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Single-core for the value minded

DailyTech has received Intel roadmaps that outline Intel’s value desktop products. New to Intel’s value desktop lineup will be Conroe-L based processors. Unlike Intel’s Core 2 Duo Conroe products, the new Conroe-L processors will not carry the Core nomenclature. Instead Intel is resuscitating the Pentium and Celeron brands for Conroe-L based products.

Intel Conroe-L Pentium
E1060 1.80GHz 800MHz 1MB
E1040 1.60GHz 800MHz 1MB
E1020 1.40GHz 800MHz 1MB

The Pentium Conroe-L lineup will carry the E1000 series processor number. Three Pentium E1000 models will be available initially. These models include the Pentium E1060, E1040 and E1020 clocked at 1.80, 1.60 and 1.40 GHz respectively. All Pentium E1000 series processors will have an 800 MHz front-side bus with 1MB of L2 cache. Intel Enhanced Memory 64 Technology and Execute Disable Bit are the only technologies featured on Pentium E1000 processors. Intel Virtualization, HyperThreading and Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology are not supported.

Not much is known about the Conroe-L Celeron aside from it having a 400 number sequence. Expect the Celeron 400 series to be slightly crippled when compared to the Pentium E1000 series. DailyTech speculates Conroe-L Celeron 400 series processors will have 512KB of L2 cache and operate on a 533 MHz front-side bus to not overlap with the Pentium E1000 series.

Pricing and availability of Pentium E1000 and Celeron 400 series processors is unknown at the moment.

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I hate celery
By The Boston Dangler on 9/21/2006 2:16:49 AM , Rating: 1
If the Pentiums are stripped, what's left to make Celery? I understand the logic, and value, of structuring less than perfect chips into a different tier, but 4 tiers already? Usually this crap goes straight to Asian markets, where cost outweighs bells and whistles.

"Introducing Celeron 4xx! Featuring MMX2 support at a blazing 1GHz! Intel Inside! Woot!"

RE: I hate celery
By snyper256 on 9/21/2006 7:01:06 AM , Rating: 2
I can only imagine the Celerons being under $100. The Pentiums should take up the $100-200 segment.

Makes sense, no?

RE: I hate celery
By therealnickdanger on 9/21/2006 9:10:25 AM , Rating: 2
Makes sense, no?

It would, but the E6300 is already under $200 and I wouldn't doubt it if the E6300 goes even lower and is joined by the E6400 in the sub-$200 market. If they are honestly going to provide "Pentiums" and "Celerons" that are even more stripped down models of C2Ds, they'll have to be really low in price for the bottom-end.

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