Intel afslører 'Lakefield' Heterogen SoC og 'Project Athena'



Intel today unveiled a killer new product with which it hopes to bring about as big a change to mobile computing as Ultrabook did some eight years ago. This effort is a combination of a new mobile computing form-factor codenamed 'Project Athena,' and an SoC at its heart, codenamed 'Lakefield.' Put simply, 'Lakefield' is a 10 nm SoC that's integrated much in the same way as today's ARM SoCs, which combine IP from various vendors onto a single PoP (package-over-package) Foveros die.

Den største nyskabelse med 'Lakefield' er dets hybride x86-multi-core CPU-design, der kombinerer fire Atom-klassen laveffektkerner med en Core-klasse 'Sunny Cove'-kerne, i en opsætning svarende til ARM's store.LITTLE. Lav effektbehandlingsbelastninger fordeles til de mindre kerner, mens den store kerne vågner op for at håndtere tunge belastninger. SoC integrerer også en Gen 11 iGPU-kerne, delvise komponenter til at accelerere 802.11ax WLAN, 5G, en PoP DRAM og NVMe lagerenheder. Referencekortet baseret på 'Lakefield' er næppe større end en M.2 SSD!