Thanks to a leak we have been able to meet the Intel Wall Street Canyon NUC before its official launch. This computer maintains the contained size and small form factor of the Intel NUC series, and comes configured with the new processors Intel Core Gen12 (Alder Lake-S), based on the architectures Golden Cove in the high-performance cores and Gracemont in the high-efficiency cores.
Externally, the Intel Wall Street Canyon NUC has a very simple design, with a black finish and a sober and discreet line. The important thing is inside, and in this sense we find a configuration that can be quite powerful. In its base configuration, the Intel Wall Street Canyon NUC has a processor Intel Core i3-1220Pbut can reach a Intel Core i7-1270P in its top-of-the-line configuration. The latter has 4 high-performance cores and 8 high-efficiency cores, which leaves us with a total of 12 cores and 16 threads.
The Intel Wall Street Canyon NUC has internal space to house an SSD or a 2.5-inch HDD in its largest version, but the most compact variant can only house M.2 drives, since it does not have enough height to a 2.5-inch drive. That Intel is going to offer these two options is, without a doubt, a good idea, since with it will reach a larger number of users.
Regarding the connectors, the Intel Wall Street Canyon NUC has:
- 2 x Thunderbolt 4
- 1 x HDMI 2.0b.
- 1x DisplayPort 1.4.
- 1 x 2.5Gbps Ethernet.
- 1 x USB 3.2 Type-A.
- 1 x USB 2.0 Type-A.
- 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A.
- 1 x 3.5mm jack.
The Intel Wall Street Canyon NUC has two slots for 3200MHz DDR4 RAMIt has an M.2 PCIE Gen4 X4 slot for high-performance SSD drives and will come with an Intel AX211 network card that offers Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 support. The first performance tests confirm that the Intel Wall Street Canyon NUC significantly outperforms the previous generation based on Intel Core Gen11, and that it also has a superior cooling system.