Intel Bids Farewell to Gemini Lake Refresh Processors
In keeping with this two (opens in new tab) new (opens in new tab) Product Change Notifications (PCNs), Intel has discontinued the corporate’s Gemini Lake Refresh (GLK-R) processors. Launched in 2019, 14nm Pentium and Celeron-branded chips had been generally present in entry-level and ultra-low-power desktops, laptops, mini PCs, and AIOs.
The unique Gemini Lake (GLK) sequence debuted in 2017, leveraging Intel’s Goldmont Plus microarchitecture. The 14nm low-power chips spanning as much as 4 cores with out Hyper-Threading had been a direct alternative for the chipmaker’s Apollo Lake processors on the time. Nevertheless, given the prevalence of Gemini Lake in budget-oriented gadgets, Intel refreshed its lineup in 2019 with reasonably improved clock speeds on 10W and 6W processors.
Intel retired Gemini Lake in 2020, ending a three-year run for low-power chips. As such, Gemini Lake Refresh took a bit of longer, however all good issues ought to come to an finish. Intel is dealing with the outage with two completely different teams. The primary group consists of Celeron N4120, Celeron 4020 and Pentium Silver N5030, whereas the second group consists of Celeron J4025, Pentium Silver J5040, Celeron N4020C and Celeron J4125. Intel prospects should place their closing orders for the primary and second retirement teams by November 24, 2023 and August 25, 2023, respectively. The chipmaker will ship the primary by Could 24, 2024 and the second by February 23, 2024.
Intel Gemini Lake Refresh CPUs
|Processor||Core / Tooth||Base / Enhance Clock (GHz)||Cache (MB)||TDP (W)|
|Pentium Silver J5040||4 / 4||2.2 / 3.2||4||10|
|Pentium Silver N5030||4 / 4||1.1 / 3.1||4||6|
|Celeron J4125||4 / 4||2.0 / 2.7||4||10|
|Celeron N4120||4 / 4||1.1 / 2.6||4||6|
|Celeron J4025||2 of two||2.0 / 2.9||4||10|
|Celeron N4020||2 of two||1.1 / 2.8||4||6|
|Celeron N4020C||2 of two||1.1 / 2.8||4||6|
Goldmont Plus has lastly grown lengthy within the tooth and has already been changed by Tremont in 2020, so it is sensible for Intel to chop down on 14nm manufacturing and give attention to Tremont as an alternative. Tremont powers the 10nm Elkhart Lake and Jasper Lake processors, successors to the Gemini Lake Refresh chips.
Jasper Lake has Tremont cores that provide a big IPC increase over Goldmont Plus. In keeping with Intel’s estimates, Tremont has as much as 32% increased IPC than Jasper Lake whereas sustaining the identical thermal situations. This implies 10 W for J-series SKUs concentrating on desktop computer systems and 6 W for N-series SKUs aimed toward cellular gadgets. Many of the efficiency increase is because of Tremont cores, as Jasper Lake nonetheless maxes out 4 cores and solely comes with barely higher clock speeds.
With Gemini Lake Refresh nearly utterly gone, new actually low-end gadgets will include Jasper Lake processors by default. That is nice information as distributors won’t have the choice to make use of the newer 10nm chips, which can provide higher efficiency for budget-conscious customers.
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