Intel Processor N100 and N200 likely the first Non-Pentium CPU families

Published: Sep 20th 2022, 07:19 GMT   Comments

Please note that this post is tagged as a rumor.

Intel Processor N100 & N200 (Alder Lake-N)

Earlier this week, Intel announced a departure from its iconic Pentium and Celeron brands in favor of simpler but also more ambiguous “Intel Processor” series.

It appears that the first ‘next-gen’ mobile CPUs based on this new naming scheme have already been revealed in a recent leak. Coelacanth’s Dream found bootlogs featuring unannounced Alder Lake-N CPUs with the following names:

  • Intel(R) N100 (family: 0x6, model: 0xbe, stepping: 0x0)
  • Intel(R) N200 (family: 0x6, model: 0xbe, stepping: 0x0)

These two families are part of the new low-power Pentium/Celeron replacement. New SKU families are most likely going to be called Intel Processor N100 and N200. What this means is that we might be seeing SKUs such as N110, N150, N250 and so on, but at the same time one might wonder how are we going to differentiate the generation (in this case 12th Gen Alder Lake). That seems impossible to answer at this point.

It is worth noting that Alder Lake-N are low-power CPU series equipped only with 8 Efficient cores and no Performance cores. These should operate withing 9 to 15W default power envelope, for ultra-thin laptop/tablet designs. Coelacanth’s speculates that N100/N200 could be quad-core and quad-thread SKUs with Gen12 GT1 graphics and 32 Execution Units.

Intel’s new naming will be incorporated into the 2023 laptop lineup, so presumably N100/N200 Alder Lake-N will be offered alongside the powerful 13th Gen Core gaming series.

Source: Coelacanth’s Dream

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