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