Intel just detailed their new lineup of SoCs targeted at lower priced systems and laptops. These chips, belonging to the Gemini Lake family, will succeed the current Braswell generation. Together with the new architecture, that promises better IPC performance, they will come with increased clock speeds, most significantly the boost frequencies.
Intel Gemini Lake Lineup
While Intel mentions an increased performance of 58% you’ll have to take a look at the fine print to see that that isn’t referring to the previous architecture but rather to the Pentium N3540 (Released in July 2014).
According to the already accessible details in Intels ARK database those chips will support up to 8GB of DDR4 memory, 3 displays and offer 4K support at 60Hz. Even though Intel, in the announcement, mentions the importance of WiFi that will be offered with all new processors that leaves out the part about the need for a so called Companion RF (CRF) Module needed to actually use the wireless Options. So a Pentium N5000 only holds the CNVi portion of the package and does not guarantee WiFi capability. That depends of the manufacturer of the system and the presence of the CRF module. So you still have to check the feature list to make sure.
While all of those chips were launched just yesterday Intel expects mayor retailers to start shipping their systems in Q1 ’18.