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Intel Serpent Canyon confirmed to be NUC 12 Enthusiast as complete specifications leak with DisplayPort 2.0 but HDMI 2.0b and DDR4 RAM

The NUC 12 Enthusiast will launch with Intel's striking RGB emblem. (Image source: Intel)
The NUC 12 Enthusiast will launch with Intel's striking RGB emblem. (Image source: Intel)
FanlessTech has provided full specifications for the NUC 12 Enthusiast, which carries the codename 'Serpent Canyon'. Equipped with a Core i5-12500H or Core i7-12700H, the NUC 12 Enthusiast will also be available with up to an Arc A770M GPU. I/O and RAM choices appear to be rather strange though, especially considering the mini-PC's reliance on the new Alder Lake platform.

FanlessTech has revealed more details about the Intel NUC 12 'Serpent Canyon', on which we first reported last week. While last week's leaked confirmed the mini-PC's design, FanlessTech has outlined the device's retail name, its specifications and the processors with which it will be available. As the screenshot below shows, 'Serpent Canyon' will arrive as the NUC 12 Enthusiast.

Additionally, Intel will sell the NUC 12 Enthusiast with Core i5-12500H and Core i7-12700H processors, both 45 W parts from its Alder Lake-H series. Incidentally, the leaked specification sheet states that the NUC 12 Enthusiast will be available with three discrete graphics options with 8 GB, 12 GB and 16 GB of VRAM. Although the specification sheet does not refer to these graphics cards by name, mentioning their VRAM capacities confirms them to be the Arc A550M, Arc A730M and Arc A770M, respectively. For reference, Intel bases all these Arc graphics cards on its flagship ACM-G10 GPU.

Moreover, Intel will include dual M.2 slots, plus DisplayPort 2.0 functionality. Sadly, Intel has opted for DDR4 rather than DDR5 RAM, despite the Alder Lake platform's support of the latter. Similarly, the NUC 12 Enthusiast will ship with HDMI 2.0b ports, not the newer HDMI 2.1 standard. Unfortunately, prices and availability for the NUC 12 Enthusiast have not leaked yet. Presumably, the mini-PC will not arrive until the Arc 5 and Arc 7 series do, though.

(Image source: FanlessTech)
(Image source: FanlessTech)

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Alex Alderson, 2022-06-29 (Update: 2022-06-29)