Published in AI

Intel Apollo Lakes are 30 percent faster than Braswell

by on07 June 2016

Goldmont 14nm will bring fast Atom notebooks in 2H16

Intel has not given up on its power saving roadmap even if it will not produce any more phone SoCs. In fact its Apollo Lake notebook platform can bring up to 30 percent better performance. 

This chipset is targeted at tablets, 2-in-1 tablets, small desktops, Chromebooks and Cloudbooks - cheap Windows based notebooks to counter Google's Chromebooks.

Apollo Lake brings 30 percent better CPU performance mostly due to the better graphics performance which arrive with the updated Intel Gen9 graphics. The platform supports DDR3L, LPDDR3, and LPDDR4 memory giving OEM's more options and the platform should have the 15 percent longer battery life.

There is an official support for USB Type-C but we were under the impression that Braswell-based notebooks / tablets support the new USB too.

A leaked slide indicates that Apollo Lake could end up branded as Intel Pentium and Celeron N/J series. The top of the line version will  replace the Intel Pentium N3700 and will have 2MB cache and 2.4GHz clock quad core. It is expected in the second half of 2016.


Last modified on 07 June 2016
Rate this item
(8 votes)

Read more about: