Intel® NUC 12 Pro Mini PC NUC12WSHi5
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Intel® NUC Mini PC with 12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Products formerly Wall Street Canyon
Pre-Installed Operating System
Windows 11 Home*
Supported Operating Systems
Windows 11 Home*, Windows 11 Pro*, Windows 10 Home*, Windows 10 IoT Enterprise*, Windows 10 Pro*, Red Hat Linux*, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS*
Board Form Factor
UCFF (4" x 4")
Internal Drive Form Factor
M.2 and 2.5" Drive
# of Internal Drives Supported
DC Input Voltage Supported
Intel® Core™ i5-1240P Processor (12M Cache, up to 4.40 GHz)
Max Turbo Frequency
# of USB Ports
Front: 2x USB 3.2
Rear: 2x USB 4 (type C), 1x USB 3.2, 1x USB 2.0
Internal: 1x USB 3.2 on m.2 22x42 (pins), 2x USB 2.0 (headers)
Total # of SATA Ports
Serial Port via Internal Header
Audio (back channel + front channel)
Front panel: 3.5mm headphone/mic jack
Intel® Ethernet Controller i225-V
Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX211(Gig+)
Front_panel (PWR, RST, 5V, 5Vsby, 3.3Vsby); Internal 2x2 power connector
# of Thunderbolt™ Ports
2x Thunderbolt™ 4
117 x 112 x 54 [mm] (LxWxH)
Security & Reliability
Drivers and Software
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Intel® Serial IO Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit and Windows 11* for Intel® NUC12WS products
This download record installs Intel® Serial IO Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit and Windows 11* for Intel® NUC12WS productsView download options.
Intel® Wireless Bluetooth Driver for Windows® 10 64-Bit and Windows 11* for Intel® NUC
Installs the Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth® technology driver for Intel® NUC using Windows® 10 & Windows 11*.View download options.
Intel® Ethernet (LAN) Network Connection Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit and Windows 11* for Intel® NUC12WS products
This download record installs Intel® Ethernet (LAN) Network Connection Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit and Windows 11* for Intel® NUC12WS productsView download options.
BIOS Update [WSADL357]
This download record contains options for updating the Intel® Aptio* V UEFI Firmware BIOS cord for Intel® NUC 12 Pro - NUC12WS[x][x]View download options.
Intel® Wireless Technology-Based Driver for Windows® 10 & Windows* 11 for Intel® NUC Products
This download record installs the wireless driver for the Intel® Wireless Adapter in the Intel® NUC Kit for Windows® 10 & Windows 11*.View download options.
Intel® NUC Pro Software Suite (NPSS)
The Intel® NUC Pro Software Suite monitors unattended applications and provides redundant screen services for digital signage applications.View download options.
Patch for a Modern Standby LAN Issue on Intel® NUC 11th & 12th Generation Products
Fixes an issue with Intel® NUC 11th Generation Products Not Waking from Modern StandbyView download options.
Thunderbolt™ 4 Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit for Intel® NUC12WS products
This download record installs Thunderbolt™ 4 Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit for Intel® NUC12WS productsView download options.
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit and Windows 11* for Intel® NUC12WS products
This download record installs Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit and Windows 11* for Intel® NUC12WS productsView download options.
Intel® Graphics DCH Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit and Windows 11* for Intel® NUC12WS products
This download record installs Intel® Graphics DCH Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit and Windows 11* for Intel® NUC12WS productsView download options.
Intel® Management Engine Consumer Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit and Windows 11* for Intel® NUC12WS[x]i[x] products
This download record installs Intel® Management Engine Consumer Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit and Windows 11* for Intel® NUC12WS[x]i[x] productsView download options.
Intel® GNA Scoring Accelerator Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit and Windows 11* for Intel® NUC12WS products
This download record installs Intel® GNA Scoring Accelerator Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit and Windows 11* for Intel® NUC12WS productsView download options.
Realtek* High Definition Audio Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit and Windows 11* for Intel® NUC12WS products
This download record installs Realtek* High Definition Audio Driver and Intel® Smart Sound Technology (Intel® SST) driver for the 3.5mm audio jack and the speakers for Windows® 10 & Windows 11* for Intel® NUC12WS productsView download options.
USB Type C Power Delivery Controller Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit and Windows 11* for Intel® NUC12WS products
This download record installs USB Type C Power Delivery Controller Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit and Windows 11* for Intel® NUC12WS productsView download options.
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Pre-Installed Operating System
Pre-Installed Operating System indicates the operating system that comes factory loaded on the device.
Thermal Design Power (TDP) represents the average power, in watts, the processor dissipates when operating at Base Frequency with all cores active under an Intel-defined, high-complexity workload. Refer to Datasheet for thermal solution requirements.
Cores is a hardware term that describes the number of independent central processing units in a single computing component (die or chip).
Where applicable, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology is only available on Performance-cores.
Lithography refers to the semiconductor technology used to manufacture an integrated circuit, and is reported in nanometer (nm), indicative of the size of features built on the semiconductor.
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency is the maximum single-core frequency at which the processor is capable of operating using Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and, if present, Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 and Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost. Frequency is typically measured in gigahertz (GHz), or billion cycles per second.
Embedded Options Available
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Pre-Installed Memory indicates presence of memory that comes factory loaded on the device.
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
Max memory size refers to the maximum memory capacity supported by the processor.
Intel® processors come in four different types: Single Channel, Dual Channel, Triple Channel, and Flex Mode. Maximum supported memory speed may be lower when populating multiple DIMMs per channel on products that support multiple memory channels.
Max # of Memory Channels
The number of memory channels refers to the bandwidth operation for real world application.
Max # of DIMMs
DIMM (Dual In-line Memory Module) is a series of DRAM (Dynamic Random-Access Memory) IC's mounted on a small printed circuit board.
ECC Memory Supported ‡
ECC Memory Supported indicates processor support for Error-Correcting Code memory. ECC memory is a type of system memory that can detect and correct common kinds of internal data corruption. Note that ECC memory support requires both processor and chipset support.
Integrated Graphics ‡
Integrated graphics allow for incredible visual quality, faster graphic performance and flexible display options without the need for a separate graphics card.
Graphics Output defines the interfaces available to communicate with display devices.
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision is the supported version of the PCI Express standard. Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (or PCIe) is a high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard for attaching hardware devices to a computer. The different PCI Express versions support different data rates.
PCI Express Configurations ‡
PCI Express (PCIe) Configurations describe the available PCIe lane configurations that can be used to link to PCIe devices.
M.2 Card Slot (wireless)
M.2 Card Slot (wireless) indicates presence of an M.2 slot that's keyed for wireless expansion cards
M.2 Card Slot (storage)
M.2 Card Slot (storage) indicates presence of an M.2 slot that's keyed for storage expansion cards
Total # of SATA Ports
SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) is a high speed standard for connecting storage devices such as hard disk drives and optical drives to a motherboard.
Integrated LAN indicates the presence of an integrated Intel Ethernet MAC or presence of the LAN ports built into the system board.
Additional Headers indicates presence of additional interfaces such as NFC, auxiliary power, and others.
# of Thunderbolt™ Ports
Thunderbolt™ is a very high-speed, daisy-chainable interface that allows connection of multiple peripherals and displays to a computer. Thunderbolt™ 3 (40Gbps) uses a USB Type-C™ connector which combines PCI Express (PCIe Gen3), DisplayPort (DP 1.2), USB 3.1 Gen2 and provides up to 100W of DC power, all in one cable.
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported ‡
Intel® Optane™ memory is a revolutionary new class of non-volatile memory that sits in between system memory and storage to accelerate system performance and responsiveness. When combined with the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver, it seamlessly manages multiple tiers of storage while presenting one virtual drive to the OS, ensuring that data frequently used resides on the fastest tier of storage. Intel® Optane™ memory requires specific hardware and software configuration. Visit www.intel.com/OptaneMemory for configuration requirements.
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) continues from the existing support for IA-32 (VT-x) and Itanium® processor (VT-i) virtualization adding new support for I/O-device virtualization. Intel VT-d can help end users improve security and reliability of the systems and also improve performance of I/O devices in virtualized environments.
Intel® ME Firmware Version
Intel® Management Engine Firmware (Intel® ME FW) uses built-in platform capabilities and management and security applications to remotely manage networked computing assets out-of-band.
Intel® HD Audio Technology
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio) is capable of playing back more channels at higher quality than previous integrated audio formats. In addition, Intel® HD Audio has the technology needed to support the latest and greatest audio content.
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) ‡
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) allows one hardware platform to function as multiple “virtual” platforms. It offers improved manageability by limiting downtime and maintaining productivity by isolating computing activities into separate partitions.
Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT)
Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT) is a platform functionality for credential storage and key management used by Windows 8* and Windows® 10. Intel® PTT supports BitLocker* for hard drive encryption and supports all Microsoft requirements for firmware Trusted Platform Module (fTPM) 2.0.
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) are a set of instructions that enable fast and secure data encryption and decryption. AES-NI are valuable for a wide range of cryptographic applications, for example: applications that perform bulk encryption/decryption, authentication, random number generation, and authenticated encryption.
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Some products can support AES New Instructions with a Processor Configuration update, in particular, i7-2630QM/i7-2635QM, i7-2670QM/i7-2675QM, i5-2430M/i5-2435M, i5-2410M/i5-2415M. Please contact OEM for the BIOS that includes the latest Processor configuration update.
“Announced” SKUs are not yet available. Please refer to the Launch Date for market availability.
System and Maximum TDP is based on worst case scenarios. Actual TDP may be lower if not all I/Os for chipsets are used.