In the near future, Intel plans to launch entry-level desktop processors, based on Bay Trail (former ValleyView) core. In preparation of this event the company updated official price list with three new products, Atom J1750, J1850 and J2850. The pricelist includes brief characteristics of the chips, that confirm previously leaked specifications. The new information is the pricing, which ranges from $72 to $94:
Older reports indicated that the J1750 and J1850 systems on a chip will be branded as Celeron, and the J2850 will be branded as Pentium, however the pricelist shows all three parts along with other Intel Atom SKUs. Regardless of how they will be branded, the chips will be based on already announced Silvermont 22nm Atom architecture, that should greatly improve CPU and GPU performance while operating within the same power envelope as older Atoms. The J1750 has two CPU cores, 1 MB L2 cache, and 2.4 GHz operating frequency. This processor is priced at $72, or about the same as Pentium G2120. The J1850 and J2850 SoCs run at 2 GHz and 2.4 GHz respectively. The chips double the number of cores to 4, and the size of L2 cache to 2 MB. Consequentially, their prices are higher, $82 for the J1850 and $94 for the J2850. All SoCs have Intel HD graphics unit, clocked at 688 MHz. The unit supports Turbo feature, that boosts GPU's frequency up to 750 MHz on the J1750, and up to 792 MHz on quad-core SKUs. The processors work with DDR3-1333 memory, and have 10 Watt TDP.
Exact launch date of these parts is not known, but there is a good chance that they will be released in the very near future, possibly next week. Specifications of J1xxx and J2xxx SoCs are provided below:
|Celeron J1750||2 / 2||2.4 GHz||688 MHz / 750 MHz||10 Watt||$72|
|Celeron J1850||4 / 4||2 GHz||688 MHz / 792 MHz||10 Watt||$82|
|Pentium J2850||4 / 4||2.4 GHz||688 MHz / 792 MHz||10 Watt||$94|