Latest Intel 14nm CPU Slides Leaked
Bohs Hansen / 2 years ago
According to the latest reports, Intel is getting ready to launch their new 14 nm processors during next years CES show in January. It is of course the new Broadwell-U series of 14 nm processors we’re talking about. These are the fifth generation of Intel Core processors.
The overall chip production was slowed and AMD and Nvidia are still using their 28 nm process for the biggest part. SSD products are slowly starting to adopt the 19 nm process on a wider scale, you might have read some of our reviews from them. But the CPU’s have been a bit stuck and been moved to the back of the queue. Luckily it looks like that wait is about to end and we’ll finally get some more power-consumption oriented processors without compromising the performance.
In fact, we’ve seen some impressive numbers from the Intel Core M processors already during the Intel Developer Forum, where the benchmark results impressed everyone. The latest leaked specification sheets expose Intel’s newest line-up and what we can expect from them. Please keep in mind that these are mobile processors and not the next line-up of desktop CPUs. All these 17 SKUs use BGA package, which means it isn’t possible to replace the CPU yourself.
The flagship of the models in these slides is the hyper-threaded dual-core i7-5557U that comes with a base frequency of 3.1GHz and a boost to 3.4 GHz. It has a Intel Iris 6100 iGPU core operating at 300 MHz, but with a boost up to 1100 MHz. It supports DDR3-1866 memory and has 4 MB level 3 cache. The i5-5287U, i5-5257U and i3-5157U are almost identical to the above, just with a slight adjustment to the base speeds.
The i7 series also features the 5650U, 5600U, 5550U and 5500U. The 5650U and 5550U use an Intel HD6000 graphics core while the 5600U and 5500U use the HD5500 graphics core. The 5650U and 5600U run at 2.2GHz and 2.6GHZ respectively. The Turbo speeds are set to 3.2 GHz for single core and 3.1 GHz for the dual-core versions. The 5550U and 5500U is very similar again, but with a 200 MHz reduced clock speed. The other parameters are consistent with the top-end i7-5557U.
The i5 series again is very similar to the i7 series. It’s the same dual-core four threads layout with the same features. But the clock speeds have been further reduced by 300 / 200 MHz. The cache has also shrunken to 3MB and the i5-5300U and 5200U only support DDR3 memory with a speed of 1600.
The i3 series doesn’t have a turbo function, but they’re still dual-core processors with four threads. The are clocked at 2.1 and 2.0 GHz and use the HD5500 graphics core. They only support up to DDR3-1600 memory, just like the above mentioned i5.
The Pentium and Celeron series are dual-core and dual-threaded and clock at 1.9, 1.7 and 1.5 GHz respectively. They also have the Intel HD graphics core and sport a 2MB level 3 cache. Again we see a memory support up to DDR3-1600.
As you can see from the above slides, these are all 15W TDP processors, no sign of the new Core M 4.5W CPU’s yet, the ones we saw demonstrated at the Intel Developers Forum. It’s still a big improvement over the old series and there is no doubt that these all will be highly popular in laptops and netbooks. It’s also very likely that Apple will upgrade their line of Mac Air Books with these new CPUs in the beginning of 2015.
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