- Tram Ho
Intel’s first two Lakefield processors were introduced on Wednesday, seeming to be the beginning of a new era. In the past decade, never before has such technology been packed into an Intel processor aimed at the end user (businesses and consumers).
In fact, even the Core i3 version of the processor family is remarkable. This is the first x86 processor to have five cores, with asymmetric cores (similar to ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture), which uses 3D Foveros chip packaging technology and is the first x86 processor to have a modem 4G / LTE.
It also has the second lowest TDP (average 1.4W per core) and is one of the processors with the highest frequency difference between base and turbo speeds, meaning this is one of the most efficient processors. Intel’s most energy.
The first x86 processor is packaged under the new 3D Foveros technology.
Two other features seem to be outdated when this processor is introduced, but it is important for converting some of the most basic shapes of personal computers coming in the next decade.
The chip can first handle up to 4 4K displays with a 60Hz refresh rate (with a total of 35.4 million pixels on it) – this is equivalent to an 8K display, one Huge high numbers.
Intel representatives also confirmed that they will support two internal displays and two external displays, but the specific specifications will depend on the OEM’s design. In other words, the PC assemblers will be the one to decide the final support parameters.
The second notable feature is the ability to support a total of 6 cameras, with 4 cameras that can work simultaneously (with a total number of pixels up to 48MP).
It can do all this without the need for additional components. But how will this work in practice?
The beginning of a new era
It will benefit a variety of new shapes. Microsoft will be delighted that it will finally be able to launch a cheaper version of HoloLens, and many other computer manufacturers can also use it for ultra-light laptops with ultra-long battery life. Let’s not forget that the micro-computer line – about the size of a USB stick – can work whenever plugged into the monitor.
If laptop vendors want to follow the same trend as on phones, in the near future, we will see the end of the front-facing low-resolution cameras. Currently, even mid-range smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy A51 or Huawei P30 Lite have selfie cameras with higher resolutions than any other laptop on the market.
Not only do they offer better images, the new Lakefield processor’s ability to handle multiple cameras simultaneously also enables the creation of 3D real-time avatar images and better facial recognition.
The first products to use the Lakefield processor will most likely be high-end device versions. They will be very interesting to see if they can surpass the 10th generation Ice Lake processors, which are cheaper, but equally energy efficient.
Refer to TechRadar
Source : Genk