Entry level processors designed to conserve as much power as possible

As we move into the 10nm technology, Intel will continue doing what it does best; launching 14nm processors. On this occasion, the company has officially launched its Braswell lineup of processors for both desktop and mobile, but these chips will belong to the entry-level category. While these entry-level processors are unable to deliver sufficient processing power, they are extremely efficient, possessing a thermal design power (TDP) of only 6W, and screen design power (SDP) as low as 3W. Given below are the processors released by Intel for both desktop and mobile.

Desktop lineup

• Pentium J3710: Quad-core 1.6GHz with boost frequency of 2.64GHz.
• Celeron J3160: Quad-core 1.6GHz with boost frequency of 2.24GHz.
• Celeron J3060: Dual-core 1.6GHz with boost frequency of 2.48GHz.
Pricing is as follows: the Pentium family will start at $161 US and Celeron series will start from $171 US. If you are being patient enough, then you should know that Braswell will be replaced by its successor Apollo Lake in the second half of the year. However, the new architecture will still be based on the 14nm technology, and not on 10nm, so in order to experience the best from the company’s lithographic process, then you will have to wait for processors to enter the year 2017.

Mobile lineup

• Pentium N3710: Quad-core 1.6GHz with boost frequency of 2.56GHz.
• Celeron N3160: Quad-core 1.6GHz with boost frequency of 2.24GHz.
• Celeron N3060: Dual-core 2.16GHz with boost frequency of 2.48GHz.

Once again, we will remind you that these processors are no way meant provide the ideal substitute for high-computing processors and in order for you to experience that, you will have to spend a bit more money. Alternatively, you can also invest in an AMD processor, since they are also impressive when it comes to their price/performance ratio.

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