Intel's Cherry Trail chips, as seen in Microsoft's Surface 3, represent one half of its two-pronged strategy for 14-nm SoCs. Those Atom-branded chips are meant for tablets like the Surface. The other half—code-named Braswell—hasn't been officially announced yet, but details of have leaked over at CPU World. Here are the specs:
|Celeron N3000||2 / 2||1.04 / 2.08 GHz||1 MB||Gen 8-LP||DDR3-1600||4W||$107|
|Celeron N3050||2 / 2||1.6 / 2.16 GHz||1 MB||Gen 8-LP||DDR3-1600||6W||$107|
|Celeron N3150||4 / 4||1.6 / 2.08 GHz||2 MB||Gen 8-LP||DDR3-1600||6W||$107|
|Pentium N3700||4 / 4||1.6 / 2.4 GHz||2 MB||Gen 8-LP||DDR3-1600||6W||$161|
Where will these new SoCs end up? Intel says Braswell chips are for "entry level 2-in-1 devices, laptops, desktops, and All-in-One PCs." Given that description, it seems likely we'll see Braswell in products similar to those based on the last-generation Bay Trail-M and Bay Trail-D chips, like these fanless systems from ASRock and Asus. Intel also released a NUC based on Bay Trail. We'll keep our eyes and ears open for more official news on Braswell as it comes.