The Minisforum NUCG5 is a new 12th gen Intel Core i5-1240P Alder Lake-P Mini PC in the Minisforum portfolio. Besides, NUCG5 Mini PC offers dual 40 Gbps Thunderbolt 4 ports. Thus, it supports a 4K@60Hz quad display. Minisforum says that NUCG5 is designed based on Intel NUC Solution, and is to ensure stability and reliability. The Mini PC is available for $579 and up.
Availability and price
Minisforum NUCG5 i5-1240P Mini PC can be found on the official Minisforum website in two variants:
The shipment will begin in March. Mini PC comes with Windows 11 Pro OS pre-installed.
Minisforum NUCG5 i5-1240P Mini PC Features
Let’s start with the fact that the fiber carbon case of the new Intel 12th Mini PC measures 109.5*110.5*61.9mm. NUCG5 is even smaller than the Minisforum UM series lineup such as Minisforum UM560. The device has been equipped with an active cooling system, and looking at the top cover it is easy to see a huge fan. The heart of the NUCG5 is the Intel Core i5-1240P chip. This is a mid-range Alder Lake-P family SoC with 12 cores/16 threads. It has 12MB of L3 cache and operates at 1700 MHz by default, but it can boost up to 4.4 GHz, depending on the workload. It also integrates the 80 EU Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics that can run up to 1.3 GHz.
Besides, Mini PC offers two SODIMM slots for up to 64GB of dual-channel DDR4 memory and an M.2 2280 connector for PCIe 3.0 solid-state storage (up to 2TB).
What catches the eye is the availability of two Thunderbolt 4 ports. As we wrote at the beginning, using two Thunderbolt 4 ports and two HDMI 2.0 ports, you can connect up to four 4K@60Hz displays. In addition to this, the Thunderbolt 4/USB-C ports support 40Gbps data transfer speed, and you can also connect an external graphics dock or other accessories that can use the high-speed connection. Besides, a similar specification (same chip and dual Thunderbolt 4) can be found in the first Xiaomi’s Mini PC.
In addition, the Mini PC has an M.2 2230 slot for a WiFi 6E/Bluetooth 5.2 wireless card. Mini PC also has two HDMI 2.0 ports, 3x USB 3.2 Type-A ports, a USB 2.0 Type-A port, a 2.5 GbE Ethernet jack, and a 3.5mm audio jack. Find out more on the product page.