Intel has announced today new entry-level Pentium Silver and Celeron processors, which are based on the company's new "Gemini Lake" architecture. These new chips are "engineered for a great balance of performance and connectivity," bringing support for Gigabit Wi-Fi capability thanks to the faster 2×2 802.11AC industry standard.
It's often difficult to understand Intel's extensive processor lineup, and the company notes that the new Pentium Silver processors are different from the more powerful Pentium Gold series (also launching in December), which are based on the company's existing Kaby Lake architecture. Of course, there are also different Pentium Silver and Celeron processors for mobile and desktop PCs, and you can find all details about the specs below:
"With Intel Pentium Silver and Intel Celeron processors, Intel has worked hard to ensure buyers have the flexibility to choose from a range of designs – laptops, 2 in 1s, all-in-one PCs, mini PCs and desktops – and price points, providing a value-priced PC that handles the things they do most at home, at school or on the go," the company explained. The new Pentium Silver and Celeron processors are available to purchase starting today, and they should be found in new affordable desktop PCs and laptops in Q1 2018.