Intel Unveils Six New Apollo Lake Chips for Desktop and Mobile Devices
Following the launch of Kaby Lake processors earlier this week, Intel has quietly unveiled their low-power SoCs, codenamed Apollo Lake. This includes six processors based on 14nm x86 Goldmont architecture. Branded as Pentium and Celeron, the Apollo Lake chips will target budget devices, with three of them to be used in low-end laptops and desktop form factors, and three to go into mobile devices.
The desktop lineup includes Pentium J4205, Celeron J3455, and Celeron J3355. The core speeds of these processors range from 1.5GHz to 2GHz, while turbo frequencies range from 700MHz to 800MHz. This new lineup has a thermal envelope of 10 watts compared to previous Braswell which consumes only 6.5 watts.
The mobile series of processors consists of the Pentium N4200, the Celeron N3450, and the Celeron N3350. Compared to their desktop counterparts, these chips have a low thermal envelope of six watts. The base clock speeds are same across the board at 1.1GHz, with turbo speeds ranging between 2.2GHz and 2.5GHz. Further, the internal graphics components are clocked at speeds which range from 650MHz to 750MHz.
Both mobile and desktop parts support six PCIe 2.0 lanes, Intel’s Gen9 graphics technology, and Windows 10 Modern Standby. However, there is no improvement in the memory department, and like Braswell, the new Apollo Lake chips support only up to 8GB of system memory.
Pricing ranges from $107 to $161, while availability of Apollo Lake-based products is expected over the coming months.