Faster Celerons released faster

433MHz swiftly followed by 466MHz, while Intel introduces price fork on Slot 1 vs PPGA

Sources close to Intel confirmed today that a 433MHz Celeron is likely to be released before the end of February. In fact, the date will be the 28th of February, so precipitating the usual round of price cuts as less speedier chips enter Intel's Gulag. And the 433MHz Celeron will be swiftly followed by a 466MHz, although other sources said this was unlikely to appear before early April. Intel would not comment on prices, but according to US newspaper Computer Retail Week, the 400MHz will cost $130/1000, the 366MHz $90/1000 and the 333MHz $70/1000. Interestingly, while Intel still insists it is keeping Slot One Celerons, sources said that they were likely to be priced higher than the new 370-Socket PPGA package. This is one way of disposing of Slot One Celerons, we suppose. ®

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