World's second largest and second highest valued semiconductor chip maker, Intel, on Tuesday launched new processors- Pentium Silver and Celeron engineered for affordable PCs. They are based on Intel’s architecture codenamed Gemini Lake, ensuring balance of performance and connectivity with great battery life. Intel Pentium Silver processors represent the cost-optimized option delivering 58 percent faster productivity performance compared with a similar 4-year-old PC.
The global chip maker quotes that it will offer Gigabit Wi-Fi 802.11a.c capability for ultra-fast connectivity with the new Intel Pentium Silver and Intel Celeron processors; first time on any PC platform. This would translate into the fact that the users would be able to enjoy devices uninterrupted with faster content streaming, ease of collaboration, faster web browsing and downloading of large files like HD movies in a flash. The newly launched processors include- N5000 for mobile and J5005 for desktop in the Intel Pentium Silver processor range while the Intel Celeron processors include N4100 and N4000 for mobile and J4105, J4005 for desktop.
Going by the numbers, with the new processors one can download an 8GB HD movie in about one minute with Intel 9560 AC, enjoy up to two times faster download speeds and binge watch one’s favorite shows for up to 10 hrs of HD local playback without having to recharge (35WHr battery).
Additionally Intel is also delivering for the first time a display technology called Local Adaptive Contrast Enhancement (LACE) that is designed to help people clearly see the screen outdoors in glare and bright light.
The company’s Pentium Gold processors are already in market based on the Kaby Lake architecture representing the highest-performing Pentium processors available. The buyers thus sure have an option of a value-priced PC to choose from a range of designs and price points. The designs from major OEMs are likely to launch in the first quarter of 2018, quoted the company said in a statement.