Intel has been talking about Apollo Lake processor family, successor of Braswell family, and even showcased some Apollo Lake NUCs, but AFAIK, so far the company did not actually disclose any part numbers for the new processors. That has changed since Intel has now listed 6 “Formerly Apollo Lake” Celeron and Pentium processors on their website.
There are three processor for mobile (read laptop) devices (Nxxx parts), and three for desktop (Jxxx parts):
- For tablets, notebooks, 2-in-1 hybrids:
- Celeron N3350 dual core processor @ 1.1 GHz / 2.4 GHz (Burst frequency) and 12 EU Intel HD graphics 500 @ 200 MHz / 650 MHz (Burst freq.); 6W TDP
- Celeron N3450 quad core processor @ 1.1 GHz / 2.2 GHz (Burst frequency) and 12 EU Intel HD graphics 500 @ 200 MHz / 700 MHz (Burst freq.); 6W TDP
- Pentium N4200 quad core processor @ 1.1 GHz / 2.5 GHz (Burst frequency) and 18 EU Intel HD graphics 505 @ 200 MHz / 750 MHz (Burst freq.); 6W TDP
- For mini PCs:
- Celeron J3355 dual core processor @ 2.0 GHz / 2.5 GHz (Burst frequency) and 12 EU Intel HD graphics 500 @ 250 MHz / 700 MHz (Burst freq.); 10W TDP
- Celeron J3455 quad core processor @ 1.5 GHz / 2.3 GHz (Burst frequency) and 12 EU Intel HD graphics 500 @ 250 MHz / 700 MHz (Burst freq.); 10W TDP
- Penitum J4205 quad core processor @ 1.5 GHz / 2.6 GHz (Burst frequency) and 18 EU Intel HD graphics 505 @ 250 MHz / 800 MHz (Burst freq.); 10W TDP
All processors come in FCBGA1296 package, supports up to 8GB dual channels memory, eDP/DP/HDMI/MIPI-DSI graphics output, up to 6 PCIe lanes, 8 USB 2.0/3.0 ports, and 2x SATA 6.0 Gbps ports. So both mobile and desktop processors have the same features, but the desktop versions are clocked a little higher, providing better performance at the cost of higher power consumption.
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7 Replies to “Intel Introduces 6 Apollo Lake Processors: Celeron N3350, N3450, J3355, J3455, and Pentium N4200 & J4205”
good news is that we’ll finally start seeing tablets and convertibles from china featuring better performing processors.
Kaby Lake’s Intel HD Graphics 6xx would finally bring 10 bit HEVC/VP9 and 4k@60fps capability.
But Apollo Lake only has Intel HD Graphics 5xx (like Skylake). So does it mean that it would not have 10 bit HEVC/VP9 capability (like Skylake didn’t have)? That’s a pity! To have to wait for another generation to come! Another year to wait!
Is there a list of Apollo Lake miniPC and are there any announcement of ‘stick’ form factor Apollo Lake MiniPC?
I have not heard about many. Just intel NUCs -> http://www.cnx-software.com/2016/07/15/intel-apollo-lake-nuc6cays-nuc6cayh-nuc-mini-pcs-specifications-released/ and ECS Liva-Z one demonstrated at Computex -> http://www.cnx-software.com/2016/06/01/ecs-previews-intel-apollo-lake-based-liva-z-mini-pc-at-computex-2016/
“Liva” is an ECS brand (not Zotac).
I wonder if Apollo Lake suffers from this: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=109051
I’ve stopped considering Atom systems useful to me because of that.
I’m very interested in one of these J-series CPUs for a Plex server. Sadly, it’s now November and almost nothing in sight. The only product I could find in North America is the ASUS J3455M-E by special order only.
An alternative would be a G3900TE or G4400TE, which are 35W Skylake desktop processors. They’re also very hard to find, but places like Mouser stock them. The only thing holding me back is the lack of motherboard support–it’s a complete gamble.