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Will Pentium replace Celeron as low-end name?

Intel's Pentium line of processors has been around over a decade now. The Pentium processor was the high-end of Intel's line of processors for notebooks and desktops earlier in its life. Today the Pentium line is placed between the high-end Core series and the low-end Celeron parts. Intel, however, is aiming a new processor for its Pentium line at the server market.
The new processor is the Pentium 350 and is aimed at low-end servers. The dual-core Pentium 350 runs at 1.2GHz, features 3MB cache, and has a low power draw of 15W. The processor is a bare bones part with no integrated graphics. Intel is targeting the chip at microservers rather than high-end servers where performance is key. That market is served by other parts in the Xeon line. 
TechWorld reports that a new line of Xeon X3 servers are also supposed to come to market soon that are based on the Atom processors for micro servers. Analyst Dean McCarron for Mercury Research says that the Pentium 350 might also find its way into servers for specific tasks like printing or document sharing. 
He said, "What we're seeing is a repurposed part."
TechWorld seems to think that the part might be a sign that the Celeron line will be replaced by the Pentium name. 

Source: TechWorld

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Phasing out Celeron?
By Nehanarac on 11/25/2011 5:48:24 PM , Rating: 2
TechWorld seems to think that the part might be a sign that the Celeron line will be replaced by the Pentium name.

I hope so. I've always hated that word. Makes me think of celery. Good veggie, bad chip name.

RE: Phasing out Celeron?
By Joz on 11/26/2011 1:55:26 AM , Rating: 2
Celery is not worth eating.

Carrots are.
And steamed, buttered, broccoli!

RE: Phasing out Celeron?
By Russell on 11/26/2011 4:16:55 PM , Rating: 2
Lots of fiber in celery.

It actually burns more calories to digest than you take from it!

RE: Phasing out Celeron?
By acsa77 on 11/26/11, Rating: 0
RE: Phasing out Celeron?
By Operandi on 11/28/2011 2:29:15 AM , Rating: 2
It can happen? Are you sure?, because I had always thought that it couldn't.

Perhaps I need to revaluate this situation?

RE: Phasing out Celeron?
By augiem on 11/26/2011 10:54:17 PM , Rating: 2
It is I, Captain Vegetable With my carrot, and my celery! Eating crunchy vegetables is good for me. And they're good for you, so eat them too for teeth so strong, your whole life long eat celery and carrots by the bunch! Three cheers for me, Captain Vegetable... Crunch, crunch, crunch!

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