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Possible block diagram for Intel Gemini Lake leaks out

Intel Gemini Lake block diagram surfaces. (Source: CNXSoft)
Intel Gemini Lake block diagram surfaces. (Source: CNXSoft)
An authentic-looking block diagram revealing the key architectural features of Intel’s next-gen Gemini Lake chip has hit the Internet. As previously rumored the SoC, which is destined to carry the Celeron and Pentium brands, will offer native support for single-channel LPDDR4 RAM and HDMI 2.0.

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What looks to be an authentic block diagram of Intel’s yet-to-be-released Gemini Lake SoC has surfaced. Although not one of Intel’s high-end chips, it will play a key role in the embedded 2-in-1 market when it launches in (expectedly) Q4 this year. The successor to the Apollo Lake series, the Gemini Lake chips will bring improved performance-per-watt thanks in large part to Intel moving fabrication to its new 14nm process. 

Importantly, Gemini Lake is also equipped with Intel’s Gen9LP GPU, with up to 18 execution units for improved graphics performance. While likely offering some hope for casual gamers and little else, it will be sufficient to drive high-resolution displays or monitors with native support for HDMI 2.0 also in tow. The block diagram also shows support for up to 5 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports and one USB 3.0 OTG port. PCIe, SATA 3 and eMMC 5.1 interconnect is also on offer, although UFC support still seems elusive.

According to a previously leaked Intel roadmap, Gemini Lake chips will be formally announced and begin to appear in shipping devices sometime in Q4 2017.

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2017-08-14 (Update: 2017-08-14)
Sanjiv Sathiah
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I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have been particularly interested in all things Apple, but also enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture.