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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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RE: What for?
By dgingeri on 9/21/2006 2:03:52 PM , Rating: -1
In my experience, it takes smacking someone upside the head to get them to see sense about 80% of the time, so I usually start there.

on the other side of the coin, I understand your points about the HTPC's. AMD never has had a competitive laptop chip, though. I think you underestimate the Athlon64 design, though. I currently have a 3500+ (Newcastle core) running as my router that is passively cooled and running quite nicely. I have cool'n'quiet running, so it runs at 1Ghz most of the time and stays down at about 32C with an old Alpha heatsink. Granted, the caseis larger than I'd like for a HTPC, but it's not positioned very close to the power supply fan that funnels the hot air out of the case. at 2.0Ghz, they could compete in the HTPC arena.

It is possible that Intel would keep the pricing down between $60-90 for this Pentium E series, but I'm doubtful.

RE: What for?
By Eris23007 on 9/21/2006 10:30:39 PM , Rating: 2
In my experience, it takes smacking someone upside the head to get them to see sense about 80% of the time, so I usually start there.

Whereas in my experience "smacking someone upside the head to get them to see sense" inevitably has an outcome diametrically opposed to the desired one.

Fascinating how our experiences could be so wildly out of sync.

/resists urge to throw in smarmy comments or name-calling

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