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Intel Celeron 5205U

Intel Celeron 5205U

The Intel Celeron 5205U is a power efficient entry-level dual-core SoC for notebooks based on the Comet Lake (CML-U) generation and was announced in October 2019. Compared to the similar Whiskey Lake Celeron 4205U processors, the difference is the higher clock speed (+100 MHz) and support for faster memory. The processor cores are clocked at only 1.9 GHz (no Turbo) and don't support SMT / HyperThreading (so only 2 threads). More information on Comet Lake and all the models and articles on it can be found here.

Due to the 100 MHz higher clock speed, the Celeron 5205U is slightly faster than the old Celeron 4205U but still behind the old Pentium 5405U (2.3 GHz, SMT). The missing Turbo and only two cores are definitely a downside and therefore the CPU is best used for simple tasks like browsing and office programs. Compared to the faster Core i3, i5 and i7 Comet Lake models, the Pentium does not support SSE (2).

The integrated graphics card is still the same as in the previous generations. It is called only Intel UHD Graphics but is still the same Intel UHD Graphics 610 like in the Pentium 4205U. Furthermore, the SoC integrates a VP9 and H.265 de- and encoder and an integrated dual channel LPDDR3-2133/DDR4-2400 memory controller (compared to DDR4-2666 in the faster Core i3).

The chip is still produced in the 14nm++ process as Whiskey Lake. The TDP (PL1) is specified at 15 Watts but can be lowered to 12.5 Watt although the CPU then only runs at 800 MHz.

SeriesIntel Comet Lake
CodenameComet Lake-U
Series: Comet Lake Comet Lake-U
Intel Core i7-10810U (compare)6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-10710U (compare)1100 - 4700 MHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-10510U (compare)1800 - 4800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i5-10210U (compare)1600 - 4200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i3-10110U (compare)2100 - 4100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Pentium Gold 6405U (compare)2400 MHz2 / 42 MB
» Intel Celeron 5205U1900 MHz2 / 22 MB
Clock Rate1900 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache2 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketFCBGA1528
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 620 (300 - 900 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$107 U.S.
Announcement Date10/31/2019
Product Link (external)Intel Comet Lake Celeron 5205U

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Comet Lake

» Intel Comet Lake i9-10980HK
   2.4 GHz + 16 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i9-10885H
   2.4 GHz + 16 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i9-10880H
   2.3 GHz + 16 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i7-10875H
   2.3 GHz + 16 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i7-10850H
   2.7 GHz + 12 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i7-10750H
   2.6 GHz + 12 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i7-10810U
   1 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i7-10710U
   1.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i5-10400H
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i5-10300H
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i7-10510U
   1.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i5-10210U
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i3-10110U
   2.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i7-10510Y
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2
» Intel Comet Lake i5-10310Y
   1.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i5-10210Y
   1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake i3-10110Y
   1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake Pentium Gold 6405U
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Comet Lake Celeron 5205U
   1.9 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 2 MB L3

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i5 460M
   2.53 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 5010U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Kaby Lake Refresh Pentium Gold 4417U
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 2 MB
- Intel Core i3 5015U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 6006U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Comet Lake Celeron 5205U
   1.9 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
+ Intel Core i3 2370M
   2.4 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i3 390M
   2.67 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i3 5005U
   2 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i3 2350M
   2.3 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i3 2348M
   2.3 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2019-11- 2)