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 average J4115 in our database only just matches Intel Core i5-4260U, a somewhat more power-hungry processor that first saw the light of day in 2014, in multi-thread performance. This renders the Celeron a very basic CPU that isn't really ready to handle anything beyond the most basic tasks such as writing e-mails and listening to Spotify.
The chip also includes an advanced video engine with hardware support for the playback of VP9 and H.265 (8-bit color-depth).
Much like nearly all other J-class Intel processors, the Celeron has a default TDP (also known as the long-term power limit) of 10 W. The SoC is built with a fairly old (as of early 2023) 14 nm Intel process for subpar energy efficiency.