But these are totally different products so why exactly are you focusing on max throughput? This is not what these CPUs are about.Also we know the maximum Turbo for Tremont is 1.8GHz, while Geminilake can do 2.6-2.7. The MT Geekbench scores are pretty close between Lakefield and Pentium Silver N5000, clock speed differences making up for uarch differences.
Lakefield is meant to work in always-on devices. So the main focus was to make it run on fraction of a Watt. The fact that it scales up to 7W (or 9.5W in boost) is the amazing part. There's no way it'll beat more performance-focused chips in benchmarks.
We get as many SKUs as OEMs ordered. Intel could have, obviously, made 20 SKUs and differentiate them by 100MHz in clocks.I'm 99% sure Lakefield will "fails and costs lots of money", that's usually the case when you release bleeding edge product with hope that it's technology will be useful for later generations. After almost 1 year from being announced we get 2 SKUs and so far only 2 design wins. No way it can pay off.
It's also targeting pretty much a new niche in computing, so expecting many devices so early is unrealistic.
But remember it's not just Intel who decided to bet on this idea. There's also Microsoft (W10X), there are a few OEMs with new form factors in the works. Clearly, they all think this has a chance to stick.
Other than that - it's also a showcase of what Intel was working on lately:
- heterogeneous x86,
- 3D stacked SoC,
- MCM (with mixed node process),
- POP RAM integration.
1-2 years from now probably every Intel's consumer chip will implement something from this list.
And when Foveros becomes usable in large chips, we may see stacked server processors as well.
It would be naive to think they don't - given how totally new this thing is.I think Intel might have some problems with production/assembly of this chip.
But keep in mind this is OEM-only. These chips are usually announced with some products. Intel worked with Samsung/Lenovo and probably with Microsoft as well. It's a bit more complex than just rushing a chip for a paper launch (like what often happens in the DIY desktop niche).
Even if it is delayed, we can't be sure who was the last side to deliver.
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/design/products-and-solutions/processors-and-chipsets/gemini-lake/technical-library.html?grouping=EMT_Content Type&sort=title:ascYou sure about that? Atom has never had Turbo Boost 2.0 so the concept of PL2 and PL3 shouldn't exist.