Intel showcases its planned "Dragon's Canyon" NUC 12 Extreme systems
Intel's next-generation NUCs will be socketed
Published: 7th January 2022 | Source: Fanless Tech |
Intel's making their next-generation NUC's socketed and feature 10Gb Ethernet
Intel's next-generation NUC Extreme systems will be receiving some major upgrades, gaining support for the company's 12th Generation Core i7/i9 Alder Lake processors while also receiving some major networking upgrades thanks to their 10GbE support and WiFi6E support.
Another major upgrade to Intel's NUC 12 Extreme Compute Element cards is their support for socketed Intel processors, allowing desktop class LGA1700 Alder Lake processors to be used within their Compute Element cards. This gives NUC users another avenue to explore when upgrading their systems, as the NUC 12 Compute Element's socketed design should allow users to upgrade their system's processor without replacing the whole NUC 12 Compute Element card.
With their NUC 12 Extreme Compute Element card, Intel has confirmed that their 12th generation units will support up to four PCIe 4.0 M.2 devices and up to 64GB of DDR4 memory (SODIMM modules). DDR5 memory support doesn't appear to be planned for Intel's 12th Generation NUCs, which makes sense given the lack of retail availability of DDR5 memory modules.
With their 12th Generation NUC devices, Intel are likely to heavily push their upcoming ARC series of discrete graphics cards, highlighting the performance benefits of all-Intel systems and the workstation/productivity capabilities of their discrete graphics cards. Nvidia is currently dominant within the home workstation/creator market, and Intel sees this as a major growth avenue for their discrete graphics cards.