ASRock Industrial NUC-N97 12th Gen Alder Lake NUC Motherboard


  • Product Name: Asrock Industrial NUC-N97
  • Motherboard Form Factor: NUC
  • CPU: Intel® Alder Lake-N SoC Processors N97
  • RAM: 1 x 260-pin SO-DIMM up to 16GB DDR4 3200 MHz
  • Expansion: 6 x USB 3.2 Gen2, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x M.2 Key M, 1 x M.2 Key E, 1 x COM, 1 x SATA3
  • Other features: 2 x Realtek 2.5 Gigabit LAN, Supports Triple display, 2 x HDMI 2.0b, 2 x DP 1.4a (from Type C), TPM 2.0 onboard IC, 9V~19V DC-In


The NUC-N97 from ASRock adheres to NUC form factor specifications, measuring a compact 4.09 x 4.02 inches. It is purpose-built for advanced computing capabilities and offers an array of expanded I/O options and expansion possibilities. These include two 2.5 Gigabit LAN ports for robust connectivity, one M.2 (Key E, 2230) slot for Wi-Fi, six USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, and one COM port for added versatility.

Immersive visual experiences are a highlight, thanks to support for triple-display setups via HDMI 2.0b and DP 1.4a (accessible through Type C), capable of delivering stunning resolutions of up to 4096×2160@60Hz. Furthermore, the NUC-N97 offers dual storage options, featuring one M.2 (Key M, 2242/2260/2280) slot and one SATA 3.0 port, accommodating SSDs seamlessly. Memory-wise, it supports one 260-pin SO-DIMM DDR4 3200MHz slot, expandable up to 16GB for enhanced performance.

Key Features

  • Intel Alder Lake-N SoC Processors N97
  • 1 x 260-pin SO-DIMM up to 16GB DDR4 3200 MHz
  • 6 x USB 3.2 Gen2, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x M.2 Key M, 1 x M.2 Key E, 1 x COM, 1 x SATA3
  • 2 x Realtek 2.5 Gigabit LAN
  • Supports Triple display, 2 x HDMI 2.0b, 2 x DP 1.4a (from Type C)
  • TPM 2.0 onboard IC
  • 9V~19V DC-In


Form Factor
Dimensions NUC (4.09-in x 4.02-in x 1.4-in, 10.4 cm x 10.2 cm x 3.6 cm)
Processor System
CPU Intel® Alder Lake-N SoC Processors N97
Chipset SoC
Technology Single Channel DDR4 3200 MHz
Capacity 16GB
Socket 1 x 260-pin SO-DIMM
Controller Intel® UHD Graphics
Max resolution up to 4096×2160@60Hz
DisplayPort DisplayPort 1.4a, DP++
Max resolution up to 4096×2160@60Hz
MultiDisplay Triple-Display (Included 2 outputs from Type-C)
Expansion Slot
M.2 1 x M.2 (Key E, 2230) with PCIe x1, USB 2.0
Interface Realtek ALC256, High Definition Audio.
Controller/ Speed Realtek RTL8125BG with 10/100/1000/2500 Mbps
Connector 2 x RJ-45
Front I/O
USB 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 (Type-A)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 (Type-C, 5V/3A, Supports DP 1.4a display output)
Audio 1 (headphone & microphone jack)
Rear I/O
HDMI 2 x HDMI 2.0b
Ethernet 2 x 2.5 Gigabit LAN
USB 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 (Type-A)
DC Jack 1
Internal Connector
USB 2 x USB 2.0 (1 x 2.00 pitch header)
COM 1 x COM(RS232/422/485)
TPM TPM 2.0 onboard IC
Audio Header line in /out (share with audio Jack, by BIOS setting)
M.2 1 x M.2 (Key M, 2242/2260/2280) with PCIe Gen3 x1 and SATA3 for SSD
*M.2 Key M 2280(Supported by bracket)
SATA 1 x SATA3.0 (6.0 Gb/s)
Watchdog Timer
Output From Super I/O to drag RESETCON#
Interval 256 Segments, 0, 1, 2, …255sec
Power Requirements
Input PWR 9V~19V DC-In Jack
Power On AT/ATX Supported
– AT : Directly PWR on as power input ready
– ATX : Press button to PWR on after power input ready
Operating Temp -20ºC ~ 70ºC
Storage Temp -40° C ~ 85° C
Operating Humidity 5% ~ 90%
Storage Humidity 5% ~ 90%



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Manufacturer : Asrock


  • Form Factor : NUC


  • Powered By : Intel
  • CPU Family : iCore
  • CPU Generation : Alder Lake
  • CPU Model : N97


  • Memory Installed :
  • Memory Slots : 1
  • Memory Type : 3200Mhz DDR4

I/O and Expansion

  • Expansion Slots : M.2, SATA
  • LAN Ports : 2
  • Serial Ports : 1
  • USB 2 Ports : 2
  • USB 3 Ports :
  • USB 3.X / USB C / USB 4.0 Ports :
  • Video Output : DisplayPort, HDMI
  • Multi Display : Triple Display

Operating System

  • OS : Windows


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  • 5G-4G-GPS :
  • Artificial Intelligence Use : Artificial Intelligence, Edge Computing, Machine Learning, Machine Vision
  • IP Rating :
  • Rugged : Yes
  • System Type : SBC
  • Wide Temp : Yes

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