Intel "Conroe-L" Details Unveiled
Anh Tuan Huynh
September 20, 2006 10:15 PM
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Single-core for the value minded
has received Intel roadmaps that outline Intel’s value desktop products. New to Intel’s value desktop lineup will be
Intel’s Core 2 Duo
, the new
processors will not carry the Core nomenclature. Instead Intel is resuscitating the Pentium and Celeron brands for
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
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.
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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Might be good enough
9/21/2006 10:35:18 AM
If the price is right (around $50), I would buy one, especially if these CPUs are 800FSB. They should overclock very well and should still perform better than the Pentium M due to the architectual improvements of Core2. I do think naming these "Pentium" is a bit silly, as these appear to just be Celeron-class chips. In any event, these CPUs provide a cheap bridge for moving to a Core-capable motherboard. I wouldn't mind having a 965 board with 1-2GB of DDR2 and a "Pentium" for ~$250-300.
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