Intel may be preparing to launch its third set of processors in the span of just a few months.
According to a leaked product roadmap published by Gamers Nexus, Intel’s low-power Gemini Lake chips will be introduced in late October or early November.
They’ll join the recently launched Kaby Lake Refresh line of chips for laptops and Coffee Lake-S processors for desktops.
Gemini Lake chips are expected to include dual-core and quad-core processors that will be sold under the Celeron and Pentium Silver brands.
While Intel will likely offer models with 6 watt Gemini Lake chips for use in laptops and convertible tablets, the roadmap in question only seems to focus on the desktop variants, which are 10 watt chips that will include the Celeron J4005, J4105, and Pentium J5005 processors.
These will be the follow-up to Intel’s current-gen “Apollo Lake” processors and, among other things, they’re expected offer up to 15 percent better performance, more cache memory, and native support for HDMI 2.0.
Intel is also expected to launch a second round of Coffee-Lake S chips in the first quarter of 2018. These will include 35 watt and 65 watt chips with between 2 and 6 CPU cores and support for the Intel 300 Series chipset.
You can find more details at Gamers Nexus.
” coming in October/November?”
Probably not before Mars/April 2018 IMHO
As you see, Gemini Lake delayed already.
Gemini Lake will use most likely Gen9 series and not Gen9.5, even there are these features:
10-bit VP9 Codec (profile 2 + encoding VP9)
Key changes from Gen9 to Gen9.5 are those exact features, very confusing :/
I’d be very interested in a successor to the ASRock J3710-ITX/J4205-ITX motherboards with a Pentium J5005 processor which would make for a great little NAS / home-server / media-center PC.
I moved away from ITX embedded boards a while ago (a ran D510MO and Celeron 847 years ago). I now run a desktop ITX board that is my desktop/NAS/home-server. My media center front-ends are RPi and Odroid C2. I have 6 hard disks in a Lian Li mini itx tower and the box idles at 28W (only one drive spins all the time). An i3 is a good investment if you get more than 5 years of use. I already have 6 years on my Ivy Bridge (running 24/7) and I hope I can get another 6.
I gave up on the J4205-ITX (consumer grade Apollo Lake in general) as a viable NAS platform. Too few IO and lack of ECC support. Currently waiting on the lower core-count Denverton boards and for Linux and BSD to support them…of course, by that time, the generation after Gemini Lake will probably be announced by Intel…
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