Intel Celeron 4205U
The Intel Celeron 4205U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core SoC based on the Whiskey-Lake architecture and has been launched in the first quarter of 2019. The CPU can be found in ultrabooks as well as normal notebooks. In addition to two CPU cores clocked at 1.8 GHz (no Turbo Boost, no HyperThreading), the chip also integrates an UHD Graphics 610 GPU and a dual-channel DDR4-2133/DDR3L-1600 memory controller. The SoC is manufactured using a 14 nm++ called process with FinFET transistors.
Intel basically uses the same micro architecture compared to Skylake, so the per-MHz performance does not differ. The manufacturer only reworked the Speed Shift technology for faster dynamic adjustments of voltages and clocks, and the improved 14nm process allows much higher frequencies combined with better efficiency than before. Compared to Kaby-Lake Refresh, Whiskey Lake only offers a slightly improved manufacturing technique (14nm++ versus 14nm+).
Multi-thread performance is most comparable to Intel Core i5-4300Y, a slightly more energy-efficient CPU that got launched in 2013. This renders the Celeron a very basic processor that is unlikely to make anyone happy. Expect noticeable delays even when opening a single spreadsheet.
The integrated graphics unit called UHD Graphics 610 is similar to the HD Graphics 610 and the HD Graphics 510. The GPU represents the "GT1" version of the Whiskey Lake GPU (Intel Gen. 9). Its 12 Execution Units, also called EUs, are clocked at 300 - 900 MHz and offer a performance somewhat below the older HD Graphics 4400. Only a few games of 2018 can be played smoothly in lowest settings.
Specified at a TDP of 15 W (including CPU, GPU and memory controller), the CPU is best suited for small notebooks and ultrabooks (11-inches and above). Optionally, the TDP can be lowered to 12.5 watts (cTDP down), reducing both heat dissipation and performance and allowing even more compact designs (but only offering 800 MHz).
|Clock Rate||1800 MHz|
|Level 1 Cache||128 KB|
|Level 2 Cache||512 KB|
|Level 3 Cache||2 MB|
|Number of Cores / Threads||2 / 2|
|Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)||15 Watt|
|Manufacturing Technology||14 nm|
|Max. Temperature||100 °C|
|Features||LPDDR3-1866/DDR4-2133, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI|
|GPU||Intel HD Graphics 610 (300 - 900 MHz)|
|64 Bit||64 Bit support|
|Starting Price||$107 U.S.|
|Product Link (external)||Intel Celeron Celeron 4205U|