Intel Launches 14nm Braswell Entry-Level Processors for Mobile and Desktop
Intel has quietly launched their 14nm Braswell entry-level SoCs, featuring ultra-low power consumption, thermal design power (TDP) of only 6W, and screen design power (SDP) as low as 3W.
The 14nm Braswell architecture is reportedly one performance tier above the Bay Trail while still retaining the same power efficiency. The latest refresh not only unleashes the new mobile version, but also brings new processors for the desktop version.
Braswell Processors for Mobile
Pentium N3710: Base clock frequency is still 1.6GHz, but boost clock is raised from N3700’s 2.4GHz to 2.56GHz. HD Graphics renamed to HD Graphics 405, but really just a name change, still low power eighth version with the same frequency of 400-700MHz.
Other specifications also remain same: Quad-core, four threads, 2MB L3 cache, dual-channel DDR3L-1600, TDP 6W, and SDP 4W.
Celeron N3160: Base clock frequency is still 1.6GHz, boost frequency upgrades from 2.08GHz to 2.24GHz. HD Graphics again changes its name to HD Graphics 400, holding frequency of 320-640MHz.
Other specs: Quad-core, four threads, 2MB L3 cache, dual-channel DDR3L-1600, TDP 6W, SDP 4W.
Celeron N3060: Features base clock of 2.16GHz and boost clock up to 2.48GHz. HD Graphics 400 has frequency of 320-600MHz.
It’s dual-core, dual-threaded, with other features same as above.
Celeron N3010: Basic frequency is 1.04GHz, with boost clock raised from 2.08GHz to 2.24GHz. TDP is still 4W, and SDP is 3W.
Braswell Processors for Desktop
Pentium J3710: Boost frequency is raised to 2.64GHz, TDP also increased to 6.5W.
Celeron J3160: Specification same as N3160.
Celeron J3060: Specification same as N3060.
Pricing remains the same, with Pentium family starting at $161 US and Celeron series at $171 US.
Braswell will be replaced by successor Apollo Lake in the second half of the year. But the new architecture will still be based on 14nm, not on 10nm, which is set to debut in mainstream products in 2017.