Hot on the heels of unveiling its seventh generation Core processors, Intel has debuted its more “wallet-friendly” lineup of Apollo Lake CPUs. The lineup consists of six brand new processors, of which three are made for notebooks and the rest for desktop PCs. Interestingly, these processors are based on Intel’s Goldmont CPU architecture, which is a direct replacement to the older Braswell architecture.
First up are the three J-series Apollo Lake lineup of desktop processors that comprises of one Pentium and two Celeron processors. Intel’s newest desktop-grade Pentium CPU is called the J4205 and it comes with a core count of four along with four threads. In addition, this processor also boasts a respectable CPU clock speed of 1.5GHz (2.6GHz Turbo).
Intel has equipped the Pentium J4205 processor with its HD 505 iGPU (integrated graphics processing unit). Specifications of the Celeron J3455 CPU mimics that of the Pentium processor, albeit fitted with a HD 500 iGPU instead. Meanwhile, Intel’s least powerful desktop offering, the Celeron J3355, will come with two CPU cores and threads each. In addition, this processor also has a base CPU clock speed of 2GHz (2.5GHz Turbo). All three desktop processors come with a TDP rating of 10W.
Next up are the N-series mobile Apollo Lake processors; the first one being the Pentium N4200 CPU. This processor is equipped with four CPU cores and threads each. Besides that, the Pentium N4200 also comes with a base CPU clock speed of 1.1GHz (2.5GHz Turbo). Like the desktop-grade Pentium J4205 processor, Intel’s Pentium N4200 is also equipped with the HD505 iGPU. The same specifications can be found with the Celeron N3450 processor as well, but with slightly lower clock speeds, of course.
Intel’s final Apollo Lake offering would be the Celeron N3350 and it has a CPU core and thread count of two each. Clock speed is recorded at 1.1GHz (2.4GHz Turbo). It’s worth mentioning that all Apollo Lake-based mobile processors has a TDP rating of 6W. Price-wise, Intel’s Pentium J4205 and N4200 processor will be sold for a retail price of US$161 (about RM660). Meanwhile, the Celeron J3455, J3355, N3450, and N3350, will come with a price tag of US$107 (around RM437).