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Specifications for the Pentium Silver and Celeron 'Gemini lake' are now listed on Intel ARK

The specifications for the Gemini Lake Pentium and Celeron processors are now on Intel ARK. (Source: Intel)
The specifications for the Gemini Lake Pentium and Celeron processors are now on Intel ARK. (Source: Intel)
Intel ARK now shows the full specifications for the newly launched Gemini Lake processors, showing us how they compare to each other on paper.

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.

NameCores/ThreadsCPU Freq (Base/boost)CacheGPU Freq (Base/boost)TDPPrice (US$)
Pentium Silver N50004 / 41.1 / 2.7 GHz4 MB200 - 750 MHz (UHD605)6 Watts$161
Celeron N41004 / 41.1 / 2.4 GHz4 MB200 - 700 MHz (UHD600)6 Watts$107
Celeron N40002 / 21.1 / 2.6 GHz4 MB200 - 650 MHz (UHD600)6 Watts$107
Pentium Silver J50054 / 41.5 / 2.8 GHz4 MB250 - 800 MHz (UHD605)10 Watts$161
Celeron J41054 / 4 1.5 / 2.5 GHz4 MB250 - 750 MHz (UHD600)10 Watts$107
Celeron J40052 / 22.0 / 2.7 GHz4 MB250 - 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.

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Craig Ward, 2017-12-13 (Update: 2017-12-13)
Craig Ward
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I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.