Intel Releases 1.4 GHz, 1.7 GHz Celerons
- By Scott Bekker
Intel refreshed its value line of desktop processors this week with new Celerons at speeds of 1.7 GHz and 1.4 GHz.
The processors have a mix of technologies that results in the slower clockspeed processor having a slightly higher price.
The 1.4 GHz Celeron is based on a 0.13-micron process and features a 100 MHz front side bus. It costs $89 each in 1,000-unit quantities.
The 1.7 GHz Celeron is based on a larger 0.18-micron process but features a faster 400 MHz front side bus. That processor lists for $83 each in 1,000-unit quantities.
Earlier in the week, Intel cut prices on existing Celeron processors to make room at the top of the price list for the new silicon. A 1.3 GHz model dropped to $74, a 1.2 GHz Celeron fell to $69 and a 1.1-GHz model went down to $64, all in 1,000-unit quantities.
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.