Monday, January 3rd 2022

Intel's NUC 12 Extreme Edition to Feature Non-Soldered LGA1700 Socket for Alder Lake

For a significant period, Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC) series has featured soldered processors on the PC's motherboard. However, according to the latest leaks from Twitter hardware leaker @9550pro, we have a potential Alder Lake-based NUC featuring desktop processor versions and a dedicated LGA1700 socket. As the leaked image shows, it looks like Intel's NUC 12 Extreme edition will feature an LGA1700 socket that features support for desktop-class of Alder Lake processors. If this leak is correct, we could see a compelling NUC solution filled with Intel-only processors, meaning an Alder Lake CPU and Arc Alchemist discrete graphics card.

There is room for PCIe expansion, which means that theoretically, you could connect any GPU to the mainboard. However, it is natural to assume that Intel could force their own GPU SKUs to launch this mini PC. We have to wait and see what Intel presents at tomorrow's CES 2022 event for more information.
Source: @9550pro (Twitter)
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6 Comments on Intel's NUC 12 Extreme Edition to Feature Non-Soldered LGA1700 Socket for Alder Lake

#1
Crackong
Nice move.

Can't wait to see some one use a D15 on this
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#2
dj-electric
Should fit the Core i5 12400 like a glove, especially if they let users get a bit of power tunning in (reduction of max all core power from 75W to roughly 60W with no performance cost penalty, which you will see the chip allowing users to tune)
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#3
TheDeeGee
CrackongNice move.

Can't wait to see some one use a D15 on this
By the looks of it that would require some dremmel work, as the DIMM slots are too close to the mounting holes. The bracket corners would poke into the memory.
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#4
Logoffon
Does that M.2 slot next to the one for NVMe actually say "1.2V DDR4"? If so that'd be a pretty wacky way to cram a RAM.
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#5
Mysteoa
LogoffonDoes that M.2 slot next to the one for NVMe actually say "1.2V DDR4"? If so that'd be a pretty wacky way to cram a RAM.
I think they needed to put the marking somewhere visible, so they choose the m.2 slot. Probably easier to see without fully disassembling.
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#6
Dave65
I love the idea of a NUC, my computer is huge.
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