Intel NUC 12 Extreme Will Feature Desktop LGA1700 Socket

Intel NUC 12 Extreme will reportedly feature a desktop LGA1700 socket.

It has been revealed in an exclusive photograph leaked by the HXL that something new is cooking for the NUC (Next Unit of Computing) successor Mini PC. The Tiger Lake architecture based Mini PC is replacing a mobile chip version with a desktop variant of the Alder Lake CPU.

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While a mysterious launch of Intel 11th Gen Core KB-Series was the talk of the town in June, the NUC 11 Extreme “Beast Canyon featured the Core i9-11900 KB processor officially. It did not comprise the desktop Rocket Lake chip but a mobile Tiger Lake processor that was simply renamed.

The forthcoming NUC 11 Extreme version seems to be featuring a desktop CPU.This shows that the MiniPC will have up to 16 cores whereas the upcoming Alder Lake-P mobile series only supports 14 cores. The leaker believes that the potential memory support of the device is NVMe PCIe Gen4 and DDR4.

Though these features indicate towards the leaked version of the NUC 12 Enthusiast from August, the below given picture is a Compute Element which will be utilized by a much powerful NUC 12 Extreme. It will be paired with a PCIe-based GPU, most probably Intel’s own Arc Alchemist.

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We can also assume from the timing of this leak that the CES 4th January 2022 announcement from Intel may also feature the NUC 12 series.

Via Tom’s Hardware