Intel launches 2.5, 2.6GHz Celerons
Intel rolled out two new desktop Celeron processors today, clocked at 2.5GHz and 2.6GHz.
Derived from the original Pentium 4, the new chips operate on a 400MHz frontside bus and use a Socket 478 interface. The Celerons are fabbed at 0.13 micron, however, and feature only 128KB of on-die L2 cache.
In 1000-unit quantities, the desktop Intel Celeron processor at 2.6GHz is priced at $103; the 2.5GHz is priced at $89, both ahead of the 2.4GHz part following the latter’s price cut last April. ®