Intel is currently working on its new Jasper Lake CPUs. The new processor lineup is based on 10nm Tremont “Atom” architecture. We hear more about the upcoming lineup in the latest article from fanlesstech. The main target for these processors is budget laptops, ultrabooks, and minicomputers, in short, the machines that do not require a ton of computing power.
More details about the Tremont architecture reveal that it is specifically designed for low power x86 platforms. As compared to the last generation Goldmount architecture, which used a 14nm process, Tremont delivers a significant increase in the IPC. According to Intel, the new architecture offers a thirty percent IPC increase as well as several efficiency fixes.
The first intel product to come with this new architecture will be the Lakefield SOCs. They will employ a hybrid design that uses Tremont cores for lighter tasks. For Heavier workloads, there are cores based on Intel’s ‘Cove’ architecture. Coming back to our recent leaks, this time around, intel is planing 3 Desktop as well as three mobile SKUs. The rated TDP for these devices will be 10W for the desktop variants and 6W for the mobile ones.
The three Jasper lake desktop processors will come with the following rumored specifications.
- Pentium Silver N6005, 4 Core/4 Thread @ 2.0GHz up to 3.3GHz (max quad-core burst), UHD Graphics, 4M L2 cache.
- Celeron N5105, 4 Core/4 Thread @ 2.0GHz up to 2.8GHz (max quad-core burst), UHD Graphics, 4M L2 cache.
- Celeron N4505, 2 Core/2 Thread @ 2.0GHz up to 2.9GHz (max dual-core burst), UHD Graphics, 4M L2 cache.
We can see that the main top tier chip in this lineup is the Pentium Silver N6005. This flagship processor comes with four cores and four threads running at the base clock of 2.0 GHz and a boost of 3.3Ghz. There is also a UHD iGPU solution built into the processor along with a 4 MB L2 cache.
After that comes the Celeron N5105 with a similar core configuration and other specifications but lower clock speeds. It has a base clock of 2.0 GHz and a boost of up to 2.8 GHz. At the bottom, we have the Celeron N4505, a dual-core dual-thread CPU. It has a base clock of 2.0 GHz and a boost clock of 2.9 GHz. It still has UHD graphics and 4 MB of L2 cache.
The mobile versions of the new processor lineup include the following chips.
- Pentium Silver N6000, 4C/4 Thread @ 1.1GHz up to 3.1GHz, UHD Graphics, 4M L2 cache.
- Celeron N5100, 4C/4 Thread @ 1.1GHz up to 2.8GHz, UHD Graphics, 4M L2 cache.
- Celeron N4500, 2C/2 Thread @ 1.1GHz up to 2.8GHz, UHD Graphics, 4M L2 cache.
The new mobile lineup starts with Pentium Silver N6000 as the top tier device. It will come with four core and four-thread configuration. The mobile processor has a base clock of 1.1 GHz and a boost clock of 3.1 GHz. Next is the Celeron N5100, also configured with four cores and four threads. However, It has a base clock of 1.1 GHz and a boost clock of 2.8 GHz.
Ending the release, we have the Celeron N4500 with two cores and two threads and a base frequency of 1.10 GHz with a boost clock of up to 2.8 GHz. The three mobile processors also have in common 4 MB of total L2 cache as well as the UHD iGPU.
The new power-efficient processors will come in a lot of low-priced and ultra-thin laptops in the future. However, we do not expect the desktop variants to go as common as the mobile ones. With that said, you can never know what the company plans. Intel might come up with an interesting NUC configuration with these processors.
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As of now, we have no official release date from intel, but we can expect it to be sometime in the next year. Intel might also give out more information on these products at CES 2021, so stay tuned to our website for coverage on that.