The Tiger Lake-H65 processor used in Intel’s latest Beast Canyon NUC is actually a product that directly raises the power consumption limit of the mobile version of Tiger Lake-H. However, due to the Tiger Lake processor’s new architecture and 10nm SF process, it is not necessarily far behind the desktop Rocket Lake-S processor. In fact, based on past experience, Intel’s next-generation NUC will use Alder Lake-P processors, but in fact, Intel’s ideas are much bolder.
According to @9500pro, Intel’s next-generation NUC 12 will use the desktop version of the Alder Lake-S processor. There is an LGA 1700 interface on its computing module, which means that users can replace the CPU by themselves. In theory, you can directly install the 13th-generation Raptor Lake processor. In theory, you can directly install the 13th-generation Raptor Lake processor, but as long as Intel does not release the corresponding BIOS, you can’t use it.
On this part of the computing module, we can see that there are two SO-DIMM DDR4 memory slots and two M.2 interfaces. At least one M.2 interface can be determined to be PCI-E 4.0, this NUC may have a DDR5 version. Because DDR5 SO-DIMM memory has appeared on the market now, but the first release should be DDR4 because the current price of DDR5 memory is indeed high.
The new NUC code name may be Serpent Canyon, and the product name is NUC 12 Enthusiast. In addition to being equipped with the latest Alder Lake processor, it may also be launched with Intel’s own exclusive Xe-HPG.