Intel currently plans clearly the launch of a new generation of processors for mobile entry level. Apollo Lake is the successor of Cherry Trail and will be released with Goldmont- instead Airmont cores in 14 nm process. In June, Intel has pushed through a new revision.
After Intel has confirmed on its Computex keynote in early June that even Apollo Lake located next Kaby Lake on schedule, the chipmaker currently seems to be inside the market. Colleagues of computerbase.de have to put together some information that have already released Intel and its partners, without making much fuss about it.
In a Product Change Notification Intel describes a stepping change of B0 on the revision B1, in which the power supply of the USB controller has been adjusted. This is an error be corrected, which prevents the processor from wake up from S3 or S4 sleep state. Exactly the mistake had been the PCH from Intel Haswell generation, who later also received a new stepping. Intel calls in the PCN, the three models N4200 (Pentium) and N3450 and N3350 (Pentium), which are expected to make in publishing the beginning.
In its Material Declaration Data Sheets Intel calls meanwhile the material requirements of a BGA1296 socket, will use the Apollo Lake. Asrock already lists motherboards with soldered Apollo Lakes CPUs that will “soon” appear commercially. In the specifications, the manufacturer confirms that Apollo Lake will provide a maximum of four CPU cores again. This time, based on gold instead Mont Airmont (Cherry Trail). Finally, support the latest Intel graphics driver already Apollo Lake (Gen9 – on Skylake level) as well Kaby Lake.