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Intel 14nm Braswell-based Atom to have DirectX 12 support

Posted on Tuesday, February 17 2015 @ 12:18:59 CET by

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Intel's upcoming 14nm Braswell-based Atom processor is expected to come to notebooks/netbooks in Q3 2015. This new chip will be launched under the Pentium and Celeron brands, there will be quad-core, four-threaded as well as dual-core, dual-threaded chips.

The integrated graphics is based on Intel's Low Power Gen 8 graphics with 16 EUs and support for DirectX 12 and a resolution of up to 4K x 2K. Full details at FUD Zilla.
The platform supports DDR3L 1600 MHz in SODIMM form factor and is capable of handling a maximum of 8GB, which we believe is fine for this market segment. The Braswell platform has 4x 1PCIe 2.0, 2 SATA 3.0. eMMC 4.51 and SD Card 3.01 support. It supports SDIO, UAART and 8 I2C connectors. It comes with total of five USB ports, where four are USB 3.0 and one is USB 2.0. The platform supports HD audio and the integrated graphics of choice is based on Intel's "Low power Gen 8 graphics" with up to 16 EUs. The graphics part supports DirectX 12, as long as you use Windows 10 and Open GL 4.2.

You can use up to three displays and they support maximum of 4K x 2K resolution. Internally the platform supports eDP 1.4 with up to 2560x1440 resolution, while for external displays you can use both HDMI or Display Port. The maximum resolution is once again 4K x 2K.



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