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Intel today announced that four low-power Pentium, Caiyang processors code-named Apollo Lake will be delisted and upgraded because they have serious Bug, that will occur before life expectancy arrives.
The Apollo Lake series was released in September 2016. Based on 14-nm technology, it adopts a new Goldment CPU architecture, a nine-generation verification GPU architecture and a thermal design power consumption of 6-10W. The Apollo Lake series is divided into desktop-oriented Pentium/Cylon J series and mobile-oriented Pentium/Cylon N series. Power consumption of entry-level desktop, notebook, integrated computer and other products.
Intel says,Four types of processors in this batch, Pentium N4200 and Saiyang N3350/J3355/J3455, among which LPC (low pin count), RTC (real-time clock) and SD card interface have problems, which will lead to signal attenuation speed much higher than Intel's quality standards after years of continuous use and can not continue to use.
Simply put, before reaching the warranty period, these processors will stop running because of signal attenuation and cannot start.
To this end,Intel will stop production and withdraw the existing B1 step-by-step version Pentium N4200, Saiyang N3350/J3355/J3455, while introducing a new F1 step-by-step version, the model name has also been changed to Pentium N4200E, Saiyang N3350E/J3355E/J3455E, that is, adding suffix letter E at the end to indicate.Difference.
Intel recommends that relevant users upgrade to the new version as soon as possible, but it is not clear whether compensation or help will be given.
However,Pentium J4205 and Saiyang N3450 of the same family are not affectedAt least not on Intel's list of delisting and upgrading.
Similar problems have previously occurred in the Atom C 2000 series of processors targeting network devices, storage systems, and mini - servers, allegedly after 18 months of use.