Feeds

Intel to tackle Sempron with 'Celeron price cuts'

Stands up to value CPU challenge

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

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. ®

Related stories

PC maker confirms 775-pin Celeron D
Intel launches 90nm Celerons
Intel prunes pre-Grantsdale P4 chipset prices
AMD readies low-cost Sempron CPUs
AMD preps revitalised value CPU line

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.