Intel Teases NUC 12 Extreme “Dragon Canyon” with Support for 12th Gen Core i9 Desktop Processors

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Intel has shared a new video that includes a small teaser for its next-generation NUC, the NUC 12 Extreme.

Code named “Dragon Canyon,” the new NUC will feature an LGA 1700 socket that enables support for a 12th Gen Intel Core i9 desktop processor, according to a component board displayed at the end of the video. This is a notable change from the current NUC 11 Extreme Kit models, which leverage Core i9-11900KB and Core i7-11700B Tiger Lake-H mobile processors.

The component board also confirms that Intel’s Dragon Canyon NUC will feature support for up to three PCIe Gen 4 NVMe M.2 SSDs, Intel Wi-Fi 6E, Thunderbolt 4, 10 GbE LAN, USB 3.2 Gen 2, and HDMI. Two sticks of DDR4-3200 RAM are also shown, suggesting that the NUC 12 Extreme won’t support DDR5 memory.

“The highest-performing Intel NUC yet delivers a premium and size-optimized PC package for creating innovative desktops suited to gamers’ unique performance needs,” Intel wrote regarding its current NUC 11 Extreme Kit.

“Packing the latest hardware components into a tiny 8-liter case, the Intel NUC 11 Extreme Kit is loaded with features typically found in much larger gaming rigs and offers customizable design options.”

The Intel NUC 12 Extreme is slated for release in Q1 2022.

Source: Intel

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