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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RE: Let me translate this...
9/21/2006 3:25:52 PM
Are you kidding me? Sure, Intel should just throw away those lower-binned chips instead of trying to sell them. Sounds like a GREAT business model. Try passing that message along to shareholders.
: "Uhh, hi guys... we feel it's just better to not compete with our chief rival because we feel bad about taking the performance crown away from them when we introduced Conroe. You guys understand, right?"
: "Sure, Intel, that's fine. I think I'll go and sell all my stock right now."
The problem with that logic is that they've practically already lost the money in the lower-binned chips if they don't at least try and sell them. Seems like a logical decision to me. Sure, you might not want one, but I'm sure someone will buy some, and that's good business for Intel.
RE: Let me translate this...
9/22/2006 7:36:45 PM
Yes. Yes, I am kidding you. I was poking fun on how absurd the previous suggestion was if you were Intel, but my point seems to not have come through.
"So if you want to save the planet, feel free to drive your Hummer. Just avoid the drive thru line at McDonalds." -- Michael Asher
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