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The Differences Between Celeron and Pentium Processors: Which is Better?

There are debates that have been going on for years about which is the best…

vacuum cleaner between Dyson and Folletto?

Spider-Man between Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield?

processor between Celeron or Pentium?

Luckily we can answer the last one.

If you are considering which CPU is best for you between Pentium and Celeron but you don’t know which one to choose, you are in the right place.

It is true that these processors are often mentioned together, but in fact there are differences to take into consideration before choosing one or the other, despite the numerous characteristics they have in common.

Before starting, however, it is best to immediately dispel a myth: it is not true that Pentiums and Celerons are “slow” or “low quality” processors. It is true that they belong to the medium-low range of the CPU Olympus, but this does not mean that to have a high-performance PC they should be discarded regardless.

On the contrary, many customers initially think they need an i3, when a Celeron would be more than sufficient for their applications. It would be like wanting to buy a latest generation electric mountain bike to get to the top of Boccon di Vo’ (a very famous location in the Euganean Hills, 72m above sea level). Everyone has their preferences, but let’s say that a bike of this level would be slightly oversized for this use.

In this article we will see the differentiating aspects of the Celeron, those of the Pentium, and the applications for which they are respectively most suitable

Intel Celeron: low-power processors

The Intel Celeron processor stands out particularly for the relationship between performance and low consumption: it is a dual-core CPU with 2 threads, with a maximum frequency of 2.7 GHz, and on average consumes 10-15 Watts. 

From the 7th generation onwards, they have Intel UHD graphics and can manage up to 2 independent monitors, even in 4K. 

For which applications is Celeron recommended?

Celeron is particularly suitable for:

  • the control of machinery, for example for laser cutting;
  • the use of the management system, the control of the orders on the machines, the opening of the processing notes, and other activities in production.

Industrial applications (and not only) therefore, but which do not require excessive data processing capacity or high graphics.

Intel Pentium: la variante più potente

The distinctive feature of the Intel Pentium is its power: unlike the Celeron, in fact, the Pentium is quad-core, has 4 threads and a slightly higher maximum frequency (2.8 GHz).

At the card level, however, it remains similar to the Celeron, having Intel UHD graphics and the ability to manage 2 independent screens, even in 4K (again starting from the 7th generation).

For which applications is the Pentium recommended?

The Pentium is especially suitable for basic applications in:

  • automation systems;
  • robotics and HMI (Human Machine Interface);
  • totems and interactive kiosks;
  • video processing and camera control.

Pentium and celeron differences table

Here is a summary table that compares the Intel Celeron J4005 and the Intel Pentium Silver J5005, highlighting the main differences:


Intel® Celeron® J4005Intel® Pentium® Silver J5005
Total Cores24
Total Threads24
Burst Frequency2.70 GHz2.80 GHz
Processor Base Frequency2.00 GHz1.50 GHz
TDP10 W10 W
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)8 GB8 GB
Processor GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 600Intel® UHD Graphics 605
Graphics Base Frequency250 MHz250 MHz
4K SupportYes, at 60HzYes, at 60Hz
Number of Display Supported22

Celeron or Pentium: which is right for you? We’ll tell you

To summarize, both are high-performance processors, which allow you to better carry out basic operations, saving both in terms of consumption and money (avoiding you from buying oversized PCs).

The Celeron is perfect for basic applications that do not require high data processing speed but where continuous operation is necessary (even 24/7) and therefore low consumption is preferable. 

The Pentium, on the other hand, is suitable for slightly more advanced applications, which require higher performance.

If your application requires a more in-depth analysis or you are still in doubt about which processor is actually best suited to your specific case, you can request a free consultation from our technical department. One of the technicians on our team will examine your needs and the PC usage environment to recommend the Kimera model best suited to your application.

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The Differences Between Celeron and Pentium Processors: Which is Better?

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