CPU World writes Intel's Braswell is facing another delay. The Braswell SoC was previously scheduled for Q1 2015 but it now looks like the SoCs won't be ready until March 2015 at the earliest, and possibly even April or March 2015. The reason for the delay is slower than expected sample validation. The Braswell processors, which will replace "Bay Trail-M" and "Bay Trail-D" are expected to enter production in April/June 2015, with retail availability slated for June/August 2015.
Future entry-level Intel desktop and mobile processors will utilize so called "Braswell" core, that will be built on 14nm technology. The Braswell SoCs will feature 2 or 4 "Airmont" CPU cores, capable of out-of-order execution, and 8th generation graphics with 16 Execution Units. Both the CPU and the GPU cores will support burst technology. The chips will also incorporate 1 MB or 2 MB L2 cache, dual-channel DDR3 memory controller, security engine, and several modern I/O interfaces. The processors are going to replace current generation of "Bay Trail-M" and "Bay Trail-D" budget products.