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Gemini Lake Refresh - New entry-level CPUs from Intel

Intel just introduced three new mobile entry-level CPUs from the Gemini Lake series. They all feature a higher maximum processor frequency compared to the older CPUs, but there are no new features.

The new Pentium and Celeron SoCs (System on a Chip) still integrate two or four Goldmont Plus processor cores that are now clocked at up to 3.1 GHz (in the Pentium Silver N5030 top model). The dual-channel memory controller is still limited to 2400 MHz (DDR4 and LPDDR4) and also the integrated Intel UHD Graphics 600 / 605 graphics card is unchanged. That means that the new CPUs will still offer just limited performance that is only suited for light office and web usage. If paired with a low amount of memory and slow HDD or eMMC drives, the systems will especially feel rather slow. 

In addition to the mobile CPUs (which will be most likely found in low-end laptops and tablets), Intel also refreshed three desktop CPUs (Pentium J5040, Celeron J4125, and J4025) with 100 MHz higher clock speed than their mobile counterparts and higher TDPs.

Gemini Lake Refresh Mobile CPUs
Gemini Lake Refresh Mobile CPUs
Gemini Lake Refresh Desktop CPUs
Gemini Lake Refresh Desktop CPUs
      Model
L2 Cache + L3 CacheTDP (Watt)MHz - TurboCores / ThreadsCinebench R15 CPU Single 64BitCinebench R15 CPU Multi 64BitCinebench R20x264 Pass 1
Intel Pentium Silver N50304MB62000 ‑ 31004/4
Intel Celeron J41054MB101500 ‑ 25004/4
73
270
Intel Celeron J40054MB102000 ‑ 27002/2
77
144
49.93
Intel Pentium Silver N50004MB61100 ‑ 27004/4
78n10
236.5n10
484n3
76.3
Intel Celeron N41204MB61100 ‑ 26004/4
Intel Celeron N41004MB61100 ‑ 24004/4
69n7
208n7
459.5n2
57.94n2
Intel Celeron N40204MB61100 ‑ 28002/2
Intel Celeron N40004MB61100 ‑ 26002/2
70n2
138.5n2
47.3
(-) * Smaller values are better. / n123 Number of benchmarks for this median value / * Approximate position

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Klaus Hinum, 2019-11- 4 (Update: 2019-11- 5)