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Intel Launches Several New Braswell and Broadwell Processors

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 11:59 AM

Intel recently did a fairly quiet launch of several new processors, with some Braswell SoCs and Broadwell CPUs rolling out. The Braswell SoCs have either one or two CPU modules, with two Airmont cores per module. They also use the 14nm manufacturing process and have some fairly low TDPs that would be a replacement for a Bay Trail-M or Bay Trail-D SoC. The Celeron N3000 and N3050 are both dual-core models with 1MB of L2 cache, with the N3000 featuring a 1.04GHz to 2.08GHz speed and a 4W TDP, while the N3050 has a 1.6GHz to 2.16GHz speed and a 6W TDP. The Celeron N3150 and Pentium N3700 are both quad-core SoCs with 2MB L2 cache and a 6W TDP, with the N3150 running between 1.6 and 2.08GHz, and the N3700 at 1.6 to 2.4GHz.

On the Broadwell side, all three are mobile CPUs with Hyper Threading support, and could likely appear in Ultrabooks or even tablets. The Pentium 3825U, Core i3 5015U, and Core i3 5020U are all dual-core CPUs with 3MB of L3 cache and a 15W TDP. The Pentium runs at 1.9GHz and has Intel HD Graphics (the exact type wasn't listed), the Core i3 5015U at 2.1GHz with an HD 5500 providing the graphics, and the i3 5020U at 2.2GHz with the HD 5500.

All the SoCs and CPUs range in price between $107 and $281, but as these are most likely for trays of 1,000 units, actual retail prices will be a bit higher. Considering these will undoubtedly appear in pre-built devices, hopefully things aren't too outrageous. Exactly when Intel will have these parts ready for retail is not known, but expect word on that before long.

Source: Maximum PC

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