Intel is making a small update to its low-power Atom chip lineup. The new Intel Atom x5-Z8350, Atom x5-Z8550, and x7-Z8750 will replace the current Cherry Trail lineup soon.
So what’s new? Not a whole lot… but the new chips should be a little faster and a little more reliable.
The updated processors have the same base clock speeds, but support higher CPU burst frequencies. They also fix some problems with alpha blending and ATSC graphics.
Intel will be phasing out its current Cherry trail chips to make room for the new models, but here’s an overview of the existing chips and the new ones that will replace them:
- x5-Z8300: 1.44 GHz chip with 1.84 GHz burst and Intel HD 400 graphics
- x5-Z8350: 1.44 GHz chip with 1.92 GHz burst and Intel HD 400 graphics
- x5-Z8500: 1.44 GHz chip with 2.24 GHz burst and Intel HD 400 graphics
- x5-Z8550: 1.44 GHz chip with 2.4 GHz burst and Intel HD 400 graphics
- x7-Z8700: 1.6 GHz chip with 2.4 GHz burst and Intel HD 405 graphics
- x7-Z8750: 1.6 GHz chip with 2.56 GHz burst and Intel HD 405 graphics
All of processors are quad-core chips.
Update: Intel is also updating three of its Braswell chips. In January the Celeron N3050, N3150, and Pentium N3700 will be replaced with new models with higher burst speeds and named graphics.
There aren’t a lot of details about the new chips yet, but here’s what we do know so far:
- Celeron J3060: 6 watt dual-core chip with Intel HD 400 graphics
- Celeron J3160: 6 watt quad-core chip with Intel HD 400 graphics
- Pentium J3710: 6.5 watt quad-core chip with Intel HD 405 graphics