3/29/2000: The Celeron are updated: 0,18 microns and up to 600 MHz
Intel has just presented the first microprocessors Celeron made with 0,18 microns technology, with speeds (for the time being) of 533 MHz (named 533rd), 566 MHz and 600 MHz. The new mikes have a relation price / yield frankly good, as it has come happening with all the Celeron except the first two models that were not incorporating cache memory L2 (266 and 300 MHz - not to confuse with the excellent one 300A-).
Wretch and incomprehensible, these new chips keep on using the same speed of system bus as the previous ones, only 66 MHz, which was reasonable in low speeds, but that begins limiting his yield as we approach 600 MHz. Any way his 128 KB of cache memory L2 integrated working at the same speed of the mike does that this is not a problem for the majority of the users.
Otherwise, the step to 0,18 microns has allowed to reduce perceptibly his consumption and the heat generation, and one has added to them all the recent technologies Made in Intel: instructions SSE, serial number and socket FC-PGA. Unfortunately, the latter "advance" seems to be that his installation will prevent in the ancient badges PPGA, unless an adapter is used...
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