Hi. Can the NUC12WSBi50Z support more than two monitors? If so, can they be extended (rather than duplicated).
The Intel specs from Intel® NUC 12 Pro Board NUC12WSBi50Z seem to indicate not, but as I am a novice, I might be misunderstanding the specs.
Ah, I see what you are referring to. The one variety has two DisplayPort channels (available via USB-C/Thunderbolt ports) and two HDMI ports - and thus supports has direct connection points for up to four displays. The other variety has only the two HDMI ports - and thus is limited to only two displays. Don't purchase this second variety unless you are ok with this *huge* limitation.
What I was referring to - available only with the first variety - is the fact that, using DisplayPort's MST technology (available via a MST Hub device or via DisplayPort Daisy-Chaining), two or three displays can be connected to a single DisplayPort pipe, such as that supported in each of the two USB-C/Thunderbolt ports. This could, for example, mean that, using only the two USB-C connectors, you could connect up to 4 DisplayPort displays.
[Aside: you might have just had a 'Hey, wait a minute...' moment. If you did the math (even on your fingers), you would have calculated that, because I said you could connect up to 3 displays to each USB-C connector, this would bring the total number of connected displays to 6 (and 8 if you counted displays plugged into the two HDMI ports). Sadly, you cannot do this. The processor's graphics engine will only support a maximum of 4 displays - and this number drops if 8K displays are included.]
Thanks again. Just to be clear - the second variety cannot run more than two displays, even with hubs or adaptors, whereas the first variety can.
Upon reflection, I think it might be wise to opt for a thunderbolt model, not just because of the display issue, but for the added connectivity etc.
I guess this whole thread demonstrates both the neccessity to research your upgrade path, and the power of community. I really am most appreciative of your help.
I'm experiencing a weird situation. I have 2 NUCs (NUC12WSBi5), with windows 10 Pro.
Both with all updates (BIOS, drives and Windows).
The second monitor (using the 2 HDMI ports) only works with duplicating the first, not extending.
The window only recognizes one video adapter.
I tested several cables and monitors.