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Intel Celeron J4125

Intel Celeron J4125

The Intel Celeron J4125 is a quad-core SoC primarily for inexpensive mini PCs and was announced late 2019. It runs at 2-2.7 GHz (Single Core Burst) and is based on the Gemini Lake platform (2019 refresh). Compared to the predecessor, the refresh offers slightly higher clock speeds. 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, partial Wi-Fi 5 support, all in a smaller package. 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.

Architecture

The processor architecture is still called Goldmont Plus. Compared to the older Goldmont cores in Apollo Lake, they feature an increased level 2 cache (to 4 MB). That means the per-clock-performance should be a bit better, but not near the Core CPUs like Kaby Lake Y.

Performance

The average J4125 in our database outguns the AMD 3050e just slightly, the latter being a dual-core, Zen-based, entry-level processor of nearly the same energy efficiency, as far as multi-thread benchmark scores are concerned. This means the Celeron is a very basic CPU that's good for basic day-to-day activities only.

The Beelink GK Mini is one of the fastest systems built around the J4125 that we know of. It can be roughly 70% faster in CPU-bound workloads than the slowest system featuring the same chip in our database, as of August 2023.

GPU Performance

The UHD Graphics 600 (Gemini Lake) is based on Intel's Gen9 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 material (8-bit color-depth).

Power consumption

Like most J-class Intel processors, the Celeron has a default TDP, also known as the long-term power limit, of 10 W. This is low enough, allowing laptop makers to ditch fans while building a passively cooled laptop, tablet or mini-PC around the chip.

The Intel Celeron J4125 is built with one of the old 14 nm Intel processes for poor, as of early 2023, energy efficiency.

SeriesIntel Gemini Lake
CodenameGemini Lake Refresh

Series: Gemini Lake Gemini Lake Refresh

Intel Pentium Silver J5040 compare2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 4 cores
Intel Pentium Silver N5030 compare1.1 - 3.1 GHz4 / 4 cores
Intel Celeron J4125 « 2 - 2.7 GHz4 / 4 cores
Intel Celeron N4120 compare1.1 - 2.6 GHz4 / 4 cores
Intel Celeron J4025 compare2 - 2.9 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Celeron N4020 compare1.1 - 2.8 GHz2 / 2 cores
Clock Rate2000 - 2700 MHz
Level 2 Cache4 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)10 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketBGA1090
FeaturesDDR4-2400/LPDDR4-2400 RAM, PCIe 2, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, VMX, SMEP, SMAP, MPX, EIST, TM1, TM2, Turbo, AES-NI, RDRAND, RDSEED, SHA, SGX
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 600 (250 - 750 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Announcement Date11/04/2019
Product Link (external)ark.intel.com

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
17.8 pt (25%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 860     avg: 1203     median: 1186 (1%)     max: 1563 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 148     avg: 223.4     median: 243 (2%)     max: 271 Points
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Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 2.13     avg: 2.8     median: 3.1 (4%)     max: 3.09 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 0.84     avg: 0.9     median: 0.9 (21%)     max: 0.92 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 2070     avg: 2159     median: 2112 (13%)     max: 2295 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 4102     avg: 6188     median: 7128 (5%)     max: 7335 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 9697     avg: 10201     median: 10201 (7%)     max: 10705 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 3669     avg: 3690     median: 3690 (4%)     max: 3711 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 11.31     avg: 13.7     median: 13.1 (5%)     max: 16.75 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 52.6     avg: 64.3     median: 61.4 (14%)     max: 78.9 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 0.95     avg: 1.4     median: 1.5 (3%)     max: 1.61 fps
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.196     avg: 0.2     median: 0.3 (5%)     max: 0.266 GB/s
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
7856 Seconds (100%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 1.525     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (34%)     max: 1.579 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2373     avg: 3327     median: 3740 (8%)     max: 3869 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 24.57     avg: 31.6     median: 24.6 (5%)     max: 45.52 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 1332.53     avg: 3652     median: 1845 (8%)     max: 7778 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 3522     avg: 5431     median: 5430.5 (5%)     max: 7339 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 10102     avg: 19782     median: 19782 (16%)     max: 29462 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 11105     avg: 23313     median: 29231 (24%)     max: 29602 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 17507     avg: 26606     median: 26606 (22%)     max: 35705 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 451     avg: 455.7     median: 453 (2%)     max: 463 points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 1163     avg: 1388     median: 1482 (5%)     max: 1519 points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1922     avg: 1948     median: 1924 (19%)     max: 1997 points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 4246     avg: 5158     median: 5468 (6%)     max: 5761 points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 2216     avg: 2258     median: 2276 (3%)     max: 2291 ms
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 86.2     avg: 89.2     median: 88.7 (18%)     max: 93.2 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 7.87     avg: 12.5     median: 12.4 (2%)     max: 17.4 Watt
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Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 9.24     avg: 11     median: 11.4 (2%)     max: 12.3 Watt
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Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption - external Monitor *
3.2 Watt (2%)
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Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 13     avg: 18.4     median: 19.8 (15%)     max: 22.4 Points per Watt