Intel shows off NUC 12 Extreme “Dragon Canyon” with desktop LGA1700 socket

Published: Jan 7th 2022, 12:16 GMT   Comments

Intel Dragon Canyon

Intel briefly showcased its next-gen high-performance Alder Lake NUC.

At its 2022 booth, Intel is displaying the components of the NUC 12 Extreme, the successor to Beast Canyon based on the Tiger Lake-H processor (11th Gen Core KB-series). Unlike the 11th Gen NUC though, the successor will rely on a full LGA1700 socket, meaning any 65W CPU should theoretically fit.

The NUC 12 Extreme will support up to three PCIe Gen4 M.2 devices and up to 64GB of DDR4-3200 memory. The product relies on a Compute Element which features the main components while being attached to a separate baseboard. This is where the discrete GPU is also being attached. While in this showcase Intel did not confirm this device is to launch with discrete Intel Arc Alchemist GPU, the company did show a NUC Extreme device as one of the products that will be equipped with such GPU.

Intel NUC 12 Extreme “Dragon Canyon”, Source: Intel

The fact that NUC 12 Extreme features a desktop socket is not exactly news. Just recently a photo has leaked featuring a close-up on the Compute Element itself. Upon reading the labels one could notice that the device will be using DDR4 memory, so just as Intel has now confirmed.

Intel NUC 12 Extreme Compute Element, Source: @9550pro

Next-gen NUC will be available this quarter.

Source via FanlessTech:

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[Intel Newsroom] Intel CES 2022 Demo: 12th Gen, Intel Evo, vPro, Thunderbolt 4 and NUC 12 Extreme (19,067 views)

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