Intel’s upcoming processor, Intel Pentium Gold 6405U has now appeared in the ARK database. The ARK database confirms that the processor uses the same 14 nm architecture as its previous generation. However, it is expected that the new processor will adopt a new NUC9 mini host.
It should be noted that the Pentium Gold 6405U belongs to the latest Comet Lake product line up. The processor comes with dual cores and four threads and is clocked at 2.40 GHz in the base. Other specifications include 2 MB cache and 15W TDP. The processor supports up to 64 GB of memory.
Interestingly, Celeron 5205U also appeared in the same database. The database declares the Celeron processor with lower specifications than the Pentium Gold. The Celeron processor has dual-core, dual threads and is clocked at 1.90 GHz in the base. Other specifications include 2 MB cache and 15W TDP. The Celeron processor is also a member of Intel’s Comet Lake family.
The Pentium Gold 6405U and the Celeron 5205U are expected to be used in entry-level PCs and Intel’s own NUC9 kits soon.
It should be noted that Comet Lake U family member, Pentium Gold 6405U is going to compete with entry-level mobile processors like AMD Athlon 300U. The Integrated Ultra High Definition Graphics that is used in the Pentium Gold 6405U is much lower than AMD’s Vega 3 Integrated Graphics solution which is found in Athlon 300U Mobile APU.
Likewise, the base clock of Pentium Gold 6405U chip that is 2.4 GHz matches that of Athlon 300U but without turbo boost frequency, the AMD can boost up to 3.3 GHz. Moreover, the Intel processor is ridiculously small with only 2 MB Level 2 Cache while the AMD processor offers 4 MB Level 3 cache.