A few months ago we knew the specifications of the new Intel Gemini Lake low-power processors intended for mobile devices and desktop, today Intel has officially presented the first models with these cores. This generation of SoC come to replace the current family Apollo Lake that has had a very good reception among the manufacturers in laptops, 2 in 1 and convertibles. We almost do not remember the old Atom family that passed away after the Atom x5-Z8350 dominated this range of devices including tablets for a long period and now has practically fallen into oblivion.
The new low-power processors are now divided into new categories, on the one hand we have models based on Gemini Lake cores called Celeron and Pentium Silver focused on cost reduction while on the other hand Pentium Gold models using Intel Kaby Lake Cores are focused on the power and low consumption, the latter for now we only have information about your name. These new processors now integrate a 802.11ac 2×2 Gigabit Wifi adapter with 160 MHz that allows a theoretical maximum speed of 1733 Mbps, no doubt a great addition to simplifying future devices.
In the range of desktop processors we find the Quad core Pentium Silver J5005 and Celeron J4105 in addition to the Dual core Celeron J4005, in the mobile range we have the Quad core models Pentium Silver N5000 and Celeron N4100 in addition to the Dual core Celeron N4100. All these models have 4MB of memory cache, support DDR4 memory up to 2400MHz and integrate an Intel HD Graphics 605/600 GPU that as we saw in its specifications it seems that this time supports native HDMI 2.0 with 4K@60fps resolutions. According to Intel data we would have to have a video playback autonomy of 10 hours with a battery of 35 Wh. We hope to have soon news of these processors, surely ASRock passive motherboards will be the first to assemble then we will see in many products like mini PC, 2 in 1, all in one, convertibles and laptops, are expected to enter the market the first quarter of 2018.