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Intel Beefs Up 10th Generation Comet Lake-S Celeron CPUs

Intel Celeron CPU

Intel Celeron CPU (Image credit: Geizhals)

Intel hasn't said anything about refreshing its 10th Generation Comet Lake-S processors. However, the recent emergence of two unannounced Comet Lake-S Celeron processors certainly raises some eyebrows.

Celerons might be at the bottom of Intel's product stack, but these are some of the best CPUs for entry-level systems. Among this generation, the Celeron G5920, G5900 and G5900T were the only SKUs available. But it would appear that Intel is further expanding the Celeron lineup with the Celeron G5925 (BX80701G5925) and G5905 (BX80701G5905). Both the Celeron G5925 and G5905 are listed at overseas retailer LambdaTek, as first spotted via @momomo_us.

Being Comet Lake-S chips, the Celeron G5925 and G5905 are built with Intel's 14nm manufacturing process. The processors slide into the latest Intel 400-series motherboards that sport the LGA1200 CPU socket. Barring the T-series model, Comet Lake-S Celeron parts operate within the 58W envelope.

Intel 10th Generation Comet Lake-S Celeron Specifications

ProcessorCores / ThreadsClock Speed (GHz)L3 Cache (MB)GraphicsTDP (W)
Celeron G59252 / 23.64Intel UHD Graphics 61058
Celeron G59202 / 23.52Intel UHD Graphics 61058
Celeron G59052 / 23.54Intel UHD Graphics 61058
Celeron G59002 / 23.42Intel UHD Graphics 61058
Celeron G5900T2 / 23.22Intel UHD Graphics 61025

Intel's Celeron processors typically have two CPU cores without Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost. The Celeron G5925 and G5905 don't break this mold. Nevertheless, the pair of unannounced processors do bring some neat surprises under the hood.

For starters, the Celeron G5925 and G5905 arrive with a 100 MHz higher base clock than the Celeron G5920 and G5900, respectively. The improvements don't stop there though.

Intel has doubled the amount of L3 cache on the new Celerons. Both the Celeron G5925 and G5905 are reportedly listed with 4MB of L3 cache. Before the Celeron G5925 and G5905, only the Pentium models have 4MB of L3 cache.

The Celeron G5925 and G5905's other attributes are the same as any other Comet Lake-S Celeron part. They utilize the Intel UHD Graphics 610 iGPU, offer 16 PCIe 3.0 lanes and native support for DDR4-2666 RAM.

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Celeron G5925

Celeron G5925 (Image credit: LambdaTek LTD)
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Celeron G5905

Celeron G5905 (Image credit: LambdaTek LTD)

LambdaTek has the Celeron G5925 and G5905 listed for £51.83 (~$65) and €47.06 (~$59) excluding VAT (value-added tax), respectively. The same store sells the Celeron G5920 for £49.13 (~$62) and the Celeron G5900 for £40.31 (~$51). That's a 4.8% increase on the Celeron G5925 and up to 15.7% on the Celeron G5905.

The Celeron G5920 and G5900 have a $52 and $42 MSRP, respectively. If we apply the same percentages, the Celeron G5925 could retail for around $54.50, while the Celeron G5905 could cost around $48.60.

LambdaTek doesn't have stock for the Celeron G5925 or the Celeron G5905. The retailer also didn't provide an ETA on when the Celeron chips will be available.

  • TerryLaze
    Admin said:
    The Intel Celeron G5925 and G5905 processors have started showing up at overseas retailers.

    Intel Beefs Up 10th Generation Comet Lake-S Celeron CPUs : Read more
    Intel's Celeron processors typically have two CPU cores without Hyper-Threading and run at a static clock speed.
    They do not run at a static clock,they do have speedstep just like any intel CPU from the last..decade, maybe?!
    Lack of turbo/boost does not equal static clocks.

    Also with the price of the G6400 which has HT these are a hard sale except for money pinching big business that are buying tons of CPUs at once.
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  • chaz_music
    Also with the price of the G6400 which has HT these are a hard sale except for money pinching big business that are buying tons of CPUs at once.

    These are probably more aimed at the NAS/DAS market, but the G4600 specs that you pointed out are either better or identical. These Celerons are cheaper and miss the HT, so maybe they are mainly for lower end NAS/DAS products. If they continued their previous feature sets for these CPUs, they have ECC memory support, making them ideal for a NAS or DAS. They have the same video, so that is also par. So think about a NAS that costs MSRP ~$200-500 range.

    With the number of PCIe 3.0 lanes, there is plenty of lanes for SATA controllers and even a properly supported 10Gbe controller. I also noticed some other relevant NAS specs for both the G4600 and these Celerons such as faster memory and larger cache size vs older Celerons and Pentiums in this market space. This means that these will speed up ZFS or ReFS file system transactions.
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  • RodroX
    Intel Beefs Up 10th Generation Comet Lake-S Celeron CPUs : Read more
    I read the note and I was expecting more "beef" to be honest... 2 cores / 2 threads.

    I guess is the only thig they could make, since launching a 2 core / 4 thread would have killed part of the Core i3 market (all those "budget" still very decent performance office PC).
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  • TerryLaze
    RodroX said:
    I guess is the only thig they could make, since launching a 2 core / 4 thread would have killed part of the Core i3 market (all those "budget" still very decent performance office PC).
    It would kill the pentium market since those are the ones with 2/4 although keeping the celerons at lower clocks would be enough of a difference to not kill any sales.
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