Intel Gemini Lake, new low-power processors will feature HDMI 2.0
If a few weeks ago we knew about Intel’s plans to bring the new low-power processors to market Intel Gemini Lake At the end of the year, we now have more information about what its architecture and other specifications will be like. Some processors that come to replace the current and successful Apollo Lake in products with consumption ranging between 6W for laptops and 10W for desktops. No doubt this new chip will be quickly adopted in countless tablets, 2 in 1, laptops, ultrabooks, convertibles and a whole range of mini PCs that we have already seen with the Apollo Lake.
The new ones Intel Gemini Lake (GLK) continue with a manufacturing process of 14nm but it incorporates interesting improvements, necessary to make this platform even more interesting. First we find native support HDMI2.0 something that gives us support for [email protected] video output, we must bear in mind that despite this improvement we will not have Netflix in 4K on PC since this resolution is limited to the Core range and Celeron and Pentium processors are excluded for now . We will also have DP 1.2 outputs and an integrated eDP 1.4 output that allows you to have up to 3 screens at the same time. In the encapsulation we continue with a GPU Gen 9 although with up to 18EU, improvements in the video processor and support for VP9 with 10bit color.
within the Intel Gemini Lake we will have configurations of 2 or 4 physical cores Goldmont Plus (GLM+), which are an evolution of the current kernels that have a performance improvement between 10% and fifteen%, the number of pipelines has been increased to 4. Other interesting improvements are the addition of support eMMC 5.1 which will improve the speed of onboard memory, new support for LPDDR3 memory up to 1867MHz and LPDDR4 up to 2400MHz and finally highlight the module CNVi (Connectivity Integration Architecture) that will allow us to have an integrated 4G modem, Wifi ac module and Bluetooth, something that substantially improves the current Apollo Lake that require external modules.
How do we see the new Intel Gemini Lake They are an interesting evolution with respect to the current Apollo Lake since they include a series of highly demanded native improvements, although we continue with a very continuous base architecture, something that will be maintained until the jump to 10nm. Some products that will have to fight against the new ZEN-based AMD APUs, which will undoubtedly be a tough rival, especially at the graphic level. We hope to have more details of these new products soon with our regular reviews.