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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 a slightly higher clock speeds. Similar to the Apollo Lake predecessors, the chip is manufactured in a 14 nm process with FinFETs but offers slightly improved processor cores, double the amount of L2 cache, a smaller package, a new generation of monitor outputs (Gen 10) and a partly integrated WiFi 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.

Architecture

The processor architecture ist 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 CPU performance of the Celeron J4125 is in our tests similar to a mobile Pentium Silver N5000 (1.1 - 2.7 GHz Quad-Core at 6W). 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.

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

Similar to the predecessor, Intel specifies the TDP with 10 Watts (versus 6 Watt for the mobile N4120 e.g.). The chip can therefore be cooled passively in theory, but SKUs with fans are possible as well.

SeriesIntel Gemini Lake
CodenameGemini Lake Refresh
Series: Gemini Lake Gemini Lake Refresh
» Intel Celeron J41252000 - 2700 MHz4 / 4
Intel Celeron J4115 compare1800 - 2500 MHz4 / 4
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
SocketFCBGA1090
FeaturesIntel UHD Graphics 605 (18 EUs, 250 - 750 MHz), Quick Sync, AES-NI, max. 8 GB Dual-Channel DDR4/LPDDR4-2400
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 600 (250 - 750 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date11/04/2019

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
23.6 pt (26%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
7778 s (35%)
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Intel Gemini Lake Celeron J4125 processor

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Other CPUs of the series Gemini Lake

» Intel Celeron J4105
   4x 1.5 GHz - 2.5 GHz
» Intel Pentium Silver N5030
   4x 2 GHz - 3.1 GHz
» Intel Celeron J4125
   4x 2 GHz - 2.7 GHz
» Intel Pentium Silver N5000
   4x 1.1 GHz - 2.7 GHz
» Intel Celeron J4005
   2x 2 GHz - 2.7 GHz
» Intel Celeron N4120
   4x 1.1 GHz - 2.6 GHz
» Intel Celeron J4115
   4x 1.8 GHz - 2.5 GHz
» Intel Celeron N4100
   4x 1.1 GHz - 2.4 GHz
» Intel Celeron N4020
   2x 1.1 GHz - 2.8 GHz
» Intel Celeron N4000
   2x 1.1 GHz - 2.6 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ AMD A8-8600P
   4x 1.6 GHz - 3 GHz
+ AMD Pro A8-8600B
   4x 1.6 GHz - 3 GHz
+ AMD A8-7200P
   4x 2.4 GHz - 3.3 GHz
+ Intel Core 2 Duo P9600
   2x 2.66 GHz
+ Intel Core 2 Duo T9550
   2x 2.66 GHz
» Intel Celeron J4125
   4x 2 GHz - 2.7 GHz
- Intel Core 2 Duo T9500
   2x 2.6 GHz
- Intel Pentium Silver N5000
   4x 1.1 GHz - 2.7 GHz
- Intel Core i5-430M
   2x 2.26 GHz - 2.53 GHz
- AMD A10-5750M
   4x 2.5 GHz - 3.5 GHz
- AMD A10-5757M
   4x 2.5 GHz - 3.5 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2020-09-14)