Intel announces Pentium Silver and Celeron ‘Gemini Lake’ processors for budget PCs

Intel today announced the new Intel Pentium Silver and Intel Celeron processors built on Gemini Lake architecture targeting low-cost PCs.

To help differentiate Pentium processor performance levels and make it easier for consumers to decide, Intel is introducing new brand levels: Intel Pentium Silver and Intel Pentium Gold. Intel Pentium Silver processors are based on the Gemini Lake architecture and it rrepresents low-end of the product. Intel Pentium Gold processors are already in market based on the Kaby Lake architecture.

Intel is introducing a new display technology called Local Adaptive Contrast Enhancement (LACE) with these processors. This technology will help people clearly see the screen outdoors in glare and bright light.

Intel didn’t claim any solid performance improvements over previous generation processors, but it mentioned some random numbers like users can work on spreadsheets, browse online and edit photos up to 58 percent faster.

  • Download an 8GB HD movie before leaving on an airplane in about one minute with Intel 9560 AC as opposed to 10 minutes with 802.11 BGN
  • Up to two times faster download speed than a 2×2 802.11AC
  • Edit a photo album in half the time
  • Binge watch your favorite shows for up to 10 hrs of HD local playback without having to recharge (35WHr battery)
  • Create a video slideshow from your favorite photo album in about half the time

The new processors launching today are:

  • Intel Pentium Silver processors N5000 for mobile and J5005 for desktop
  • Intel Celeron processors N4100 and N4000 for mobile and J4105 and J4005 for desktop

Windows PCs with these new processors will be available from major OEMs in the first quarter of 2018.

Source: Intel