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Intel Tremont-based Jasper Lake Pentium and Celeron CPUs could feature Gen11 integrated graphics

Intel Jasper Lake based on the Tremont architecture could feature Gen11 integrated graphics. (Image Source: Intel)
Intel Jasper Lake based on the Tremont architecture could feature Gen11 integrated graphics. (Image Source: Intel)
A 3DMark listing of an unnamed Jasper Lake part has surfaced online. Jasper Lake-based Pentium and Celeron SKUs are touted to be based on the Intel 10nm Tremont architecture and may also feature Gen11 integrated graphics, which is a significant step up from the current Gen9.5 iGPU in Gemini Lake.

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.

Intel Jasper Lake 3DMark entry - 1. (Image Source: @_rogame on Twitter)
Intel Jasper Lake 3DMark entry - 1. (Image Source: @_rogame on Twitter)
Intel Jasper Lake 3DMark entry - 2. (Image Source: @_rogame on Twitter)
Intel Jasper Lake 3DMark entry - 2. (Image Source: @_rogame on Twitter)
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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2020-05-19 (Update: 2020-05-19)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.