Bookmark and Share


As personal computers tend to become thinner and lighter, their components should also get smaller, even at the cost of their upgradeability. Intel Corp. understands all the trends very well and in the coming year it will offer a bunch of different chips in ball-grid array (BGA) packaging aiming different market segments.

As reported before, Intel will offer two types of chips in BGA form-factor: Intel Core i7 and Core i5 central processing units based on Haswell micro-architecture; as well as will offer Celeron- and Pentium-branded system-on-chips based on Silvermont micro-architecture. According to slides from Intel roadmap published by MyCE web-site, Intel will only offer chips with 65W and 10W thermal design power in BGA packaging. As a result, there will be not too much choice for systems with embedded microprocessors.

A good news for those, looking forward buying desktops that do not allow any kind of upgradeability is that all of the chips that will power them will feature highest-performing graphics cores that Intel has to offer, e.g., Iris Pro graphics 5200 or seventh-generation HD Graphics adapter.

Intel will start offering Intel Core i7 and Core i5 microprocessors in BGA packaging sometimes in late third quarter this year. By contrast, various Celeron and Pentium system-on-chips powered by Silvermont will only emerge in Q4 2013.

It is obvious that initially Intel will offer a limited lineup of BGA microprocessors for desktops. Nonetheless, it is clear that the family is considerably broader compared to that available today and includes not only low-cost central processing units, but also higher-performance offerings. As a result, it is evident that the share of Intel desktop chips in BGA form-factor is increasing.

Intel did not comment on the news-story.

Tags: Intel, Core, Pentium, Celeron, Haswell, Valleview, Bay Trail, Silvermont


Comments currently: 0

Add your Comment

Related news

Latest News

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

10:48 pm | LG’s Unique Ultra-Wide Curved 34” Display Finally Hits the Market. LG 34UC97 Available in the U.S. and the U.K.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

12:52 pm | Lisa Su Appointed as New CEO of Advanced Micro Devices. Rory Read Steps Down, Lisa Su Becomes New CEO of AMD

Thursday, August 28, 2014

4:22 am | AMD Has No Plans to Reconsider Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Cards. AMD Will Not Lower Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Solutions

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

1:09 pm | Samsung Begins to Produce 2.13GHz 64GB DDR4 Memory Modules. Samsung Uses TSV DRAMs for 64GB DDR4 RDIMMs

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

10:41 am | AMD Quietly Reveals Third Iteration of GCN Architecture with Tonga GPU. AMD Unleashes Radeon R9 285 Graphics Cards, Tonga GPU, GCN 1.2 Architecture