1/31/2002: Intel continues his transition to 0,13 microns with the Celeron and the portable ones
There comes the relief of the low scale of Intel or what is the same to the Celeron; these microprocessors, which they spent it already does some time to have a bus of: oh, 100 MHz!! (and it cost them...), now they inherit the nucleus of Pentium III Tualatin, which offers them more and more rapid cache memory L2.
As has announced Intel, the Celeron with 0,18 microns technology (nucleus Coppermine-128) are on the point of dying; the last ones that will be made, will be those who have a speed of 1,1 GHz, whose price is at present of 79 $. From 1,2 GHz (89 $ to today) will be replaced by the new models 0,13 micron s Celeron Tualatin-256 .
Will it begin now the battle between the called "microprocessors of low scale"? It might be, although we doubt very much that the situation changes too much. Anyway, the AMD Duron keeps on being more powerful than the Celeron, at least while Intel continues with his ridiculous habit of supporting to the poor bug with a 100 MHz prehistoric bus and without DDR-SDRAM support. And it does not also remain already great so that there appear the first Celeron based on nuclei Pentium 4...
On the other hand, he has announced to himself that all the new mikes Intel for portable are already of 0,13 microns; a logical movement, since the electrical consumption and the generation of heat of these mikes turn out to be drastically reduced with the new manufacture technology. In this respect, the new portable Celeron turn out to be very interesting to 1,2 and 1,13 GHz, of excellent relation quality / price.
More information in:
AMD presents the Duron to 1,3 GHz
Intel against AMD, episode 231: more Celerons, price war, agreements...
Pentium 0,13 microns 4, in the hunting for the Athlon XP
The first 0,13 microns Intel are for portable
News written for: José Miguel Berenguel and Juan Herrerías