Minisforum has introduced its brand-new NUCG5 Mini PC, which features Thunderbolt 4 and Intel’s 12th Generation processors. The NUCG5 is an innovative addition to Minisforum’s ever-expanding selection of Mini PCs. Thunderbolt 4 support may be the primary attraction.
Still, the chassis is a fairly unusual design with a carbon-fibre exterior and a little larger footprint than their Venus and Elitemini offerings. Since the device features active cooling, there are exhaust vents dispersed throughout the chassis to expel hot air.
Equipped with the potent Intel Core i5-1240P processor, the NUCG5 is more potent, capable, and affordable for the edge, business, and home.
The Intel Core i5-1240P is a midrange SoC from the Alder Lake-P series that features 12 cores and 16 threads. It features 12MB of L3 cache and operates at 1700 MHz by default, although it can turbo up to 4.4 GHz, depending on the workload. It also features 80 EU Intel Iris Xe Graphics that can run up to 1.3 GHz.
NUCG5, which is 109.5mm in length, 110.5mm in width, and 61.6mm in high, is even smaller than the Minisforum UM series, which includes Minisforum UM560. The dual Thunderbolt 4 port design distinguishes it from its peers.
The NUCG5 is now available for purchase on the Minisforum website. Customers can pick between 16GB RAM + 512GB SSD and 32GB RAM + 512GB SSD as their base option. The first Mini PC shipments will commence in March. The price has not yet been confirmed.