Intel Pentium Silver and Celeron (Gemini Lake) CPUs

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  1. Agg

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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.
     
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    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
     
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