Intel Pentium Silver and Celeron (Gemini Lake) CPUs

Discussion in 'Intel x86 CPUs and chipsets' started by Agg, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. Agg

    Agg Lord of the Pings

    Jun 16, 2001
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    Intel have new Pentium Silver and Celeron CPUs. The new Intel Pentium Silver and Intel Celeron processors are based on Intel’s architecture codenamed Gemini Lake, and are engineered for a great balance of performance and connectivity for the things people do every day – working on office documents and spreadsheets, browsing online, enjoying favorite shows and movies, and editing photos – with great battery life.
  2. Blotto Otto

    Blotto Otto Member

    Aug 31, 2014
    I've been holding off buying a SFF NUC style box for a year
    waiting to see what Gemini Lake has in store,
    however it looks like it could be next March before the hardware goes on sale.

    Apollo Lake was a stuff up with the HDMI 2.0 drivers and ports not working correctly as per specification.

    Intel's inability to come up with a fix for this must have been an embarrassing reflection on their quality control problems.

    Intel's GML release headlines "Performance and Connectivity at Amazing Value"
    but at first look DDR4-2400 Sodimms are needed currently ~A$240 for 16Gb
    and there is no room to fit a Sata SSD?
    so $125 for 256Gb M.2 model.

    Even with a bottom feeding dual-core Intel Celeron J4005 CPU
    the lower end NUC7CJYH model will probably cost $225
    so it is looking a $600 shark bite all up,
    more if Windoze is needed.

    Not much value or performance there for what you get.

    ATM, making up a mITX box out of used parts
    I have laying round is starting to look like a better idea.
    with an old i3, 8 gigs of DDR3, spare SATA SSD and
    a used GT1030 graphics card might just be the way to go
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2017

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