64-bit Celeron to debut in Q1 of next year, with rumours of dual-core abound

DailyTech has received roadmaps outlining Intel’s value mobile plans. Intel is preparing to launch a pair of low-cost Celeron processors based on the current Core 2 Duo Merom architecture. The new Celeron processors will not bear Intel's Core nomenclature.  These new processors are scheduled to launch in Q1'07.

Intel Merom Celeron M Plans
530 1.73GHz 533MHz 1MB
520 1.60GHz 533MHz 1MB

Instead of the new Core 2 Duo moniker, these Merom derivatives will be known as the Celeron M 500 series. Two models will be available initially: the Celeron M 520 and 530. These processors will be clocked at 1.60 and 1.73GHz respectively. Both will have 1MB of shared L2 cache and run on a 533MHz FSB. Intel's EMT64 and XD extensions are also supported. Manufacturing will be done on a 65nm process.

Despite previous speculation by DigiTimes, the new Merom based Celeron M 500 series will not be dual-core. DailyTech has confirmed with various Taiwanese manufacturers regarding the matter. Although the Celeron M 500 series are based on Intel’s Merom core, one processor core will be disabled on Celeron variants.

Pricing for the Celeron M 520 will be $134 in 1,000-unit lots.  Pricing for the M 530 has not yet been released.

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