Intel to tackle Sempron with 'Celeron price cuts'

Stands up to value CPU challenge

Intel will trim the prices of its desktop Celeron chips on 22 August in a bid to fend off AMD's pitch against the value processor line with its own Sempron range.

So claims DigiTimes, which reckons prices will fall by up to 13.6 per cent. The cuts take in recently released 90nm Celeron D chips as well as older, 130nm parts, its Taiwanese industry sources say.

Paring back Celeron D will help boost sales of Intel's i915 chipset family - aka Grantsdale - the sources added. This snippet provides more support for suggestions that Intel will offer Socket-T Celerons in the very near future.

Intel's Celeron roadmap appears to include the arrival of a 2.93GHz part in August, the Celeron 340, a point Digitime's sources also make. A 3.06GHz version is expected at the start of Q4. ®

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