Intel Tremont-based Jasper Lake Pentium and Celeron CPUs could feature Gen11 integrated graphics
Intel recently launched the 10th gen Comet Lake-H and Comet Lake-S series CPUs for high-end notebooks and desktop, respectively. Later this year, we also expect the launch of 10nm Tiger Lake and 14nm Rocket Lake CPU families. Apart from these, we may also see the launch of Jasper Lake — the successor to Gemini Lake built on a 10nm Tremont architecture.
The latest reference to a Jasper Lake part comes via a 3DMark listing unearthed by @_rogame. The listing shows an unnamed Jasper Lake CPU featuring four cores and four threads with a base clock of 1.1 GHz and a boost of 1.12 GHz indicating this is indeed a low-power Pentium or Celeron variant. This is likely to be an engineering sample and if Gemini Lake Refresh is anything to go by, we expect Jasper Lake to hit clocks above 3 GHz as well.
The interesting part is that, according to @_rogame, these chips could feature Gen11 integrated graphics, which is a significant development over Gemini Lake's Gen9.5 graphics. This particular CPU seems to have been paired with 32 GB of DDR4-SODIMM RAM, but a previous such entry indicated LPDDR4/4x support as well.
Though not as often leaked as the Comet Lake or Tiger Lake parts, we have seen a few hints of Jasper Lake drop over the past several months. The first cue came from a test driver leak that detailed various upcoming Intel CPU families and their iGPUs. In that leak, we saw Jasper Lake denoted as having "Intel UHD Graphics". Recently, code found on GitHub further confirmed the presence of Tremont-based mobile and server chipsets.
It will be interesting to see the kind of improvements these Tremont-based chips can offer compared to current Gemini Lake offerings. Tremont will be succeeded by Gracemont in 2021, which is expected to form a part of Alder Lake-S. There is also a possibility that Jasper Lake would be targeted at embedded systems while a similarly configured Elkhart Lake based on 10nm Ice Lake would be available for ultra low-power laptops. Hopefully, we will get some more clarity in the coming days.
Corrigendum: The original version of the article incorrectly stated Tremont will be part of Alder Lake. Alder Lake is touted to use Gracemont cores. The article has been corrected to reflect this. Readers may kindly note.