Intel is ready to market a new Pentium processor with a 4 GHz frequency. It is the precision of the Pentium Gold G5620 model, spotted on some European shops with availability on March 4 together with other new low-end Pentium and Celeron processors. At the moment there are no official indications from the producer, but the details emerged suggest an announcement set for next month.
Pentium is one of the historical names among the many models of Intel processors: the Pentium 4 has been one of the best-selling CPUs in the past and has had its peak in the models with Core Prescott. Very high clock frequencies and high consumption / temperature have been hallmarks of these chips, before the advent of the Conroe (Core 2) architecture.
The Pentium 4 were known for their high operating temperatures and exaggerated consumption
In recent years, Intel has taken over the Pentium brand, re-proposing it as a low-end solution alongside the Celerons, making it more attractive with the Pentium Silver and Pentium Gold lines. The first Pentium Gold 4000 series debuted in 2017 | Intel: Pabyum Kaby Lake become Pentium Gold | in practice, dual-core CPUs with Hyper-Threading (4 threads) based on 14nm Kaby Lake architecture.
At the moment it is not clear which architecture uses the Pentium Gold G5620, as well as the other new Pentium and Celeron models. Reasoning according to the Intel roadmap, we should be faced with processors based on Coffee Lake-R architecture (14nm ++), however, given the current situation of the 14nm production chain, as well as the lack of communication from the company, we can not exclude the use of the first generation Coffee Lake architecture.
Together with the 4 GHz Pentium Gold G5620 6 more models will arrive:
Pentium Gold G5420
Pentium Gold G5420T
Pentium Gold G5600T
Even in this case the detailed technical specifications are missing, but in most cases there will be no particular differences compared to the previous generation solutions: Pentium models should maintain the 2 core / 4 thread configuration, the Celerons the 2 core / 2 base thread; the L3 cache could be 2MB or 3MB (Pentium) while for the integrated GPU we talk about the Intel UHD610 / 630