Intel Celeron J4115
The Intel Celeron J4115 is a quad-core SoC primarily for inexpensive mini PCs and was announced late 2017. It runs at 1.8 GHz to 2.5 GHz (Single Core Burst) and is based on the Gemini Lake platform. Similar to the Apollo Lake predecessors, the chip is manufactured on a 14 nm process with FinFETs but offers slightly improved processor cores, double the amount of L2 cache, all in a smaller package. Partial Wi-Fi 5 support is baked into the chip. Besides four CPU cores, the chip also includes a DirectX 12 capable GPU as well as a DDR4/LPDDR4 memory controller (dual-channel, up to 2400 MHz). The processor is not replaceable as it is directly soldered to the mainboard.
The processor architecture ist still called Goldmont Plus. Compared to the older Goldmont cores in Apollo Lake, they feature a larger L2 cache (now 4 MB). That means the per-clock-performance should be a bit better, but not anywhere near the Core CPUs like Kaby Lake Y.
The CPU performance of the Celeron J4115 is in our tests slightly higher than the N4100 thanks to the higher base clock speed, higher TDP and (usually) better cooling in mini PCs compared to small laptops. The performance is positioned in the lower entry level of processors of 2020. Still for basic tasks like office suits, browsing with moderate multitasking the processor performance should be fine.
The UHD Graphics 600 (Gemini Lake) is based on Intel's Generation 9 architecture, which supports DirectX 12 and is also used for the Kaby Lake / Skylake / Apollo Lake graphics adapters (like HD Graphics 520). Equipped with 12 EUs and a clock of up to 750 MHz, the performance should be roughly on par with the older HD Graphics 500 (Apollo Lake).
The chip also includes an advanced video engine with hardware support for the playback of VP9 and H.265 (8-bit color-depth).
Intel specifies the TDP with 10 Watts (versus 6 Watt for the mobile N4100). The chip can therefore be cooled passively in theory, but SKUs with fans are possible as well.
|Series||Intel Gemini Lake|
|Codename||Gemini Lake Refresh|
|Series: Gemini Lake Gemini Lake Refresh|
|Clock Rate||1800 - 2500 MHz|
|Level 2 Cache||4 MB|
|Number of Cores / Threads||4 / 4|
|Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)||10 Watt|
|Manufacturing Technology||14 nm|
|Max. Temperature||105 °C|
|Features||Intel UHD Graphics 600 (12 EUs, 250 - 750 MHz), Quick Sync, AES-NI, max. 8 GB Dual-Channel DDR4/LPDDR4-2400|
|GPU||Intel UHD Graphics 600 (250 - 750 MHz)|
|64 Bit||64 Bit support|
|Product Link (external)||Intel Gemini Lake Celeron J4115|