Intel releases Pentium Silver and Celeron CPUs

During October, Intel released the ‘Pentium Gold’ series Kaby Lake processors. This implied the chipmaker will have more Pentium variants with other precious metals. So they’ve announced a ‘ Pentium Silver’ & Celeron series desktop and notebook processors using a brand new Gemini Lake Architecture.

On-Chip WiFi, LACE feature…

The benefit of the Pentium Silver and Celeron SKUs is that they are built with on-chip WiFi 2×2 802.11 AC with the capability to up 160 MHz channels. It also claims this new solution to be even quicker than the hardwired gigabit ethernet options. For on-chip graphics, it uses UHD 600 and UHD 605 IGPs to handled latest streaming requirements from sites like Youtube and Netflix. Intel did not confirm or mention any 4K compatibility. It also supports a new display technology called ‘Local Adaptive Enhancement (LACE)’. This will work to reduce screen glares when using the device outdoors. The mobile SKUs are Intel Pentium Silver N5000 and Intel Celeron N4100 & N4000 CPUs.

The desktop variants are made for general computing using in All-in-one PCs, mini Pcs and maybe some low-end desktops for home and school use. Intel Pentium Silver will be marked as J5005 and J4105 and J4005 for Celeron desktop CPUs.

Gemini Lake SKU Specifications

SKUPentium Silver J5005Pentium Silver N5000Celeron J4105Celeron J4005Celeron N4100Celeron N4000
CPU TypeDesktopMobileDesktopDesktopMobileMobile
Max CPU Clock2.8 GHz2.7 GHz2.5 GHz2.7 GHz2.4 GHz2.6 GHz
GPU Clock800 MHz750 MHz750 MHz700 MHz700 MHz650 MHz
IGPUHD Graphics 605UHD Graphics 605UHD Graphics 600UHD Graphics 600UHD Graphics 600UHD Graphics 600
TDP10 W6 W10 W10 W6 W6 W

Intel made the following performance claims:

Intel Pentium Silver and Intel Celeron Processors – By the Numbers:

  • Download an 8 GB HD movie before leaving on an airplane in about one minute with Intel 9560 AC as opposed to 10 minutes with 802.11 b/g/n
  • Up to two times faster download speed than a 2×2 802.11ac
  • Binge watch your favorite shows for up to 10 hrs2,7 of HD local playback without having to recharge (35WHr battery)

Intel Pentium Silver Processor vs. 4-Year-Old Entry System

  • Work on spreadsheets, browse online and edit photos up to 58 percent faster
  • Edit a photo album in half the time
  • Create a video slideshow from your favorite photo album in about half the time

The SKUs by the OEMs should start to surface by Q1 2018.

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