Six Intel Gemini Lake Processors Launched: Pentium Silver N5000 / J5005, and Celeron N4100, N4000, J4105 and J4005

Most of us have been expecting Intel Gemini Lake processors for a while, many of the features are already known, but there were some delays, and Intel has now only officially launched Intel Gemini Lake family with 6 processors.

The models include two Pentium Silver quad core processor with N5000 for mobile, J5005 for desktop, and four Celeron dual/quad core processors with N4000 & N4100 for mobile, and Celeron J4005 & J4105 for desktop.

All processors share the same 4MB cache which will help with performance improvement, and dual channel DDR4-2400, LPDDR4-2400 memory. Pentium processors come with Intel UHD Graphics 605 clocked up to 750/800 MHz, and Celeron processors are instead equipped with UHD Graphics 600 up to 650/750 MHz which the exactly frequency depending on model.

The company also introduced Intel Pentium Silver and Intel Pentium Gold brand levels with the former on Gemini Lake architecture, and the latter on the higher performance Kaby Lake architecture. Intel claims Pentium Silver N5005 will deliver 58 percent faster productivity performance compared with a similar 4-year-old PC based on Pentium N3540 (Bay Trail) based on data provided by SYSmark 2014 SE benchmark.

Gemini Lake processors will support Gigabit Wi-Fi capability using 2×2 802.11AC with 160MHz channels for theoretical data rates up to 1733 Mbps, and in reality around  1200 Mbps in ideal conditions provided the the router/client also supporting 160 MHz channels. The processor also include Local Adaptive Contrast Enhancement (LACE), a new technology that should help people watch videos outdoors clearly even in bright light.

The only consumer Gemini Lake platforms I know of right now are the upcoming Latte Panda Delta board powered by Intel Celeron N4100 processor, and Intel’s own GLK NUCs, but the company reports that we should “look for designs from major OEMs to launch in the first quarter of 2018”, so we should see many more Gemini Lake mini PCs, 2-in-1 laptops, etc… very soon.

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Tomm
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UHD 600/605

June Canyon with J5005 is must buy 2018 NUC (of course depends on price)

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No information about UHD 600/605 in press release?
Should work like igpu on i-7xxxU or i-8xxxu right now?
Exited about new hardware decoding in browser. 10bit VP9 means VP9 Profile 2=HDR?
Could Chrome use hardware decode?

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@Björn

What else would the 4MB cache be good for other than 10bit 4k on a low-end desktop chip?

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There are some benchmark leaks on Intel Pentium Silver N5000 on Geekbench4 database, below some comparison with previous generations and other low end mobile processors around the same TDPs…

Intel Pentium N4200 (Apollo Lake) https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/compare/4542640?baseline=5315637
Intel Pentium N3710 (Braswell) https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/compare/4043979?baseline=5315637
Intel Pentium N3540 (Bay Trail-M) https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/compare/3349896?baseline=5315637
Intel Pentium 4410Y (Kaby Lake) https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/compare/2686988?baseline=5315637
AMD E2-9000e (Stoney Ridge) https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/compare/4925035?baseline=5315637

Looks like Intel’s Gemini Lake certainly had great improvements going from 3-wide to 4-wide execution engine. For fun, comparison with Windows on ARM notebooks (featuring Qualcomm Snapdragon 835) below…

Asus NovaGo TP370QL https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/compare/4895459?baseline=5315637
HP Envy X2 https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/compare/4956917?baseline=5315637

As usual emulation always imposes performance penalties.

Tualatin
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@cnxsoft
Yes, integer part improved quite significantly. There’s also the dual core Intel Celeron N4000 in the Geekbench4 database.
In just a single decade or more, desktop PC-like performance can now be achieved in 6W to 10W TDP.

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@RK
Are you joking?