Intel® NUC 12 Compute Element ELM12HBi7
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Intel® NUC Compute Elements
Products formerly Hard Bay
Supported Operating Systems
Windows 11, 64-bit*, Windows 10, 64-bit*, Windows 10 IoT Enterprise*, Red Hat Linux*, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS*
Board Form Factor
U-Series Compute Element (95 x 65 x 6 mm)
Intel® Core™ i7-1255U Processor (12M Cache, up to 4.70 GHz)
Max Turbo Frequency
PCI Express Configurations ‡
1x PCIe x4 Gen 3 (NVMe/SATA)
1x PCIe x4 Gen 4 (NVMe)
1x PCIe x1 Gen 3
Security & Reliability
Ordering and Compliance
Drivers and Software
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Intel® NUC Software Studio Service for Intel® NUC Products
The Intel® NUC Software Studio Service is required to ensure that all Intel® NUC Software Studio features are fully functional when installed on the Intel® NUC Mini PC, Kit, or Laptop productsView download options.
BIOS Update [HBADL357]
This download record contains options for updating the Intel® Aptio* V UEFI Firmware BIOS core for Intel® NUC 12 Compute Element ELM12HB[x].View download options.
Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 and 4 DCH Driver for Windows® 10 and Window 11* for Intel® NUC 12 Compute Element ELM12HB[x]
Provides Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 and 4 DCH Driver for Intel® NUC 12 Compute Element ELM12HB.View download options.
Intel® GNA Scoring Accelerator Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit and Windows 11* for Intel® NUC 12 Compute Element ELM12HB[x]
Provides Intel® GNA Scoring Accelerator Driver for Intel® NUC 12 Compute Elements.View download options.
Intel® Wireless Technology-Based Driver for Windows® 10 & Windows* 11 for Intel® NUC 12 Compute Element ELM12HB[x]
Provides Intel® Wireless Technology-Based Driver for Intel® NUC 12 Compute Elements.View download options.
Intel® Wireless Bluetooth® Driver for Windows® 10 64-Bit and Windows® 11 for Intel® NUC 12 Compute Element ELM12HB[x]
Provides the Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth® technology driver for Intel® NUC 12 Compute Element.View download options.
Intel® Chipset Device Software for Windows® 10 64-bit and Windows 11* for Intel® NUC 12 Compute Element ELM12HB[x]
Provides Intel® Chipset Device Software for Intel® NUC 12 Compute Element.View download options.
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver for Intel® NUC 12 Compute Element ELM12HB[x]
Provides Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver for Intel® NUC 12 Compute Element.View download options.
Intel® Serial IO Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit and Windows 11* for Intel® NUC 12 Compute Element ELM12HB[x]
Provides Intel® Serial IO Driver for Intel® NUC 12 Compute Element.View download options.
Intel® Management Engine (ME) Consumer Driver for Windows® 10 & Windows 11* for Intel® NUC 12 Compute Element ELM12HBi[x] and Intel® NUC 12 Compute Element ELM12HBC
Provides Intel® Management Engine Consumer driver for Windows® 10 64-bit and Windows 11* for Intel® NUC 12 Compute Element.View download options.
Intel® Graphics DCH Driver for Windows®10 and Window 11* for Intel® NUC 12 Compute Element ELM12HB[x]
Provides Intel® Graphics DCH Driver for Intel® NUC 12 Compute Elements.View download options.
Intel® NUC Pro Software Suite
The Intel® NUC Pro Software Suite monitors unattended applications and provides redundant screen services for digital signage applications.View download options.
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Max Turbo Frequency
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ECC Memory Supported ‡
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Integrated Graphics ‡
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PCI Express Configurations ‡
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# 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® 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® 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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