Intel Apollo Lake SoCs Perform 30% Better Than Braswell
Last week at Computex, Intel discussed their upcoming Intel Apollo Lake SoCs. Looking into the matter, it is safe to say that the Apollo Lake SoCs perform 30 percent better than Braswell. The new generation SoCs will be low cost and low power and will most probably be featured in inexpensive laptops, Chromebooks, as well as 2 in 1 hybrids.
The Intel Apollo Lake SoCs will feature the new Intel Goldmont cores. Like before, the company stated at the event that with this technology end users will be able to enjoy both better performance and efficiency. Having said that, it is the first time that Intel has actually backed up that claim with solid numbers rather than blind faith.
The Intel Apollo Lake SoCs key performance features are as follows:
- 30 percent better CPU performance over Braswell
- New GPU architecture
- Flexible support for RAM for manufacturers
- 15 percent prolonged battery life over Braswell
Though these percentages might not count as much in the real world they are better than nothing at all. Intel has taken a step forward when it comes to efficient processing. These chips will be low and and will consume low power making them optimal for smaller devices including but not limited to small laptops and hybrid devices.
The Intel Apollo Lake SoCs will contribute to more efficient computing and better device battery life which is becoming a huge issue. Everything has a battery now and none seems to be trying to make their devices last longer.
It seems fitting that Intel is designing their products with battery life in mind. Portable devices are for people that work on the move but the idea is redundant if everyone with a laptop is going to be plugged into a wall at one point or the other devices need to be more optimized for battery life.
Source: AnandTech Forums.