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Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit - Wall Street Canyon in review: Advanced mini PC with Intel Core i7-1260P for high versatility

Fast and future-proof! Intel's mobile 12th gen Alder Lake parts have made it to the NUC series. The hybrid design consisting of P and E cores is a success and provides good performance. In this review, we will explore the included features and how well the mini PC performs.

Intel has updated its compact NUC mini PC series with the new Alder Lake-P SoCs. The name "Wall Street Canyon" signifies the latest model series based on the modern SoCs. There are two base configurations, which differ in terms of their dimensions. The slightly higher-end model carries the "Tall" moniker, which indicates the option for an additional 2.5-inch drive. By contrast, our "Slim" test device does not offer this option. In terms of the price, about 100 USD separates the two variants. Both devices are only able as a barebone. Thus, users will have to install the RAM and storage themselves.

For our testing, we installed two 8-GB DDR4-3200 modules and a 512-GB SSD in our test sample. The latest available version of Windows 11 Professional at the time of this review serves as the operating system.

Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Processor
Intel Core i7-1260P 12 x 1.5 - 4.7 GHz, 64 W PL2 / Short Burst, 40 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-P
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Core: 1400 MHz, Memory: 1600 MHz, 30.0.101.1369 DCH
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR4-3200, Dual-Channel, max. 64 GB
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S, 512 GB 
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, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5mm Klinke
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), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 37 x 117 x 112 ( = 1.46 x 4.61 x 4.41 in)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Additional features
Netzteil, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
511 g ( = 18.03 oz / 1.13 pounds), Power Supply: 342 g ( = 12.06 oz / 0.75 pounds)
Price
699 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
78.9 %
11/2022
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
511 g37 mm
01/2022
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
R9 5900HX, Vega 8
60 mm
04/2021
Intel NUC11TNKi5
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
504 g37 mm
09/2022
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
R5 5600U, Vega 7
628 g155 mm
09/2022
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
586 g53 mm
10/2022
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
795 g63.5 mm

Case

Visually, the Wall Street Canyon is very obviously an Intel NUC. The exterior design of the device is very subtle and there are no glossy surfaces anywhere on the system. Although the bottom of the case consists of metal, doubling as a cooling solution for the storage, a noticeable portion of the NUC consists of plastic. The device has a robust metal frame, which has almost become standard on the compact Intel NUCs and provides the PC with the necessary rigidity. With a height of just 37 mm (~1.46 in), our Slim version is quite small. Furthermore, the device does not take up a lot of space on a desk due to its small footprint of 11.7 x 11.2 cm (~4.61 x 4.41 in). Alternatively, it can be attached to a monitor with the included VESA mount.

Connectivity

The Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit offers all the most common options in terms of the port selection. There are four USB type-A and two USB type-C ports. The type-C ports support USB4 speeds. The two Thunderbolt interfaces also vastly increase the flexibility of the system. The wide range of available accessories is almost endless. Finally, there are two HDMI ports and a 2.5G Ethernet port.

Front: 2x USB 3.2, 3.5mm jack
Front: 2x USB 3.2, 3.5mm jack
Back: AC adapter, 2x USB4 (type-C), 1x USB 3.2, 1x USB 2.0, LAN 2,5G, 2x HDMI 2.1
Back: AC adapter, 2x USB4 (type-C), 1x USB 3.2, 1x USB 2.0, LAN 2,5G, 2x HDMI 2.1

Communication

On the NUC 12 Pro Kit, Intel's own Wi-Fi 6E AX211 module is used for wireless networking. It performs well in our testing. Regardless, it does not quite the transfer rates we were hoping for when sending data. The Morefine S600-Apex achieves significantly better results with the same module. We used our reference router Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 for this test.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1530 (1509min - 1551max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (883 - 1857, n=67)
1501 MBit/s ∼98% -2%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1044 (1009min - 1058max) MBit/s ∼68% -32%
Average of class Mini PC
  (290 - 1713, n=12, last 2 years)
980 MBit/s ∼64% -36%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
MediaTek RZ608
903 (450min - 913max) MBit/s ∼59% -41%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
390 (322min - 478max) MBit/s ∼25% -75%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1658 (1514min - 1706max) MBit/s ∼100% +80%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
  (891 - 1851, n=67)
1396 MBit/s ∼84% +52%
Average of class Mini PC
  (225 - 1745, n=13, last 2 years)
989 MBit/s ∼60% +8%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
MediaTek RZ608
967 (486min - 993max) MBit/s ∼58% +5%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
919 (458min - 982max) MBit/s ∼55%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
745 (381min - 876max) MBit/s ∼45% -19%
050100150200250300350400450500550600650700750800850900950100010501100115012001250130013501400145015001550Tooltip
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø904 (458-982)
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1530 (1509-1551)

Accessories

Aside from the device itself, the package includes the 120-watt AC adapter and a plate for VESA mounting.

Maintenance

Like all compact Intel NUCs, the NUC 12 Pro Kit allows for quick and easy maintenance via the bottom of the device. The bottom cover is fixed by four small screws and doubles as a cooler for the SSDs. Once inside, accessing the RAM and SSD slots is very straightforward.

Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit - Wall Street Canyon with the bottom cover removed
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit - Wall Street Canyon with the bottom cover removed

Performance - Core i7 with 12 Cores

Compact PCs are becoming more and more powerful, as users working with the Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit will quickly realize. At the heart of the system, there is a 12-core CPU with 16 threads, making the compact system an excellent choice for demanding tasks.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO

Testing Conditions

We performed all benchmarks using the balanced power profile. We did not modify the CPU performance settings and left everything on auto in the BIOS settings.

Processor

With the Intel Core i7-1260P, the Intel NUC 12 Pro kit includes a very recent SoC. Thanks to its 12 physical cores and a total of 16 threads, the Intel Core i7-1260p is a solid choice even for demanding users. It is rated for a burst TDP (PL2) of 64 watts and a continuous TDP (PL1) of 40 watts. Compared to its competitors, the Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit performs very well. Among its compact PC competitors, only the Morefine S600-Apex is able to achieve a slightly better overall score. A 14 percent deficit compared to an Intel Core i5-12600K is still not particularly large. This further illustrates just how well this mobile SoC is able to perform.

More comparisons and benchmarks can be found on our CPU benchmark page.

Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R20
Cinebench R20
Cinebench R23
Cinebench R23
Performance Rating - Percent
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
57.8 pt ∼58%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
50.6 pt ∼51%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
 
49.1 pt ∼49%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
48.6 pt ∼49%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
43.1 pt ∼43%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
36.8 pt ∼37%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
275 Points ∼84% +6%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
260 Points ∼79%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
242 Points ∼74% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (165.4 - 260, n=24)
231 Points ∼70% -11%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
223 Points ∼68% -14%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
197 Points ∼60% -24%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
2555 Points ∼26% +36%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
2224 Points ∼23% +18%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
1879 Points ∼19%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (549 - 1981, n=26)
1537 Points ∼16% -18%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
1265 Points ∼13% -33%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
560 Points ∼6% -70%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
734 Points ∼84% +5%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
698 Points ∼80%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (448 - 698, n=22)
645 Points ∼74% -8%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
582 Points ∼67% -17%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
534 Points ∼61% -23%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
517 Points ∼59% -26%
CPU (Multi Core)
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
6692 Points ∼28% +46%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
5185 Points ∼22% +13%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
4578 Points ∼19%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (1234 - 4748, n=22)
3605 Points ∼15% -21%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
2975 Points ∼13% -35%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
1440 Points ∼6% -69%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
3.31 Points ∼11% +5%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
3.15 Points ∼10%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (3.1 - 3.15, n=2)
3.13 Points ∼10% -1%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
2.86 Points ∼9% -9%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
2.64 Points ∼8% -16%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
2.31 Points ∼7% -27%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
30.01 Points ∼42% +27%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
25.6 Points ∼36% +8%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
23.6 Points ∼33%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (22 - 23.6, n=2)
22.8 Points ∼32% -3%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
14.78 Points ∼21% -37%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
6.37 Points ∼9% -73%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
15180 Points ∼83% +5%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
14504 Points ∼79%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
 
14504 Points ∼79% 0%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
12152 Points ∼66% -16%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
11098 Points ∼60% -23%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
10395 Points ∼57% -28%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
89478 Points ∼64% +22%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
73492 Points ∼53%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
 
73492 Points ∼53% 0%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
73115 Points ∼53% -1%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
45363 Points ∼33% -38%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
24499 Points ∼18% -67%
Blender - v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
750 Seconds * ∼5% -168%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
399 Seconds * ∼3% -43%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (264 - 906, n=22)
377 Seconds * ∼3% -35%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
280 Seconds * ∼2%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
229.3 Seconds * ∼2% +18%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
189.5 Seconds * ∼1% +32%
wPrime 2.10
32m
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
6.799 s * ∼1% -87%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (3.64 - 9.8, n=2)
6.72 s * ∼1% -85%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
5.377 s * ∼1% -48%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
4.725 s * ∼1% -30%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
3.641 s * ∼1%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
3.308 s * ∼1% +9%
1024m
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
286.835 s * ∼3% -22%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (236 - 314, n=2)
275 s * ∼3% -17%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
235.874 s * ∼3%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
202.7 s * ∼2% +14%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
156.33 s * ∼2% +34%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
91.6 s * ∼1% +61%
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0
Pass 1
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
333.5 (332min - 336max) fps ∼78% +25%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
271.5 (259min - 276max) fps ∼64% +2%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
266 (264min - 271max) fps ∼63%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
 
266 fps ∼63% 0%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
234 (233min - 235max) fps ∼55% -12%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
165.55 (163.6min - 204max) fps ∼39% -38%
Pass 2
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
148 (147min - 148max) fps ∼54% +34%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
128 (122min - 128max) fps ∼47% +16%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
110.5 (101.7min - 125.3max) fps ∼40%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
 
110.5 fps ∼40% 0%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
76 (75.7min - 76.3max) fps ∼28% -31%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
36.7 (36.7min - 37.6max) fps ∼13% -67%
WinRAR - Result
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (7200 - 16777, n=2)
11989 KB/s ∼69% +67%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
7200 KB/s ∼42%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
6877 KB/s ∼40% -4%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
6239 KB/s ∼36% -13%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
4297 KB/s ∼25% -40%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
4185 KB/s ∼24% -42%
TrueCrypt
AES Mean 100MB
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
12.8 GB/s ∼0% +10%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
11.6 GB/s ∼0%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (11.6 - 11.6, n=2)
11.6 GB/s ∼0% 0%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
7.7 GB/s ∼0% -34%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
7.4 GB/s ∼0% -36%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
5.3 GB/s ∼0% -54%
Twofish Mean 100MB
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
2.2 GB/s ∼0% +16%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
2 GB/s ∼0% +5%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
1.9 GB/s ∼0%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (1.9 - 1.9, n=2)
1.9 GB/s ∼0% 0%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
1.1 GB/s ∼0% -42%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
0.755 GB/s ∼0% -60%
Serpent Mean 100MB
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
1.3 GB/s ∼0% +18%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
1.2 GB/s ∼0% +9%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
1.1 GB/s ∼0%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (1.1 - 1.1, n=2)
1.1 GB/s ∼0% 0%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
0.7 GB/s ∼0% -36%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
0.448 GB/s ∼0% -59%
Geekbench 5.4
Multi-Core
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
12797 Points ∼44% +29%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
9935 Points ∼34%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (3866 - 10570, n=21)
8648 Points ∼30% -13%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
7875 Points ∼27% -21%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
6175 Points ∼21% -38%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
4898 Points ∼17% -51%
Single-Core
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
1904 Points ∼82% +11%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
1715 Points ∼74%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (1436 - 1786, n=21)
1702 Points ∼74% -1%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
1542 Points ∼67% -10%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
1430 Points ∼62% -17%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
1391 Points ∼60% -19%
Geekbench 5.0
5.0 Multi-Core
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
12746 Points ∼40% +30%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
9817 Points ∼31%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (6440 - 10411, n=7)
9198 Points ∼29% -6%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
7859 Points ∼25% -20%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
6117 Points ∼19% -38%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
4841 Points ∼15% -51%
5.0 Single-Core
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
1821 Points ∼8% +7%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
1694 Points ∼7%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (1637 - 1694, n=7)
1672 Points ∼7% -1%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
1498 Points ∼7% -12%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
1385 Points ∼6% -18%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
1383 Points ∼6% -18%
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
8223 Points ∼85% +9%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
7554 Points ∼78%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (7531 - 7554, n=2)
7543 Points ∼78% 0%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
6365 Points ∼66% -16%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
5911 Points ∼61% -22%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
5854 Points ∼60% -23%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
46557 Points ∼52% +26%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (36974 - 38187, n=2)
37581 Points ∼42% +2%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
36974 Points ∼41%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
32434 Points ∼36% -12%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
24495 Points ∼27% -34%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
19288 Points ∼22% -48%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance Physics
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
25017 Points ∼69% +39%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
18044 Points ∼50%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
13940 Points ∼38% -23%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (4745 - 18835, n=22)
13712 Points ∼38% -24%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
12608 Points ∼35% -30%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
7792 Points ∼21% -57%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
64260 MIPS ∼40% +37%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
57435 MIPS ∼36% +22%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
47064 MIPS ∼29%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
39207 MIPS ∼24% -17%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (16146 - 47064, n=22)
38470 MIPS ∼24% -18%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
17636 MIPS ∼11% -63%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
5944 MIPS ∼71% +4%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
5739 MIPS ∼69% 0%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
5738 MIPS ∼69%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (4064 - 5791, n=22)
5269 MIPS ∼63% -8%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
5249 MIPS ∼63% -9%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
4788 MIPS ∼57% -17%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
30.1 fps ∼65% +128%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
15.9 fps ∼34% +20%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
13.2 fps ∼28%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (3.45 - 13.6, n=22)
10.7 fps ∼23% -19%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
10.1 fps ∼22% -23%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
5.26 fps ∼11% -60%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
0.639 sec * ∼14% -33%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
0.537 sec * ∼12% -12%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (0.4559 - 0.727, n=22)
0.501 sec * ∼11% -5%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
0.4965 sec * ∼11% -4%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
0.4787 sec * ∼10%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
0.4456 sec * ∼10% +7%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
71.8 s * ∼18% -60%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
52 s * ∼13% -16%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
51.1 s * ∼13% -14%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
49.3 s * ∼12% -10%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (40.2 - 64.5, n=22)
47.6 s * ∼12% -6%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
45 s * ∼11%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
293 Points ∼74% +3%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
285 Points ∼72%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (250 - 298, n=21)
281 Points ∼71% -1%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
278 Points ∼70% -2%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
255 Points ∼65% -11%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
236 Points ∼60% -17%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
724 ms * ∼1% -36%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
646 ms * ∼1% -21%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
601 ms * ∼1% -13%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (531 - 604, n=21)
556 ms * ∼1% -4%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
534 ms * ∼1%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
511 ms * ∼1% +4%
3DMark
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Physics
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
29443 Points ∼54% +52%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
22976 Points ∼42% +19%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
19357 Points ∼36%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (17350 - 22626, n=9)
19326 Points ∼36% 0%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
17568 Points ∼32% -9%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
9561 Points ∼18% -51%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Physics
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
29671 Points ∼55% +43%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
24096 Points ∼44% +16%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
20684 Points ∼38%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
18076 Points ∼33% -13%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (6797 - 22631, n=23)
17514 Points ∼32% -15%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
9354 Points ∼17% -55%
2560x1440 Time Spy CPU
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
13869 Points ∼68% +65%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
8393 Points ∼41%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 3300 MHz
6955 Points ∼34% -17%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (2352 - 10150, n=23)
6562 Points ∼32% -22%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2300 MHz
5443 Points ∼27% -35%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
2867 Points ∼14% -66%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
260 Points ∼79%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (165.4 - 260, n=24)
231 Points ∼70% -11%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
226 Points ∼69% -13%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
201 Points ∼61% -23%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
1975 Points ∼20% +5%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
1879 Points ∼19%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (549 - 1981, n=26)
1537 Points ∼16% -18%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
794 (772.57min - 794.38max) Points ∼8% -58%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
698 Points ∼80%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (448 - 698, n=22)
645 Points ∼74% -8%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
608 Points ∼70% -13%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
503 Points ∼58% -28%
CPU (Multi Core)
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
5168 Points ∼22% +13%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
4578 Points ∼19%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (1234 - 4748, n=22)
3605 Points ∼15% -21%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
1974 Points ∼8% -57%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
3.15 Points ∼10%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (3.1 - 3.15, n=2)
3.13 Points ∼10% -1%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
2.69 Points ∼9% -15%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
23.6 Points ∼33%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
23.44 Points ∼33% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (22 - 23.6, n=2)
22.8 Points ∼32% -3%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
14504 Points ∼79%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
 
14504 Points ∼79% 0%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
12378 Points ∼67% -15%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
75223 Points ∼54% +2%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
73492 Points ∼53%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
 
73492 Points ∼53% 0%
Blender - v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
600 Seconds * ∼4% -114%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (264 - 906, n=22)
377 Seconds * ∼3% -35%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
280 Seconds * ∼2%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
232 Seconds * ∼2% +17%
wPrime 2.10
32m
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (3.64 - 9.8, n=2)
6.72 s * ∼1% -85%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
3.641 s * ∼1%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
3.375 s * ∼1% +7%
1024m
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (236 - 314, n=2)
275 s * ∼3% -17%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
235.874 s * ∼3%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
201.062 s * ∼2% +15%
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0
Pass 1
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
276 (273min - 294max) fps ∼65% +4%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
266 (264min - 271max) fps ∼63%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
 
266 fps ∼63% 0%
Pass 2
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
113.7 (113.5min - 122.2max) fps ∼41% +3%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
110.5 (101.7min - 125.3max) fps ∼40%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
 
110.5 fps ∼40% 0%
WinRAR - Result
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (7200 - 16777, n=2)
11989 KB/s ∼69% +67%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
7387 KB/s ∼43% +3%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
7200 KB/s ∼42%
TrueCrypt
AES Mean 100MB
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
14.1 GB/s ∼0% +22%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
11.6 GB/s ∼0%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (11.6 - 11.6, n=2)
11.6 GB/s ∼0% 0%
Twofish Mean 100MB
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
2.3 GB/s ∼0% +21%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
1.9 GB/s ∼0%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (1.9 - 1.9, n=2)
1.9 GB/s ∼0% 0%
Serpent Mean 100MB
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
1.3 GB/s ∼0% +18%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
1.1 GB/s ∼0%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (1.1 - 1.1, n=2)
1.1 GB/s ∼0% 0%
Geekbench 5.4
Multi-Core
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
9935 Points ∼34%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (3866 - 10570, n=21)
8648 Points ∼30% -13%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
4593 Points ∼16% -54%
Single-Core
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
1715 Points ∼74%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (1436 - 1786, n=21)
1702 Points ∼74% -1%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
1396 Points ∼60% -19%
Geekbench 5.0
5.0 Multi-Core
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
9817 Points ∼31%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (6440 - 10411, n=7)
9198 Points ∼29% -6%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
4586 Points ∼14% -53%
5.0 Single-Core
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
1694 Points ∼7%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (1637 - 1694, n=7)
1672 Points ∼7% -1%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
1368 Points ∼6% -19%
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
7554 Points ∼78%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (7531 - 7554, n=2)
7543 Points ∼78% 0%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
5828 Points ∼60% -23%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (36974 - 38187, n=2)
37581 Points ∼42% +2%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
36974 Points ∼41%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
18200 Points ∼20% -51%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance Physics
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
18044 Points ∼50%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
17378 Points ∼48% -4%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (4745 - 18835, n=22)
13712 Points ∼38% -24%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
10105 Points ∼28% -44%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
56455 MIPS ∼35% +20%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
47064 MIPS ∼29%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (16146 - 47064, n=22)
38470 MIPS ∼24% -18%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
23280 MIPS ∼14% -51%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
5738 MIPS ∼69%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
5347 MIPS ∼64% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (4064 - 5791, n=22)
5269 MIPS ∼63% -8%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
4738 MIPS ∼57% -17%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
15.7 fps ∼34% +19%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
13.2 fps ∼28%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (3.45 - 13.6, n=22)
10.7 fps ∼23% -19%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
6.63 fps ∼14% -50%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
0.622 sec * ∼13% -30%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (0.4559 - 0.727, n=22)
0.501 sec * ∼11% -5%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
0.4997 sec * ∼11% -4%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
0.4787 sec * ∼10%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
51.3 s * ∼13% -14%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (40.2 - 64.5, n=22)
47.6 s * ∼12% -6%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
45 s * ∼11%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
41.9 s * ∼11% +7%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
285 Points ∼72% 0%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
285 Points ∼72%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (250 - 298, n=21)
281 Points ∼71% -1%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
228 Points ∼58% -20%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
715 ms * ∼1% -34%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
582 ms * ∼1% -9%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (531 - 604, n=21)
556 ms * ∼1% -4%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
534 ms * ∼1%
3DMark
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Physics
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
22101 Points ∼41% +14%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
19357 Points ∼36%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (17350 - 22626, n=9)
19326 Points ∼36% 0%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
12434 Points ∼23% -36%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Physics
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
23308 Points ∼43% +13%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
20684 Points ∼38%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (6797 - 22631, n=23)
17514 Points ∼32% -15%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
12562 Points ∼23% -39%
2560x1440 Time Spy CPU
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, 1800 MHz
9449 Points ∼47% +13%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, 1500 MHz
8393 Points ∼41%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (2352 - 10150, n=23)
6562 Points ∼32% -22%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2400 MHz
4117 Points ∼20% -51%

* ... smaller is better

Performance Rating
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
91.9 pt ∼92%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
70.1 pt ∼70%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
69 pt ∼69%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
63.7 pt ∼64%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
56.1 pt ∼56%
Average of class Mini PC
 
49 pt ∼49%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
39.9 pt ∼40%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
37.1 pt ∼37%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
15755 KRay/s ∼100% +52%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
12208 KRay/s ∼77% +18%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
10351 KRay/s ∼66%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
9086 KRay/s ∼58% -12%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
8243 KRay/s ∼52% -20%
Average of class Mini PC
  (561 - 15334, n=22, last 2 years)
7768 KRay/s ∼49% -25%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
6699 KRay/s ∼43% -35%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
5612 KRay/s ∼36% -46%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
100504 Points ∼100% +93%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
61600 Points ∼61% +18%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
57375 Points ∼57% +10%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
52136 Points ∼52%
Average of class Mini PC
  (3604 - 99427, n=22, last 2 years)
42290 Points ∼42% -19%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
37321 Points ∼37% -28%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
27861 Points ∼28% -47%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
24138 Points ∼24% -54%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
3444 MB/s ∼100% +33%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
3250 MB/s ∼94% +25%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2844 MB/s ∼83% +10%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2590 MB/s ∼75%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
1971 MB/s ∼57% -24%
Average of class Mini PC
  (225 - 3401, n=22, last 2 years)
1903 MB/s ∼55% -27%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1855 MB/s ∼54% -28%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1649 MB/s ∼48% -36%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
105123 Points ∼100% +27%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
95602 Points ∼91% +16%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
88337 Points ∼84% +7%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
82493 Points ∼78%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
67224 Points ∼64% -19%
Average of class Mini PC
  (10883 - 104437, n=22, last 2 years)
62455 Points ∼59% -24%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
46646 Points ∼44% -43%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
46536 Points ∼44% -44%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
12792 Points ∼100% +90%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
9510 Points ∼74% +41%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
8294 Points ∼65% +23%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
8213 Points ∼64% +22%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
6728 Points ∼53%
Average of class Mini PC
  (682 - 12662, n=22, last 2 years)
6131 Points ∼48% -9%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
4444 Points ∼35% -34%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
3964 Points ∼31% -41%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
55452 Points ∼100% +113%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
31389 Points ∼57% +21%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
30804 Points ∼56% +18%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
25996 Points ∼47%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
24230 Points ∼44% -7%
Average of class Mini PC
  (1958 - 54893, n=22, last 2 years)
22504 Points ∼41% -13%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
16937 Points ∼31% -35%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
14905 Points ∼27% -43%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
135212 MB/s ∼100% +46%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
92356 MB/s ∼68%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
78211 MB/s ∼58% -15%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
66724 MB/s ∼49% -28%
Average of class Mini PC
  (3778 - 134031, n=22, last 2 years)
60451 MB/s ∼45% -35%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
59882 MB/s ∼44% -35%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
58910 MB/s ∼44% -36%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
58635 MB/s ∼43% -37%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
988 MB/s ∼100% +37%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
871 MB/s ∼88% +21%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
828 MB/s ∼84% +15%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
722 MB/s ∼73%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
505 MB/s ∼51% -30%
Average of class Mini PC
  (74.8 - 887, n=22, last 2 years)
498 MB/s ∼50% -31%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
373 MB/s ∼38% -48%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
265 MB/s ∼27% -63%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
8425 KRay/s ∼100% +50%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
6612 KRay/s ∼78% +18%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
5613 KRay/s ∼67%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
5149 KRay/s ∼61% -8%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
4636 KRay/s ∼55% -17%
Average of class Mini PC
  (308 - 8000, n=22, last 2 years)
4148 KRay/s ∼49% -26%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
3628 KRay/s ∼43% -35%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2997 KRay/s ∼36% -47%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
48577 MPixel/s ∼100% +71%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
30098 MPixel/s ∼62% +6%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
28377 MPixel/s ∼58%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
26959 MPixel/s ∼55% -5%
Average of class Mini PC
  (5800 - 44347, n=22, last 2 years)
24924 MPixel/s ∼51% -12%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
19395 MPixel/s ∼40% -32%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
16877 MPixel/s ∼35% -41%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
14978 MPixel/s ∼31% -47%

Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit - Wall Street Canyon vs. Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

CPU readings during the Cinebench R15 loop
CPU readings during the Cinebench R15 loop

We get our first glimpse into the efficiency of the integrated cooling solution in our Cinebench R15 loop. The maximum Turbo is only active during the first loop with performance dropping off significantly during the second run. The scores dip by about 10 percent. There are no major fluctuations during the remainder of the test and the average total score is 1702 points.

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Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7 Intel Core i7-1260P, Intel Core i7-1260P: Ø1702 (1671.26-2063.13)
Minisforum EliteMini HX90 AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX: Ø2121 (2086.27-2197.32)
Intel NUC11TNKi5 Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø789 (772.57-794.38)
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5 AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, AMD Ryzen 5 5600U: Ø1158 (1130.29-1266.62)
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0 Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø574 (568.03-615.59)
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer Intel Core i9-12900HK, Intel Core i9-12900HK: Ø1986 (1882.53-2086.59)

System Performance

Unfortunately, the Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit is not able to seamlessly transition its good CPU benchmark scores into good synthetic benchmark scores. Disregarding the Intel Core i5-12600K, it only places third in PCMark 10. By contrast, Crossmark once again appears to favor our test device and restores the old performance hierarchy. Similarly, we observe above-average transfer rates compared to other mini PCs in the RAM tests.

PCMark 10 / Score
Intel Core i5-12600K, Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
8259 Points ∼100% +40%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
6507 Points ∼79% +10%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7, Intel Core i7-1260P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
5915 Points ∼72%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5, AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
5761 Points ∼70% -3%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer, Intel Core i9-12900HK
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
5658 Points ∼69% -4%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0, Intel Core i5-1135G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
4521 Points ∼55% -24%
Intel NUC11TNKi5, Intel Core i5-1135G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Transcend M.2 SSD 430S TS512GMTS430S
4512 Points ∼55% -24%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer, Intel Core i9-12900HK
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
10700 Points ∼100% 0%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7, Intel Core i7-1260P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
10661 Points ∼100%
Intel Core i5-12600K, Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
10650 Points ∼100% 0%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5, AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
10385 Points ∼97% -3%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
10321 Points ∼96% -3%
Intel NUC11TNKi5, Intel Core i5-1135G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Transcend M.2 SSD 430S TS512GMTS430S
9000 Points ∼84% -16%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0, Intel Core i5-1135G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
8910 Points ∼83% -16%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Intel Core i5-12600K, Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
11001 Points ∼100% +44%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
10196 Points ∼93% +34%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5, AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
9539 Points ∼87% +25%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7, Intel Core i7-1260P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
7626 Points ∼69%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer, Intel Core i9-12900HK
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
7041 Points ∼64% -8%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0, Intel Core i5-1135G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
6357 Points ∼58% -17%
Intel NUC11TNKi5, Intel Core i5-1135G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Transcend M.2 SSD 430S TS512GMTS430S
6190 Points ∼56% -19%
CrossMark / Overall
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer, Intel Core i9-12900HK
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
1804 Points ∼100% +7%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7, Intel Core i7-1260P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1679 Points ∼93%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5, AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
1373 Points ∼76% -18%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0, Intel Core i5-1135G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
1245 Points ∼69% -26%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer, Intel Core i9-12900HK
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
1811 Points ∼100% +23%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7, Intel Core i7-1260P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1476 Points ∼82%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5, AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
1263 Points ∼70% -14%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0, Intel Core i5-1135G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
1224 Points ∼68% -17%
CrossMark / Creativity
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer, Intel Core i9-12900HK
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
1867 Points ∼100% +5%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7, Intel Core i7-1260P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1785 Points ∼96%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5, AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
1379 Points ∼74% -23%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0, Intel Core i5-1135G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
1193 Points ∼64% -33%
CrossMark / Productivity
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer, Intel Core i9-12900HK
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
1740 Points ∼100% +6%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7, Intel Core i7-1260P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1649 Points ∼95%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5, AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
1406 Points ∼81% -15%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0, Intel Core i5-1135G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
1306 Points ∼75% -21%
AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
70749 MB/s ∼100% +58%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (25125 - 71544, n=21)
54372 MB/s ∼77% +22%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
44965 MB/s ∼64% +1%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
44661 MB/s ∼63%
Average of class Mini PC
  (16422 - 70620, n=22, last 2 years)
41831 MB/s ∼59% -6%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
37616 MB/s ∼53% -16%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
35423 MB/s ∼50% -21%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
35051 MB/s ∼50% -22%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
22895 MB/s ∼32% -49%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
76864 MB/s ∼100% +65%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (24983 - 72065, n=21)
56203 MB/s ∼73% +20%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
46644 MB/s ∼61%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
44775 MB/s ∼58% -4%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
43678 MB/s ∼57% -6%
Average of class Mini PC
  (14945 - 65856, n=22, last 2 years)
42998 MB/s ∼56% -8%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
40348 MB/s ∼52% -13%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
38400 MB/s ∼50% -18%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
24947 MB/s ∼32% -47%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA Titan RTX
73824 MB/s ∼100% +60%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (23512 - 66799, n=21)
53286 MB/s ∼72% +15%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
46454 MB/s ∼63% 0%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
46223 MB/s ∼63%
Average of class Mini PC
  (10598 - 66047, n=22, last 2 years)
43451 MB/s ∼59% -6%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
39154 MB/s ∼53% -15%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
37475 MB/s ∼51% -19%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
35146 MB/s ∼48% -24%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
23454 MB/s ∼32% -49%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Intel Core i9-12900HK, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
101.5 ns * ∼100% -9%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
92.7 ns * ∼91%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, Vega 7
91.3 ns * ∼90% +2%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
87.1 ns * ∼86% +6%
Average of class Mini PC
  (59.3 - 101.5, n=22, last 2 years)
85.1 ns * ∼84% +8%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, Vega 8
79.6 ns * ∼78% +14%
Average Intel Core i7-1260P
  (77.9 - 118.4, n=17)
74.9 ns * ∼74% +19%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
69 ns * ∼68% +26%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latency

The Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit performs well in combination with the Intel Core i7-1260P. We did not observe problematic latencies during video playback of a video sample. Here the iGPU was at about 45 percent utilization.

Maximum latency when opening multiple browser tabs and playing 4K video
Maximum latency when opening multiple browser tabs and playing 4K video
Maximum latency after stressing the system with Prime95 for ten seconds
Maximum latency after stressing the system with Prime95 for ten seconds
Drivers ordered by highest execution time
Drivers ordered by highest execution time
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
Vega 8, R9 5900HX, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
1106 μs * ∼100% -42%
Morefine S600-Apex Engineer
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i9-12900HK, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
961.5 μs * ∼87% -23%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
779 μs * ∼70%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
Vega 7, R5 5600U, Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
765 μs * ∼69% +2%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i5-1135G7, Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
659.1 μs * ∼60% +15%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Transcend M.2 SSD 430S TS512GMTS430S
525 μs * ∼47% +33%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

512-GB NVMe SSD
512-GB NVMe SSD

Our test sample of the Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit supports up to two M.2 SSDs. However, users will have to pay attention to the form factor. While the primary NVMe-M.2 slot only supports 80mm SSDs, the secondary M.2 slot only accepts shorter 42mm SSDs.

We use a Transcend SSD and RAM from our hardware stock. The SSD performance is solid. However, other devices in our comparison are equipped with faster SSDs. The importance of these results should not be overestimated, since users will be able to install an SSD of their choice in the Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit barebone.

More comparisons and benchmarks can be found on our SSD and HDD page.

AS SSD
AS SSD
CDM 3
CDM 3
CDM 5
CDM 5
CDM 6
CDM 6
Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
Sequential Read: 2435 MB/s
Sequential Write: 800.8 MB/s
512K Read: 1004 MB/s
512K Write: 848.8 MB/s
4K Read: 66.36 MB/s
4K Write: 193.8 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 563.8 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 406.4 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Average of class Mini PC
 
87.6 pt ∼88%
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
86.6 pt ∼87%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
84.8 pt ∼85%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
68.2 pt ∼68%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
63.4 pt ∼63%
Intel NUC11TNKi5
Transcend M.2 SSD 430S TS512GMTS430S
23.9 pt ∼24%
DiskSpd
seq read
Minipc Union Ace Magician TK11-A0
Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
2184 (2176.42min - 2183.52max) MB/s ∼100% +22%
Minipc Union Ace Magician AMR5
Future Path FPE220M8SSD512G
2082 (2067.58min - 2082.23max) MB/s ∼95% +16%
Average of class Mini PC
  (233 - 4168, n=21, last 2 years)
1849 MB/s ∼85% +3%
Intel NUC 12 Pro Kit NUC12WSKi7
Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1790 (1744.2min - 1789.7max) MB/s ∼82%
Minisforum EliteMini HX90
Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
1319 (1307.78min - 1319.44max) MB/s ∼60% -26%