Feeds

Intel grows Socket T Celeron line-up

Cheaper CPUs to push Grantsdale further into more price-points

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Intel is planning to offer more 775-pin Celeron D processors that originally thought, according to reports today.

DigiTimes cites sources from among Taiwan's motherboard manufacturers, that the anticipated Socket T Celeron D 335 and 340 will now be joined by the 325 and 330.

Intel's move to offer 775-pin 90nm Celerons was signalled in June 2004 by barebones PC maker Shuttle, which noted that its i915-based Socket T systems would support Celeron CPUs as well as the LGA-775 Pentium 4s that Intel had already announced.

The chip giant had also announced 90nm Socket 478 Celerons, but not Socket T versions.

The possibility of Celeron D parts capable of being used with Intel's Grantsdal' chipset family was raised in April 2004 when details of the company's desktop CPU leaked out.

If the claims are accurate, expanding the number of 775-pin Celerons makes sense, as Intel is aggressively pushing Grantsdale as the foundation for all future home PCs. Greater Celeron support, particularly at the lower price points offered by the 325 and 330, is likely to deepen Grantsdale's market penetration far more than if Intel kept it as mid- to high-end P4 sub-system.

Enabling Grantsdale at a wider range of price points will also encourage take-up of Intel's 90nm CPUs - again, that's a technology Intel is promoting heavily.

The new Celeron Ds are expected to ship early August ahead of anticipated price cuts which will be applied to the CPU line later in the month. ®

Related stories

Intel forecast to cut P4 price by up to 34%
Intel to add NX security to Pentium 4 in Q4
Intel to tackle Sempron with 'Celeron price cuts'
PC maker confirms 775-pin Celeron D
Intel launches 90nm Celerons
Intel to launch 3.6GHz P4 in June

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.