Intel plans to update its line of low-cost, low-power chips for entry-level laptop and mini-desktop computers early next year. While official details haven’t been released yet, FanlessTech has obtained specs for Intel’s upcoming Jasper Lake processor lineup.
The new chips are follow-ups to the Gemini Lake Refresh processors released in late 2019, and they feature Intel’s new 10nm Tremont CPU cores, which the company says should bring up to a 30-percent performance boost over the previous generation.
According to FanlessTech, here’s an overview of the first Jasper Lake chips scheduled to launch in early 2021:
|Cores / Threads||Base / Boost||Cache||TDP|
|Pentium Silver N6005||4 / 4||2 GHz / 3.3 GHz||4MB L2||10W|
|Celeron N5105||4 / 4||2 GHz / 2.8 GHz||4MB L2||10W|
|Celeron N4505||2 / 2||2 GHz / 2.9 GHz||4MB L2||10W|
|Pentium Silver N6000||4 / 4||1.1 GHz / 3.1 GHz||4MB L2||6W|
|Celeron N5100||4 / 4||1.1 GHz / 2.8 GHz||4MB L2||6W|
|Celeron N4500||2 / 2||1.1 GHz / 2.8 GHz||4MB L2||6W|
While Intel is already producing Tremont cores, they’re currently only used in the company’s Lakefield processor which combines four low-power Tremont/Atom CPU cores with a single high-performance Intel Sunny Cove processor core and Intel Iris graphics.
But Lakefield is reserved for premium thin and light laptops and 2-in-1s like the Samsung Galaxy Book S.
Jasper Lake chips are lower-performance processors with Intel UHD graphics (rather than Iris), and without the Sunny Cove CPU cores. These chips will most likely be used in entry-level computers when they ship early next year.