Operators of a Japanese website reviewed log files from Intel’s automated test systems for Linux graphics drivers. They came across the processor designations “Intel N100” and “Intel N200” and the codename Alder Lake-N. These CPU versions are likely the future successors to the mobile processors previously sold under the Celeron and Pentium names.
Intel announced a few days ago that it would no longer use the Celeron and Pentium type designations for mobile processors; instead, processors for cheaper computers should simply be called “Intel Processor”.
Intel thus follows the example of its competitor AMD, which has been selling processors such as the “AMD 3020e” for several years.
Only efficiency cores
Alder Lake N processors probably run without Performance (P) processor cores and therefore only have Efficiency (E) cores. The E-cores of the current generation of Core i-12000 (Alder Lake) CPUs are codenamed Gracemont and are slightly more powerful than the “Tremont” cores of the earlier Celeron N5000 and Pentium Silver N6000 (Jasper Lake). This also suggests that the Intel N100 and Intel N200 with Gracemont cores will replace the “Atom Celeron” ones.
The Coelacanth Dream website assumes the Intel N100 and Intel N200 can have up to eight E cores.
(Not) only for laptops
However, if the Intel N100 and N200 really do inherit Celeron N and Pentium Silver N, then in addition to laptops, they should also appear in budget mini PCs, NAS boxes, and some embedded systems.
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