s +14%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
6559 KB/s +9%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
6195 KB/s +3%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
6015 KB/s
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
5759 KB/s -4%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
5658 KB/s -6%
TrueCrypt
AES Mean 100MB
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
12.5 GB/s +45%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
11.6 GB/s +35%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
10.4 GB/s +21%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
8.6 GB/s
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
8.3 GB/s -3%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
8 GB/s -7%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
7 GB/s -19%
Twofish Mean 100MB
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
2.2 GB/s +57%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
1.9 GB/s +36%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
1.8 GB/s +29%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
1.4 GB/s
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
1.3 GB/s -7%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
1.2 GB/s -14%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
1.2 GB/s -14%
Serpent Mean 100MB
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
1.2 GB/s +51%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
1.1 GB/s +38%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
1 GB/s +25%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
0.797 GB/s
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
0.796 GB/s 0%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
0.79 GB/s -1%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
0.703 GB/s -12%
Geekbench 5.5
Multi-Core
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
10574 Points +31%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
9935 Points +23%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
8918 Points +11%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
8066 Points
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
7200 Points -11%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
6804 Points -16%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
6523 Points -19%
Single-Core
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
1850 Points +13%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
1782 Points +9%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
1715 Points +5%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
1665 Points +2%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
1655 Points +1%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
1636 Points
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
1427 Points -13%
Geekbench 5.0
5.0 Multi-Core
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
10249 Points +29%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
10249 Points +29%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
9817 Points +24%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
7938 Points
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
7116 Points -10%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
6675 Points -16%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
6479 Points -18%
5.0 Single-Core
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
1694 Points +6%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
1594 Points
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
1581 Points -1%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
1569 Points -2%
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
1557 Points -2%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
1557 Points -2%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
1371 Points -14%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
7554 Points +5%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
7203 Points
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
7087 Points -2%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
7186 Points 0%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
7153 Points -1%
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
6698 Points -7%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
6698 Points -7%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
5918 Points -18%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
39852 Points +33%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
39852 Points +33%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
36974 Points +23%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
30058 Points
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
29991 Points 0%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
27953 Points -7%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
26009 Points -13%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
25738 Points -14%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance Physics
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
18044 Points +17%
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
17973 Points +17%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
15383 Points
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
15082 Points -2%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
13514 Points -12%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
13130 Points -15%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
13067 Points -15%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
52959 MIPS +50%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
47064 MIPS +34%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
40318 MIPS +15%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
37570 MIPS +7%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
35191 MIPS
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
33619 MIPS -4%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
33549 MIPS -5%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
5961 MIPS +11%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
5738 MIPS +7%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
5577 MIPS +4%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
5386 MIPS
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
5278 MIPS -2%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
5161 MIPS -4%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
4994 MIPS -7%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
14.2 fps +37%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
13.2 fps +27%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
10.8 fps +4%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
10.4 fps
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
10.2 fps -2%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
10.1 fps -3%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
9.47 fps -9%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
0.548 sec * -9%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
0.517 sec * -2%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
0.515 sec * -2%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
0.505 sec *
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
0.4787 sec * +5%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
0.4718 sec * +7%
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
0.445 sec * +12%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
57.5 s * -8%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
53.2 s *
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
48.1 s * +10%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
46.6 s * +12%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
45 s * +15%
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
43.7 s * +18%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
42.8 s * +20%
WebXPRT 3 - Overall
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
305 Points +7%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
287 Points +1%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
285 Points 0%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
285 Points 0%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
285 Points
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
277 Points -3%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
263 Points -8%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
659 ms * -19%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
566 ms * -2%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
563 ms * -1%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
556 ms *
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
539 ms * +3%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
534 ms * +4%
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
494 ms * +11%
3DMark
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Physics
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
20158 Points +3%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
19564 Points
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
19357 Points -1%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
19341 Points -1%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
17250 Points -12%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
16412 Points -16%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
15903 Points -19%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Physics
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
21523 Points +7%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
20684 Points +3%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
20088 Points
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
19994 Points 0%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
17852 Points -11%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
17499 Points -13%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
16568 Points -18%
2560x1440 Time Spy CPU
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, 1600 MHz
9334 Points +37%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
8393 Points +23%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
6901 Points +1%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
6824 Points
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
6487 Points -5%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, 1500 MHz
6151 Points -10%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
5077 Points -26%

* ... smaller is better

Performance Rating
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
96.2 pt
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
90.3 pt
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
83.7 pt
Average of class Mini PC
 
80.5 pt
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
78.5 pt
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
73.6 pt
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
73.2 pt
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
68.7 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
11040 KRay/s +29%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
10351 KRay/s +21%
Average of class Mini PC
  (561 - 27538, n=90, last 2 years)
9494 KRay/s +11%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
9406 KRay/s +10%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
9129 KRay/s +7%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
8528 KRay/s
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
7933 KRay/s -7%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
7229 KRay/s -15%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
60111 Points +43%
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
55557 Points +32%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
52136 Points +24%
Average of class Mini PC
  (3604 - 116903, n=90, last 2 years)
50718 Points +21%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
46204 Points +10%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
41947 Points
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
40251 Points -4%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
39966 Points -5%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2728 MB/s +44%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2590 MB/s +37%
Average of class Mini PC
  (225 - 5096, n=90, last 2 years)
2201 MB/s +16%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
2071 MB/s +9%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
2065 MB/s +9%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2006 MB/s +6%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
1897 MB/s
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
1862 MB/s -2%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
86691 Points +35%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
82493 Points +29%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
73765 Points +15%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
70563 Points +10%
Average of class Mini PC
  (8172 - 119569, n=90, last 2 years)
68078 Points +6%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
64750 Points +1%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
64123 Points
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
59539 Points -7%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
8507 Points +52%
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
7269 Points +30%
Average of class Mini PC
  (408 - 15525, n=90, last 2 years)
7090 Points +26%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
6728 Points +20%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
5985 Points +7%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
5608 Points
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
5567 Points -1%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
5133 Points -8%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
33084 Points +57%
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
27772 Points +32%
Average of class Mini PC
  (1958 - 62378, n=90, last 2 years)
26939 Points +28%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
25996 Points +23%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
22917 Points +9%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
21054 Points
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
19857 Points -6%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
18516 Points -12%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
99244 MB/s +37%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
92356 MB/s +28%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
82315 MB/s +14%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
78537 MB/s +8%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
74716 MB/s +3%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
72407 MB/s
Average of class Mini PC
  (3691 - 177158, n=90, last 2 years)
71981 MB/s -1%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
70617 MB/s -2%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
807 MB/s +42%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
722 MB/s +27%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
592 MB/s +4%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
575 MB/s +1%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
569 MB/s
Average of class Mini PC
  (74.8 - 1114, n=90, last 2 years)
560 MB/s -2%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
531 MB/s -7%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
531 MB/s -7%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
5920 KRay/s +29%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
5613 KRay/s +22%
Average of class Mini PC
  (308 - 14722, n=90, last 2 years)
5071 KRay/s +10%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
5024 KRay/s +9%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
4977 KRay/s +8%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
4604 KRay/s
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4156 KRay/s -10%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
4082 KRay/s -11%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
29108 MPixel/s +10%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
28682 MPixel/s +8%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
28377 MPixel/s +7%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
28118 MPixel/s +6%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
27940 MPixel/s +6%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
26442 MPixel/s
Average of class Mini PC
  (4408 - 44347, n=90, last 2 years)
24093 MPixel/s -9%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
17803 MPixel/s -33%

The Geekom Mini IT12 vs. Cinebench-R15 Multi Loop

We investigated the performance of the built-in cooling in conjunction with the power target of the Intel Core i5-12450H using the Cinebench R15 Multi Loop. The result suggests that the processor's maximal performance is only available at the start. After the second run, performance declines dramatically but then stabilizes for the remainder of the test. Our test gadget scores sixth in this benchmark, with an average score of 1,211 points.

CPU metrics during the Cinebench R15 Loop
CPU metrics during the Cinebench R15 Loop
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Geekom Mini IT12 Intel Core i5-12450H, Intel Core i5-12450H: Ø1211 (1192.36-1443.94)
Geekom Mini IT12 Intel Core i7-1260P, Intel Core i7-1260P: Ø1280 (1241-1619.37)
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK Intel Core i7-1360P, Intel Core i7-1360P: Ø1825 (1794.93-2181.38)
Minisforum Mars Series MC560 AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, AMD Ryzen 5 5600U: Ø1099 (1072.7-1239.66)
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7 Intel Core i7-1260P, Intel Core i7-1260P: Ø1702 (1671.26-2063.13)
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245 Intel Core i5-12450H, Intel Core i5-12450H: Ø1370 (1352.4-1379.41)
NiPoGi CK10 Intel Core i5-12450H, Intel Core i5-12450H: Ø1004 (968.01-1261.83)

System Performance

The system performance benchmarks paint a similar picture to the earlier CPU performance tests. Once again, the Geekom Mini IT12 outperforms the two competitors, Minisforum Venus Series UN1245 and NiPoGi CK10. During the RAM tests, all devices exhibit a similar performance, as none of the manufacturers have ventured to install faster DDR5 RAM. It's worth noting that the Intel Core i5-12450H supports DDR5 RAM with speeds of up to 5,200 MT/s.

PCMark 10 / Score
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK, Intel Core i7-1360P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
6281 Points +17%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7, Intel Core i7-1260P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
5915 Points +10%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560, AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, ESO512GYLCT
5862 Points +9%
Geekom Mini IT12, Intel Core i7-1260P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM8SEP4512N-A0
5658 Points +5%
Geekom Mini IT12, Intel Core i5-12450H
Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen), Kingston OM8SEP4512N-A0
5373 Points
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245, Intel Core i5-12450H
Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen), Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
5319 Points -1%
NiPoGi CK10, Intel Core i5-12450H
Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen), Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
5262 Points -2%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK, Intel Core i7-1360P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
11596 Points +8%
Geekom Mini IT12, Intel Core i5-12450H
Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen), Kingston OM8SEP4512N-A0
10723 Points
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7, Intel Core i7-1260P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
10661 Points -1%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560, AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, ESO512GYLCT
10484 Points -2%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245, Intel Core i5-12450H
Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen), Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
10306 Points -4%
NiPoGi CK10, Intel Core i5-12450H
Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen), Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
10280 Points -4%
Geekom Mini IT12, Intel Core i7-1260P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM8SEP4512N-A0
10139 Points -5%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Minisforum Mars Series MC560, AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, ESO512GYLCT
9545 Points +33%
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK, Intel Core i7-1360P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
7893 Points +10%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7, Intel Core i7-1260P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
7626 Points +6%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245, Intel Core i5-12450H
Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen), Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
7527 Points +5%
Geekom Mini IT12, Intel Core i7-1260P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM8SEP4512N-A0
7427 Points +3%
NiPoGi CK10, Intel Core i5-12450H
Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen), Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
7368 Points +2%
Geekom Mini IT12, Intel Core i5-12450H
Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen), Kingston OM8SEP4512N-A0
7201 Points
CrossMark / Overall
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK, Intel Core i7-1360P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1810 Points +14%
Geekom Mini IT12, Intel Core i7-1260P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM8SEP4512N-A0
1738 Points +10%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7, Intel Core i7-1260P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1679 Points +6%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245, Intel Core i5-12450H
Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen), Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
1637 Points +3%
Geekom Mini IT12, Intel Core i5-12450H
Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen), Kingston OM8SEP4512N-A0
1583 Points
NiPoGi CK10, Intel Core i5-12450H
Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen), Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
1504 Points -5%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560, AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, ESO512GYLCT
1300 Points -18%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245, Intel Core i5-12450H
Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen), Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
1888 Points +20%
Geekom Mini IT12, Intel Core i7-1260P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM8SEP4512N-A0
1734 Points +10%
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK, Intel Core i7-1360P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1578 Points 0%
Geekom Mini IT12, Intel Core i5-12450H
Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen), Kingston OM8SEP4512N-A0
1571 Points
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7, Intel Core i7-1260P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1476 Points -6%
NiPoGi CK10, Intel Core i5-12450H
Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen), Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
1403 Points -11%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560, AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, ESO512GYLCT
1133 Points -28%
CrossMark / Creativity
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK, Intel Core i7-1360P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1970 Points +25%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7, Intel Core i7-1260P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1785 Points +13%
Geekom Mini IT12, Intel Core i7-1260P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM8SEP4512N-A0
1749 Points +11%
Geekom Mini IT12, Intel Core i5-12450H
Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen), Kingston OM8SEP4512N-A0
1577 Points
NiPoGi CK10, Intel Core i5-12450H
Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen), Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
1530 Points -3%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245, Intel Core i5-12450H
Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen), Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
1525 Points -3%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560, AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, ESO512GYLCT
1325 Points -16%
CrossMark / Productivity
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK, Intel Core i7-1360P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1740 Points +9%
Geekom Mini IT12, Intel Core i7-1260P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Kingston OM8SEP4512N-A0
1729 Points +9%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245, Intel Core i5-12450H
Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen), Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
1677 Points +5%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7, Intel Core i7-1260P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1649 Points +4%
Geekom Mini IT12, Intel Core i5-12450H
Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen), Kingston OM8SEP4512N-A0
1592 Points
NiPoGi CK10, Intel Core i5-12450H
Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs (Alder Lake 12th Gen), Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
1513 Points -5%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560, AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, ESO512GYLCT
1335 Points -16%
AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
44892 MB/s +2%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
44726 MB/s +2%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
44661 MB/s +2%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
43918 MB/s
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
43790 MB/s 0%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
43746 MB/s 0%
Average of class Mini PC
  (6481 - 70620, n=90, last 2 years)
41871 MB/s -5%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
38102 MB/s -13%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
47555 MB/s
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
47491 MB/s 0%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
47170 MB/s -1%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
47042 MB/s -1%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
46644 MB/s -2%
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
45196 MB/s -5%
Average of class Mini PC
  (6914 - 71285, n=90, last 2 years)
42808 MB/s -10%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
40126 MB/s -16%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
46963 MB/s
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
46882 MB/s 0%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
46785 MB/s 0%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
46529 MB/s -1%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
46223 MB/s -2%
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
46179 MB/s -2%
Average of class Mini PC
  (6862 - 87358, n=90, last 2 years)
45121 MB/s -4%
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
40633 MB/s -13%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
96.2 ns * -26%
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Intel Core i7-1360P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
96.1 ns * -26%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
92.7 ns * -21%
Average of class Mini PC
  (44.9 - 146, n=90, last 2 years)
86.4 ns * -13%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
80.2 ns * -5%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
77.5 ns * -1%
NiPoGi CK10
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
76.9 ns * -1%
Geekom Mini IT12
Intel Core i5-12450H, UHD Graphics 64EUs
76.5 ns *

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latency

The Geekom Mini IT12, based on the Intel Core i5-12450H, doesn't perform well in terms of DPC latencies. LatencyMon shows very high latencies even when opening several tabs in the Edge browser. Fortunately, there is no noticeable degradation in the playback of the 4K test video. With a low number of dropped frames, the Geekom Mini IT12 can still be used as a streaming client in the living room, for example.

Maximum latency when opening multiple browser tabs and playing 4K video material
Maximum latency when opening multiple browser tabs and playing 4K video material
Maximum latency after ten seconds of Prime95
Maximum latency after ten seconds of Prime95
Drivers ranked by longest execution time
Drivers ranked by longest execution time
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Geekom Mini IT12
UHD Graphics 64EUs, i5-12450H, Kingston OM8SEP4512N-A0
1471.1 μs *
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
Vega 7, R5 5600U, ESO512GYLCT
1359.1 μs * +8%
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1360P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1087 μs * +26%
Geekom Mini IT12
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Kingston OM8SEP4512N-A0
985.8 μs * +33%
NiPoGi CK10
UHD Graphics 64EUs, i5-12450H, Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
835.9 μs * +43%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
779 μs * +47%
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
UHD Graphics 64EUs, i5-12450H, Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
447.9 μs * +70%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

512 GB NVMe SSD
512 GB NVMe SSD

Geekom has equipped the Mini IT12 with a familiar 512 GB NVMe SSD from Kingston, a model we have seen in action in other systems. This SSD uses the NVMe interface, is equipped with QLC memory, and is connected with PCIe 4.0x4. However, in the test, the SSD falls behind its competitors, as some of them are fitted with significantly faster SSDs. Nevertheless, in everyday use, there should be no noticeable reduction in performance. The write and read rates are fast enough, and installing test programs was completed quickly. Thanks to passive cooling via the base plate, the SSD copes well with continuous load, and we did not notice any drop in performance under load. The Geekom Mini IT12 can accommodate up to three mass storage devices, including another SSD in M.2-2242 format and a 2.5-inch mass storage device, observing a maximum height of 7 millimeters.

For further comparisons and benchmarks, please refer to our comparison table.

AS SSD
AS SSD
CDM 3
CDM 3
CDM 5
CDM 5
CDM 6
CDM 6
CDI
CDI
Kingston OM8SEP4512N-A0
Sequential Read: 2466 MB/s
Sequential Write: 1328 MB/s
512K Read: 1527 MB/s
512K Write: 1264 MB/s
4K Read: 59.59 MB/s
4K Write: 282 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 409.4 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 562.9 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Minisforum Venus Series UN1245
Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
89 pt
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
77.2 pt
Average of class Mini PC
 
48.6 pt
NiPoGi CK10 -11!
Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
46.9 pt
Minisforum Mars Series MC560
ESO512GYLCT
44.8 pt
Geekom Mini IT12
Kingston OM8SEP4512N-A0
40.4 pt
Geekom Mini IT12
Kingston OM8SEP4512N-A0
40.1 pt
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
36 pt
DiskSpd
seq read
Intel NUC 13 Pro Kit NUC13ANK
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
3375 (3310.44min - 3375.33max) MB/s +67%
Minisforum Venus Series