Specifications for the Pentium Silver and Celeron 'Gemini lake' are now listed on Intel ARK
When Intel announced the new Gemini Lake-based Pentium and Celeron desktop and notebook chips, most of the marketing material focused on the ‘up to…’ ability of the hardware (i.e., their maximum boost performance). Now that the processors are all listed on Intel ARK, we can get a more intimate look at how they stack up on paper.
|Name||Cores/Threads||CPU Freq (Base/boost)||Cache||GPU Freq (Base/boost)||TDP||Price (US$)|
|Pentium Silver N5000||4 / 4||1.1 / 2.7 GHz||4 MB||200 - 750 MHz (UHD605)||6 Watts||$161|
|Celeron N4100||4 / 4||1.1 / 2.4 GHz||4 MB||200 - 700 MHz (UHD600)||6 Watts||$107|
|Celeron N4000||2 / 2||1.1 / 2.6 GHz||4 MB||200 - 650 MHz (UHD600)||6 Watts||$107|
|Pentium Silver J5005||4 / 4||1.5 / 2.8 GHz||4 MB||250 - 800 MHz (UHD605)||10 Watts||$161|
|Celeron J4105||4 / 4||1.5 / 2.5 GHz||4 MB||250 - 750 MHz (UHD600)||10 Watts||$107|
|Celeron J4005||2 / 2||2.0 / 2.7 GHz||4 MB||250 - 700 MHz (UHD600)||10 Watts||$107|
Intel is separating the Pentium and Celeron desktop and notebook models by using an ‘N’ for the mobile chips, and a ‘J’ for the desktop silicon. When it comes to CPU frequency, the boost is reasonably similar, but there is a more substantial difference in the base speed, especially on the two-core Celeron. The likely reason behind this is the 66% higher TDP on the desktop components, allowing a higher sustained performance. It is also important to note that there are some slight architectural differences between the Pentium and Celeron processors that also creates some product separation.
The listed prices on the Celeron models is a little unusual with all of them being at US$107. There is potential for Intel to give special pricing to mobile OEMs to encourage some separation between the two and four core models. However, it remains to be seen whether the desktop models will have different pricing in stores, or whether Intel will rely on the choice of four slower cores against two faster cores to differentiate these.
The Gemini Lake processors have already been launched by Intel, but aren’t yet available to consumers.