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Intel Serpent Canyon NUC 12 review: Fast mini PC with Intel Core i7-12700H and Intel Arc A770M

Gaming without AMD and Nvidia? We have put the Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit - a compact desktop PC with an up-to-date Alder Lake SoC - to the test. The actual highlight, however, is the Intel Arc A770M - but the test sadly showed a lot of wasted potential with this. Find out more in this review with comprehensive benchmarks and measurements.
Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit
Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit

The Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit is a compact and powerful desktop PC. The CPU, as well as the GPU, are manufactured by Intel. This development proves to be very exciting for end customers - competition is great for business, after all. The processor, an Intel Core i7-12700H, is a cutting-edge Alder Lake H model. Additionally, the PC features a dedicated graphics card with 16 GB VRAM, 32 GB RAM and an SSD with a storage space of 500 GB. According to its spec sheet, the Intel NUC 16 Enthusiast Kit comes as a barebone model or with 16 GB RAM and a 1-TB SSD. The barebone version comes in at around $1,591.99 and the version with RAM, SSD and an operating system costs slightly more at around $1,647.64.

In this review, we have used a variety of compact desktop PCs with dedicated graphics cards to provide a comparison. The Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G looks to be its biggest rival.

Intel NUC 12 Kit - Serpent Canyon
Processor
Intel Core i7-12700H 14 x 1.7 - 4.7 GHz, 100 W PL2 / Short Burst, 80 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-H
Graphics adapter
Intel Arc A770M - 16 GB VRAM, Memory: 2000 MHz, 117 W TDP, 31.0.101.4146 DCH
Memory
32 GB 
, DDR4-3200, 2 von 2 installiert, max 64 GB
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS500G, 500 GB 
, M.2-2280, NVMe, 450 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
8 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 4 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 7.1 digital, TOSLINK, Card Reader: SD Express PCIe G3 NVMe UHS-I
Networking
Intel I225-LM Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500MBit/s), Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz (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): 60 x 230 x 180 ( = 2.36 x 9.06 x 7.09 in)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Additional features
330-Watt-Netztei, Standfuß, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.97 kg ( = 69.49 oz / 4.34 pounds), Power Supply: 1.324 kg ( = 46.7 oz / 2.92 pounds)
Price
1350 EUR
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

possible competitors compared

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Best Price
88.4 %
03/2023
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
i7-12700H, A770M
2 kg60 mm
12/2021
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
189 mm
06/2021
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
i7-10700, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
05/2022
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
1.8 kg62.2 mm
04/2022
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
189 mm
82.6 %
05/2022
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
R5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
2.5 kg25.75 mm
09/2022
Minisforum NUCX i7
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
2.4 kg393 mm
89.9 %
02/2023
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
R9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6600M
1.6 kg69.3 mm

The Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit in detail

Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit
Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit
Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit
Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit
Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit
Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit
Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit
Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit
Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit
Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit
Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit
Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit
Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit
Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit
Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit
Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit
Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit
Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit
Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit
Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit
Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit
Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit vs. Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G

Case

From the outside, the NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit looks very well made and sits securely when positioned horizontally or upright. This is also thanks to the PC's weight, coming in at 1.97 kg. The optional foot, which can be attached when the PC is sat upright, adds another 443 grams to the scales - and the chunky 330-watt power adapter adds another 1.3 kg. In practical use, we prefer to sit the NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit upright, so that fresh air can be sucked in without hindrance. Color-wise, the PC looks sleek - only when in use can you see a lit-up logo on the top of the device (in upright positioning on the left of the device). The PC is also branded with a skull, which is a running stylistic feature of the NUC series. Alternatively, this can be swapped out for a snake head or other images.

Size comparison

362.5 mm / 14.3 inch 260.6 mm / 10.3 inch 25.75 mm / 1.014 inch 2.5 kg5.47 lbs230 mm / 9.06 inch 180 mm / 7.09 inch 60 mm / 2.36 inch 2 kg4.34 lbs205 mm / 8.07 inch 203 mm / 7.99 inch 69.3 mm / 2.73 inch 1.6 kg3.55 lbs210 mm / 8.27 inch 203 mm / 7.99 inch 62.2 mm / 2.45 inch 1.8 kg3.91 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connectivity

Intel has equipped the NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit with a multitude of external ports. Even Thunderbolt has been included - twice, for that matter. Additionally, you can find six USB Type-A ports, which will very likely keep most users satisfied. There is an SD card reader on the front - a feature often left out by its competitors. The distribution of the ports is well thought out in our eyes - in horizontal and upright use, you should have no problem routing cables. 

Front: 2x USB Type-A, 1x USB Type-C, SD card reader
Front: 2x USB Type-A, 1x USB Type-C, SD card reader
Back: 4x USB Type-A, 2.5G LAN, 1x USB Type-C, Toslink, HDMI (4K60), 2x DisplayPort 1.4, power connection, Kensington Lock
Back: 4x USB Type-A, 2.5G LAN, 1x USB Type-C, Toslink, HDMI (4K60), 2x DisplayPort 1.4, power connection, Kensington Lock

The built-in SD card reader offers USB-3 speed but is unable to take advantage of our AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60 test card. Both the Intel Dragon Canyon NUC and the Intel Beast Canyon NUC show what is possible with UHS-II support. 

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 +94%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC
 
140.3 MB/s +94%
Average of class Mini PC
  (16.9 - 181.8, n=15, last 2 years)
82 MB/s +13%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
72.3 MB/s
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
65 MB/s -10%
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 +138%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC
 
198.7 MB/s +138%
Average of class Mini PC
  (18.2 - 200, n=15, last 2 years)
95.5 MB/s +14%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
83.52 MB/s
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
69.9 MB/s -16%

Communication

WLAN module in the Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit
WLAN module in the Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit

The Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit features a Killer AX1690i Wi-Fi 6E module from their own line of production. Using the Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 as a test router, we measured fast and consistent transmission rates using 5 GHz and 6 GHz connections. For faster data transmission, you can also make use of the LAN socket, which supports up to 2.5 Gbit/s. 

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1848 (1731min - 1888max) MBit/s +5%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
1762 (1727min - 1780max) MBit/s
Average Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
  (1465 - 1762, n=4)
1601 MBit/s -9%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1480 (1212min - 1519max) MBit/s -16%
Average of class Mini PC
  (390 - 1771, n=32, last 2 years)
1164 MBit/s -34%
Minisforum Venus Series UM690
MediaTek RZ608
961 (954min - 967max) MBit/s -45%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
885 (820min - 897max) MBit/s -50%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
MediaTek RZ608
870 (435min - 878max) MBit/s -51%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1851 (1799min - 1897max) MBit/s +15%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1669 (1609min - 1719max) MBit/s +4%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
1603 (800min - 1682max) MBit/s
Average Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
  (1192 - 1663, n=4)
1504 MBit/s -6%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1198 (975min - 1352max) MBit/s -25%
Average of class Mini PC
  (722 - 1764, n=33, last 2 years)
1129 MBit/s -30%
Minisforum Venus Series UM690
MediaTek RZ608
787 (638min - 865max) MBit/s -51%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
MediaTek RZ608
757 (730min - 789max) MBit/s -53%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
1605 (791min - 1659max) MBit/s
Average Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
  (917 - 1727, n=8)
1477 MBit/s -8%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
MediaTek RZ608
957 (480min - 961max) MBit/s -40%
Minisforum Venus Series UM690
MediaTek RZ608
956 (944min - 963max) MBit/s -40%
Average of class Mini PC
  (192.9 - 1796, n=76, last 2 years)
884 MBit/s -45%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Average Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
  (1145 - 1650, n=7)
1470 MBit/s +7%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
1369 (1102min - 1441max) MBit/s
Minisforum Venus Series UM690
MediaTek RZ608
943 (477min - 981max) MBit/s -31%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
MediaTek RZ608
931 (872min - 1014max) MBit/s -32%
Average of class Mini PC
  (184.1 - 1776, n=76, last 2 years)
817 MBit/s -40%
0501001502002503003504004505005506006507007508008509009501000105011001150120012501300135014001450150015501600165017001750Tooltip
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1576 (800-1682)
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1761 (1727-1780)
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1578 (791-1659)
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1369 (1102-1441)

Accessories

Next to the mini PC itself, Intel also include a foot, which can be attached to the PC when it is stood upright. Aside from this, there is also a 330-watt power adapter and additional stencils, which can be used to customize the lit-up logo on the top of the device.

Maintenance

It is only partially possible to carry out maintenance on the Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit - at least when it comes to cleaning the fans. The top can be removed quite easily, as well as the additional covers used for heat dissipation of the built-in SSD. Unfortunately, the device has to be further taken apart if you want to clean the fans. In our test, we refrained from doing so. The built-in components such as RAM and SSD can be replaced or upgraded easily. In our case, the Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit has space for two further SSDs with form factor M.2-2280.

Opened up Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit
Opened up Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit

Performance - Intel SoC meets dedicated Intel GPU

The Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit is fitted with an Intel Core i7-12700H and an Intel Arc A770M - a dedicated graphics card also produced by Intel. They don't offer alternative fittings such as other SoCs or GPU options.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z (ded. GPU)
GPU-Z (ded. GPU)
GPU-Z (iGPU)
GPU-Z (iGPU)
HWiNFO
 

Testing conditions

We ran all performance tests using the energy profile "balanced". We didn't change the CPU's performance - instead, we left it in auto mode in accordance with the BIOS settings.

Processor

The Intel Core i7-12700H is an up-to-date processor with 14 cores and 20 threads. The 6 P-cores can run at up to 4.7 GHz under load. At maximum performance, its Alder Lake chip is supplied with up to 100 watts - however, due to high temperatures, this can only be sustained for a short period of time. Even so, the performance rating of the CPU benchmark scores slightly above average. the Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit can decide for itself who wins in its battle against the Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G. Thanks to its higher number of cores, the Intel Core i7-12700H provides better CPU performance than the AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX. However, the difference in performance is hardly noticeable.

You can find more processor benchmarks here.

Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R20
Cinebench R20
Cinebench R23
Cinebench R23
Performance Rating - Percent
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
81.5 pt
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
77.9 pt
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
 
76.2 pt
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
69.8 pt
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
67.7 pt
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
65.4 pt
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
60.5 pt
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE -8!
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
58.1 pt
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C) -2!
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
54.8 pt
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
262 Points +1%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
260 Points 0%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
259 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (113 - 263, n=64)
253 Points -2%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
247 Points -5%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
227 Points -12%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
224 Points -14%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
223 Points -14%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
196 Points -24%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
3299 Points +25%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
2632 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (1379 - 2916, n=69)
2517 Points -4%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
2235 Points -15%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
2045 Points -22%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
2027 Points -23%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
1723 Points -35%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
1666 Points -37%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
1455 Points -45%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
703 Points +2%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
692 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (300 - 704, n=63)
679 Points -2%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
629 Points -9%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
629 Points -9%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
579 Points -16%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
564 Points -18%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
535 Points -23%
CPU (Multi Core)
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
7179 Points +11%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
6459 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (1576 - 7407, n=63)
5933 Points -8%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
5262 Points -19%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
4760 Points -26%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
4644 Points -28%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
4059 Points -37%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
3954 Points -39%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
3.16 Points +1%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
3.13 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (2.98 - 3.13, n=2)
3.06 Points -2%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
3.04 Points -3%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
2.84 Points -9%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
2.62 Points -16%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
2.61 Points -17%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
2.59 Points -17%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
2.26 Points -28%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
38.96 Points +24%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
31.46 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (23.7 - 31.5, n=2)
27.6 Points -12%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
25.78 Points -18%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
22.07 Points -30%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
21.87 Points -30%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
19.71 Points -37%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
19.18 Points -39%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
16.7 Points -47%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
14610 Points +1%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
14478 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (14342 - 14478, n=2)
14410 Points 0%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
12768 Points -12%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
12508 Points -14%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
11957 Points -17%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
11608 Points -20%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
11082 Points -23%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
9898 Points -32%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
107565 Points +17%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
91600 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (75147 - 91600, n=2)
83374 Points -9%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
74313 Points -19%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
67486 Points -26%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
67183 Points -27%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
63144 Points -31%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
58426 Points -36%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
52577 Points -43%
Blender - v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
315.4 Seconds * -59%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
305.2 Seconds * -54%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
286.1 Seconds * -44%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
262.7 Seconds * -33%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
262.7 Seconds * -33%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
261 Seconds * -32%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
228 Seconds * -15%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (168 - 732, n=62)
225 Seconds * -14%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
198 Seconds *
wPrime 2.10
32m
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
4.186 s * -27%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
4.03 s * -22%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
3.416 s * -4%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
3.405 s * -3%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
 
3.3 s * -0%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
3.296 s *
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
3.257 s * +1%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
2.67 s * +19%
1024m
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
236.133 s *
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
 
236 s * -0%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
211.8 s * +10%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
149.369 s * +37%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
120.839 s * +49%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
119.5 s * +49%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
102.2 s * +57%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
98.307 s * +58%
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0
Pass 1
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
310 (303min - 324max) fps +4%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
 
298 fps 0%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
297.5 (291min - 306max) fps
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
272.5 (271min - 279max) fps -8%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
262.5 (262min - 265max) fps -12%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
258 (256min - 259max) fps -13%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
247.5 (245min - 250max) fps -17%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
236 (235min - 257max) fps -21%
Pass 2
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
147.5 (134min - 173max) fps +1%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
 
145.8 fps 0%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
145.75 (142.2min - 147.8max) fps
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
126.8 (126.2min - 128max) fps -13%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
109.3 (108.1min - 111.7max) fps -25%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
106 (101min - 108max) fps -27%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
93.75 (91.3min - 98.8max) fps -36%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
84.8 (84.6min - 105max) fps -42%
WinRAR - Result
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
10739 KB/s +30%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
9584 KB/s +16%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
8231 KB/s
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
 
8231 KB/s 0%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
7944 KB/s -3%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
7925 KB/s -4%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
6799 KB/s -17%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
6555 KB/s -20%
TrueCrypt
AES Mean 100MB
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
17.2 GB/s +16%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
14.8 GB/s
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
 
14.8 GB/s 0%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
13.5 GB/s -9%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
11.6 GB/s -22%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
11.6 GB/s -22%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
10.3 GB/s -30%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
9.9 GB/s -33%
Twofish Mean 100MB
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
3.4 GB/s +36%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
2.5 GB/s
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
 
2.5 GB/s 0%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
1.8 GB/s -28%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
1.8 GB/s -28%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
1.7 GB/s -32%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
1.7 GB/s -32%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
1.5 GB/s -40%
Serpent Mean 100MB
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
1.9 GB/s +36%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
1.4 GB/s
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
 
1.4 GB/s 0%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
1.2 GB/s -14%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
1.1 GB/s -21%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
1.1 GB/s -21%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
1.1 GB/s -21%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
0.9 GB/s -36%
Geekbench 5.5
Multi-Core
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (5144 - 13745, n=63)
11729 Points +16%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
10126 Points
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
9596 Points -5%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
9186 Points -9%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
8924 Points -12%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
8924 Points -12%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
8207 Points -19%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
8173 Points -19%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
6567 Points -35%
Single-Core
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (803 - 1851, n=63)
1732 Points +9%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
1656 Points +4%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
1656 Points +4%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
1599 Points +1%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
1590 Points
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
1579 Points -1%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
1570 Points -1%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
1414 Points -11%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
1299 Points -18%
Geekbench 5.0
5.0 Multi-Core
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
11805 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (6784 - 12831, n=19)
11223 Points -5%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
9438 Points -20%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
9074 Points -23%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
8845 Points -25%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
8845 Points -25%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
8196 Points -31%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
8109 Points -31%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
6483 Points -45%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
6483 Points -45%
5.0 Single-Core
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
1723 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (1603 - 1762, n=19)
1682 Points -2%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
1638 Points -5%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
1638 Points -5%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
1579 Points -8%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
1571 Points -9%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
1563 Points -9%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
1377 Points -20%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
1377 Points -20%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
1304 Points -24%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
7608 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (7058 - 7608, n=4)
7377 Points -3%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
6991 Points -8%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
6991 Points -8%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
6698 Points -12%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
6693 Points -12%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
6584 Points -13%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
5812 Points -24%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
5726 Points -25%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (44386 - 53199, n=4)
47601 Points +7%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
44386 Points
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
38370 Points -14%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
36347 Points -18%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
36310 Points -18%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
36310 Points -18%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
33034 Points -26%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
32174 Points -28%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
27071 Points -39%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance Physics
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
24314 Points +26%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (6917 - 24999, n=62)
20879 Points +8%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
19339 Points
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
18209 Points -6%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
17803 Points -8%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
16736 Points -13%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
15739 Points -19%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
15497 Points -20%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
13568 Points -30%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
64403 MIPS
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
61265 MIPS -5%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (22844 - 73067, n=62)
60292 MIPS -6%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
51773 MIPS -20%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
50152 MIPS -22%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
50152 MIPS -22%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
45999 MIPS -29%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
44503 MIPS -31%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
43007 MIPS -33%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
6031 MIPS +1%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
5979 MIPS 0%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
5979 MIPS 0%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
5972 MIPS
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (2743 - 5972, n=62)
5648 MIPS -5%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
5619 MIPS -6%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
5446 MIPS -9%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
5330 MIPS -11%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
5293 MIPS -11%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
18.7 fps
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
17.2 fps -8%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (4.67 - 21.8, n=63)
16.7 fps -11%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
14.8 fps -21%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
14.4 fps -23%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
14.4 fps -23%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
13.2 fps -29%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
12.8 fps -32%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
11.6 fps -38%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
0.588 sec * -27%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
0.562 sec * -21%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
0.56 sec * -21%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
0.537 sec * -16%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
0.535 sec * -15%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
0.535 sec * -15%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (0.4441 - 1.052, n=62)
0.4723 sec * -2%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
0.468 sec * -1%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
0.4643 sec *
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
59.5 s * -33%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
55.1 s * -23%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
51.3 s * -14%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
50.1 s * -12%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
48 s * -7%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (34.2 - 95.3, n=62)
45.7 s * -2%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
44.9 s * -0%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
44.9 s * -0%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
44.9 s *
WebXPRT 3 - Overall
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (253 - 324, n=52)
296 Points +3%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
287 Points
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
269 Points -6%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
269 Points -6%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
267 Points -7%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
267 Points -7%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
267 Points -7%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
262 Points -9%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
261 Points -9%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
244 Points -15%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
752 ms * -45%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
647 ms * -24%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
641 ms * -23%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
640 ms * -23%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
602 ms * -16%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
602 ms * -16%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
573 ms * -10%
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (515 - 585, n=58)
529 ms * -2%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
520 ms *
3DMark
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Physics
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
37967 Points +38%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
27487 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (14680 - 30542, n=23)
26191 Points -5%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
25601 Points -7%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
23921 Points -13%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
23774 Points -14%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
22873 Points -17%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
21542 Points -22%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
21256 Points -23%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Physics
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
35153 Points +29%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
27265 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (2523 - 30931, n=63)
25534 Points -6%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
25471 Points -7%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
24508 Points -10%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
24327 Points -11%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
23641 Points -13%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
21095 Points -23%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
20080 Points -26%
2560x1440 Time Spy CPU
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
15095 Points +22%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
12397 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (3220 - 14415, n=63)
11237 Points -9%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
10169 Points -18%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
10035 Points -19%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
9861 Points -20%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
9282 Points -25%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
8580 Points -31%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
6957 Points -44%

* ... smaller is better

Geekbench 5.5
Multi-Core
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (5144 - 13745, n=63)
11729 Points +16%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
10126 Points
Minisforum Venus Series UM690
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
9706 Points -4%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
9596 Points -5%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
9186 Points -9%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
8924 Points -12%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
8924 Points -12%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
8207 Points -19%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
8173 Points -19%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
6567 Points -35%
Single-Core
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (803 - 1851, n=63)
1732 Points +9%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
1656 Points +4%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
1656 Points +4%
Minisforum Venus Series UM690
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
1634 Points +3%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
1599 Points +1%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
1590 Points
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
1579 Points -1%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
1570 Points -1%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
1414 Points -11%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
1299 Points -18%
Geekbench 5.0
5.0 Multi-Core
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
11805 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (6784 - 12831, n=19)
11223 Points -5%
Minisforum Venus Series UM690
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
9638 Points -18%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
9438 Points -20%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
9074 Points -23%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
8845 Points -25%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
8845 Points -25%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
8196 Points -31%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
8109 Points -31%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
6483 Points -45%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
6483 Points -45%
5.0 Single-Core
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
1723 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (1603 - 1762, n=19)
1682 Points -2%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
1638 Points -5%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
1638 Points -5%
Minisforum Venus Series UM690
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
1593 Points -8%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
1579 Points -8%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
1571 Points -9%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
1563 Points -9%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
1377 Points -20%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
1377 Points -20%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
1304 Points -24%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
7608 Points
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (7058 - 7608, n=4)
7377 Points -3%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
6991 Points -8%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
6991 Points -8%
Minisforum Venus Series UM690
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
6804 Points -11%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
6698 Points -12%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
6693 Points -12%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
6584 Points -13%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
5812 Points -24%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
5726 Points -25%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average Intel Core i7-12700H
  (44386 - 53199, n=4)
47601 Points +7%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, 1700 MHz
44386 Points
Minisforum Venus Series UM690
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
38566 Points -13%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 3300 MHz
38370 Points -14%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
36347 Points -18%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, 3300 MHz
36310 Points -18%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, 2400 MHz
36310 Points -18%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, 2300 MHz
33034 Points -26%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C)
Intel Core i7-10700, 2900 MHz
32174 Points -28%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 3300 MHz
27071 Points -39%
Performance Rating
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6600M
96.6 pt
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, A770M
86.9 pt
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
83.6 pt
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
83.6 pt
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
78 pt
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
77.8 pt
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
70 pt
Average of class Mini PC
 
57.3 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6600M
15814 KRay/s +9%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, A770M
14547 KRay/s
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
14342 KRay/s -1%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
14342 KRay/s -1%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
13002 KRay/s -11%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
12788 KRay/s -12%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
12360 KRay/s -15%
Average of class Mini PC
  (561 - 27538, n=88, last 2 years)
9257 KRay/s -36%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6600M
99936 Points +36%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
76011 Points +4%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, A770M
73386 Points
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
60136 Points -18%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
60136 Points -18%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
56368 Points -23%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
54342 Points -26%
Average of class Mini PC
  (3604 - 116903, n=88, last 2 years)
49608 Points -32%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
4043 MB/s +13%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
4043 MB/s +13%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
3829 MB/s +7%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
3655 MB/s +2%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, A770M
3570 MB/s
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6600M
3447 MB/s -3%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
2607 MB/s -27%
Average of class Mini PC
  (225 - 5096, n=88, last 2 years)
2161 MB/s -39%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6600M
103789 Points +1%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, A770M
102818 Points
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
98219 Points -4%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
98219 Points -4%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
89290 Points -13%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
88481 Points -14%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
76998 Points -25%
Average of class Mini PC
  (8172 - 119569, n=88, last 2 years)
67148 Points -35%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6600M
13164 Points +41%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
9861 Points +5%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
9861 Points +5%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
9734 Points +4%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
9457 Points +1%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, A770M
9351 Points
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
8894 Points -5%
Average of class Mini PC
  (408 - 15525, n=88, last 2 years)
6941 Points -26%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6600M
55002 Points +62%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
41691 Points +23%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
36161 Points +6%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
36161 Points +6%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, A770M
33971 Points
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
33223 Points -2%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
32372 Points -5%
Average of class Mini PC
  (1958 - 62378, n=88, last 2 years)
26324 Points -23%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
141926 MB/s +9%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
141926 MB/s +9%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6600M
136227 MB/s +5%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, A770M
129719 MB/s
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
128262 MB/s -1%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
124539 MB/s -4%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
96790 MB/s -25%
Average of class Mini PC
  (3691 - 177158, n=88, last 2 years)
70295 MB/s -46%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, A770M
982 MB/s
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6600M
859 MB/s -13%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
756 MB/s -23%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
755 MB/s -23%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
755 MB/s -23%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
735 MB/s -25%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
632 MB/s -36%
Average of class Mini PC
  (74.8 - 1114, n=88, last 2 years)
552 MB/s -44%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6600M
8447 KRay/s +9%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
7780 KRay/s 0%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
7780 KRay/s 0%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, A770M
7775 KRay/s
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
7119 KRay/s -8%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
7109 KRay/s -9%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
6652 KRay/s -14%
Average of class Mini PC
  (308 - 14722, n=88, last 2 years)
4945 KRay/s -36%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, A770M
29030 MPixel/s
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6600M
28276 MPixel/s -3%
Average of class Mini PC
  (4408 - 44347, n=88, last 2 years)
23864 MPixel/s -18%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
23774 MPixel/s -18%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
23758 MPixel/s -18%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
23422 MPixel/s -19%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
23422 MPixel/s -19%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
15135 MPixel/s -48%

The Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit in the Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

After its third run-through, the Intel Core i7-12700H delivered a very stable performance in the Cinebench R15 continuous loop. Its drop in performance of only 200 points compared to its first run-through is quite low. We saw a much bigger performance drop in the Intel Dragon Canyon NUC. The Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit is firmly positioned in second place in comparison, having achieved 2.410 points.

CPU metric during the Cinebench R15 loop
CPU metric during the Cinebench R15 loop
017034051068085010201190136015301700187020402210238025502720289030603230Tooltip
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø2410 (2386.63-2623.64)
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C) Intel Core i7-10700, Intel Core i7-10700: Ø1338 (1184.66-1454.54)
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060 Intel Core i9-12900, Intel Core i9-12900: Ø2592 (2433.39-3346.44)
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, AMD Ryzen 5 5600H: Ø1622 (1447.86-1653.64)
Minisforum NUCX i7 Intel Core i7-11800H, Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1825 (1783.96-2050.55)
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX: Ø2161 (2097.87-2229.78)

System performance

In the synthetic system tests, the Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit weakened slightly. Its good CPU performance just wasn't enough to achieve a good result in the PCMark 10 test. In the Crossmark and RAM tests, our test sample performed much better again.

Performance Rating - Percent
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060, Intel Core i9-12900
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
100 pt
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
92.4 pt
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE, AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, AMD Radeon RX 6600M, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
91 pt
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G, AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, AMD Radeon RX 6600M, Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
90.6 pt
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C, Intel Core i7-11800H
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
87.9 pt
Minisforum NUCX i7, Intel Core i7-11800H
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU,
85.8 pt
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon, Intel Core i7-12700H
Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Arc A770M, Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS500G
84.8 pt
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
Intel Core i7-10700, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, Phison 512GB PA6620060U
80.5 pt
PCMark 10
Score
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060, Intel Core i9-12900
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
8083 Points +12%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
7281 Points +1%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G, AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, AMD Radeon RX 6600M, Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
7257 Points +1%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon, Intel Core i7-12700H
Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Arc A770M, Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS500G
7208 Points
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE, AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, AMD Radeon RX 6600M, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
7091 Points -2%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C, Intel Core i7-11800H
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
6952 Points -4%
Minisforum NUCX i7, Intel Core i7-11800H
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU,
6863 Points -5%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
Intel Core i7-10700, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, Phison 512GB PA6620060U
6499 Points -10%
Essentials
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060, Intel Core i9-12900
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
11171 Points +5%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon, Intel Core i7-12700H
Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Arc A770M, Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS500G
10689 Points
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE, AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, AMD Radeon RX 6600M, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
10506 Points -2%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
10422 Points -2%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G, AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, AMD Radeon RX 6600M, Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
10236 Points -4%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C, Intel Core i7-11800H
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
10014 Points -6%
Minisforum NUCX i7, Intel Core i7-11800H
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU,
9865 Points -8%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
Intel Core i7-10700, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, Phison 512GB PA6620060U
9846 Points -8%
Productivity
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060, Intel Core i9-12900
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
10205 Points +44%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
9582 Points +35%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE, AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, AMD Radeon RX 6600M, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
9299 Points +31%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G, AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, AMD Radeon RX 6600M, Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
9214 Points +30%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C, Intel Core i7-11800H
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
8985 Points +27%
Minisforum NUCX i7, Intel Core i7-11800H
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU,
8579 Points +21%
Zotac Magnus One (ECM73070C), Intel Core i7-10700
Intel Core i7-10700, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, Phison 512GB PA6620060U
7447 Points +5%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon, Intel Core i7-12700H
Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Arc A770M, Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS500G
7096 Points
CrossMark / Overall
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon, Intel Core i7-12700H
Intel Arc A770M, Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS500G
1965 Points
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
1785 Points -9%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060, Intel Core i9-12900
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1785 Points -9%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G, AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Radeon RX 6600M, Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
1623 Points -17%
Minisforum NUCX i7, Intel Core i7-11800H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU,
1600 Points -19%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C, Intel Core i7-11800H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1569 Points -20%
CrossMark / Productivity
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon, Intel Core i7-12700H
Intel Arc A770M, Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS500G
1922 Points
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
1816 Points -6%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060, Intel Core i9-12900
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1816 Points -6%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G, AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Radeon RX 6600M, Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
1613 Points -16%
Minisforum NUCX i7, Intel Core i7-11800H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU,
1592 Points -17%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C, Intel Core i7-11800H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1573 Points -18%
CrossMark / Creativity
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon, Intel Core i7-12700H
Intel Arc A770M, Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS500G
1985 Points
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
1724 Points -13%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060, Intel Core i9-12900
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1724 Points -13%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G, AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Radeon RX 6600M, Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
1672 Points -16%
Minisforum NUCX i7, Intel Core i7-11800H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU,
1644 Points -17%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C, Intel Core i7-11800H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1613 Points -19%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon, Intel Core i7-12700H
Intel Arc A770M, Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS500G
2039 Points
Intel Beast Canyon NUC, Intel Core i9-11900KB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 500GB
1885 Points -8%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060, Intel Core i9-12900
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1885 Points -8%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G, AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
AMD Radeon RX 6600M, Kingston OM8PGP4512Q-A0
1514 Points -26%
Minisforum NUCX i7, Intel Core i7-11800H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU,
1496 Points -27%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C, Intel Core i7-11800H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Transcend M.2 SSD 2200S TS512GMTE220S
1435 Points -30%
AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6600M
48739 MB/s +3%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, A770M
47450 MB/s
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
44474 MB/s -6%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
44474 MB/s -6%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
44370 MB/s -6%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
44240 MB/s -7%
Average of class Mini PC
  (6481 - 70620, n=88, last 2 years)
41512 MB/s -13%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
37007 MB/s -22%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, A770M
50511 MB/s
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
50365 MB/s 0%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6600M
50290 MB/s 0%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
49616 MB/s -2%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
49616 MB/s -2%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
49326 MB/s -2%
Average of class Mini PC
  (6914 - 71285, n=88, last 2 years)
42516 MB/s -16%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
42375 MB/s -16%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6600M
55113 MB/s +16%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, A770M
47546 MB/s
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
46213 MB/s -3%
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
46018 MB/s -3%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
45577 MB/s -4%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
45577 MB/s -4%
Average of class Mini PC
  (6862 - 87358, n=88, last 2 years)
44536 MB/s -6%
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
30785 MB/s -35%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Minisforum NUCX i7
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
97.7 ns * -11%
Intel NUC 12, NUC12SNKi72_Serpent Canyon
Intel Core i7-12700H, A770M
88.2 ns *
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6A-82NW0010GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Radeon RX 6600M
87.9 ns * -0%
Intel Beast Canyon NUC
Intel Core i9-11900KB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
87.4 ns * +1%
Intel Dragon Canyon NUC - RTX 3060
Intel Core i9-12900, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
87.4 ns * +1%
Average of class Mini PC
  (44.9 - 146, n=88, last 2 years)
86.4 ns * +2%
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, Radeon RX 6600M
82.8 ns * +6%
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN173070C
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
77.3 ns * +12%

* ... smaller is better

DPC latency

As soon as we opened multiple browser tabs using Edge, we could see higher latencies. When playing 4K YouTube videos, the Intel Arc A770M was used at roughly 30 per cent capacity.

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 10 seconds of Prime95
Maximum latency after 10 seconds of Prime95
Drivers ranked by longest execution duration
Drivers ranked by longest execution duration

Storage devices

500-GB SSD from Kingston
500-GB SSD from Kingston

The Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit is fitted with Kingston's extremely fast NVMe SSD. Although, the Kingston Fury Renegade only offers 500 GB storage, which is filled quickly if two or three larger games are installed. However, its performance is definitely impressive. None of its competitors can keep up by a mile when it comes to this. At roughly 100 MB/s, we can see great results in the 4K read values, which positively affect loading lots of small files. In addition to this, Intel have mastered cooling the SSD, which you can see looking at the continuous read values. Some critiques regarding storage can be forgiven since the Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit can be fitted with up to three SSDs in M.2-2280 format.

Take a look at our comparison table to see more comparisons and benchmarks.

AS SSD
AS SSD
CDM 3
CDM 3
CDM 5
CDM 5
CDM 6
CDM 6
CDI
CDI
Kingston Fury Renegade SFYRS500G
Sequential Read: 3825 MB/s
Sequential Write: 3398 MB/s
512K Read: 2993 MB/s
512K Write: 2668 MB/s
4K Read: 84.4 MB/s
4K Write: 263 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 860 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 604.9 MB/s