So this has leaked over the internet, the block diagram for the new Intel Gemini Lake series of 14nm chips designed for fanless tablets, mini pcs and low-end laptops. It’s the Apollo Lake successor. These new chips are rumored to be around 15% faster and will support HDMI 2.0, so up to 4k 60hz, have 4 pipelines (Current Apollo Lake supports 3) LPDDR4 RAM up to 2400Mhz and Gen9 low power iGPU with up to 18EU cores.
Another important feature is they will have an embedded Wireless AC & Bluetooth controller support in the SoC. The chip is still quad-core with a 4Mb cache. But what’s a little disappointing to see in the block diagram is no NVMe / PCIe x 4 or at least UFS 2 storage support. At least we have SATA3 support and the current eMMC 5.1 spec.
Intel is due to announce this new line of chipsets sometime soon and shipping the new chipset in devices end of the year. Yes, I’ll be reviewing them. By then I will be sick of the Apollo Lake N3450 & N4200 devices!