UP Xtreme i12 Edge mini PC features Alder Lake-P SoC up to Intel Core i7-1270PE

AAEON has just launched the UP Xtreme i12 Edge mini PC based on the company’s UP Xtreme i12 SBC equipped with an Intel Core i7-1270PE and other Alder Lake processors, up to 32GB LPDDR5 memory, and support for two M.2 NVMe SSD as well as SATA storage

The Xtreme i12 Edge is the successor of the Xtreme i11 Edge Compute Enabling Kit powered by a choice of Intel Tiger Lake processors. It also comes with 2.5GbE and GbE networking, one USB4 port, several USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, HDMI and DisplayPort video outputs, plus some COM ports and a terminal block for GPIOs.

UP Xtreme i12 Edge mini PC

UP Xtreme i12 Edge mini PC specifications:

  • Alder Lake-P SoC (One or the other)
    • Intel Core i7-1270PE 12-core/16-thread processor @ 3.30GHz / 4.50GHz (Turbo) with 96EU Intel Xe graphics – PBP: 28W, up to 64W MTP
    • Intel Core i5-1250PE 12-core/16-thread processor @ 3.20GHz / 4.40GHz (Turbo) with 80EU Intel Xe graphics – PBP: 28W, up to 64W MTP
    • Intel Core i3-1220PE 8-core/12-thread processor @ 3.10GHz / 4.20GHz (Turbo) with 48EU Intel UHD graphics – PBP: 28W, up to 64W MTP
    • Intel Celeron 7305E penta-core processor @ 3.10GHz / 4.20GHz (Turbo) with 48EU Intel UHD graphics – PBP: 15W, up o 55W MTP
  • System Memory – Up to 32GB LPDDR5 4800MHz (dual-channel) soldered onboard
  • Storage
    • 2x M.2 2280 (PCIe Gen4.0 x 4) M-key sockets
    • 1x SATA 3 port
  • Video Output
    • 1x HDMI 2.0b up to 4Kp60
    • DisplayPort 1.4a up to at least 4Kp60
    • USB Type-C port via DisplayPort Alt mode up to 4Kp60
    • Internal eDP 1.4b connector up to at least 4Kp60
    • Up to 3x independent displays are supported using externally accessible interfaces
  • Audio – 3.5mm audio jack with Mic-in and Line Out
  • Networking
    • 2.5GbE RJ45 port via Intel i226IT controller with TSN support
    • Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port via Intel i219 (vPRO)
    • Optional up to WiFi 6 & Bluetooth 5.2 module (Intel AX210) via M.2 2230 socket
    • Optional 4G/5G cellular modem via M.2 socket and Nano SIM slot
    • Antennas holes for up to 6x external antennas
  • USB
    • 1x USB4 Type-C port
    • 3x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports
    • 1x USB 2.0 Type-A port, and 2x internal USB 2.0 interface via wafer
  • Serial – 2x RS232/422/485 DB9 connectors
  • Expansion
    • 1x M.2 2230 E-key socket
    • 2x M.2 2280 (PCIe Gen4.0 x 4) M-key sockets
    • 1x M.2 3052 B-key socket
    • 16-pin GPIO terminal block
  • Misc
    • Power button and LED
    • RTC
  • Security – TPM 2.0
  • Power Supply  – 12-36V DC input (AT/ATX mode) via lockable DC jack
  • Power Consumption
    • 5.86A @ 12V (typical) with Intel Core i7-1270PE, 16GB LPDDR5 4800MHz
    • 8.05A @ 12V (max) with Intel Core i7-1270PE, 16GB LPDDR5 4800MHz
  • Dimensions – 152 x 123.8 x 72.5mm
  • Weight – 1.34 kg
  • Temperature Range – 0°C ~ 60°C with 0.5m/s airflow
  • Humidity – 0% ~ 90% relative humidity, non-condensing
  • MTBF – 366,810 Hours
  • Certifications – CE/FCC Class A, RoHS Compliant, REACH

USB4 port Alder Lake industrial mini PCAAEON UP Xtreme i12 Edge supports Windows 10 Enterprise 2021 LTSC, Ubuntu 22.04, and the Yocto Project 4.0, and ships with a SATA cable and a SATA power cable. Contrary to its predecessor which was an actively cooled mini PC with a hybrid design comprised of a dustproof fanless metal enclosure topped with a metal cover with fins and fitted with a fan, the UP Xtreme i12 is entirely fanless only cooled by its metal enclosure.

I reviewed the UP Xtreme i11 Edge mini PC with Ubuntu 20.04 last year and was impressed with it since everything worked out of the box with good performance (for a Tiger Lake system), but I was less fond of the super noisy fan. I’m still using it mostly for testing 2.5GbE networking, or as a backup PC. Since the fan is gone, it could prove pretty hard to find obvious flaws with the UP Xtreme i12 Edge computer, which will also provide a boost in CPU, GPU, and AI inference performance. Last year, the USB4 port and the GPIO terminal block were casualties of the supply shortage, but both are now back in the UP Xtreme i12 Edge, so I’d assume the issue is now solved.

AAEON has yet to announce pricing, but those industrial-grade systems are usually a bit pricey, and I would expect the top model (UPX-EDGE-ADLPI7-A10-16128) with the  Intel Core i7-1270PE processor, 16GB RAM, and a single 128GB NVME SSD to sell for above $1,000. Additional information may be found on the product page.

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Frams
Frams
8 days ago

@jean-luc
The title of the article and the first paragraph mention up to i7-1280PE but a little bit later in the spec paragraph and beyond you mention i7-1270PE not 1280

rreignier
rreignier
7 days ago

the UP Xtreme i12 is entirely fanless only cooled with a fan

fanless with a fan… 🙂

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