Feeds

Intel to play hi-lo in 2009

New Celerons, Core i7 on the way

Reducing security risks from open source software

Rumor has it that Intel will beef up both the bottom and top of its desktop-processor lines in the second half of this year with the release of new Celeron and Core i7 processors.

According to a report by the market-watchers at Taiwan's DigiTimes, the Celeron E1000 series will be retired and replaced by in the third quarter of this year by a new series, the E3000.

The first two chips in this series, the Celeron E3200 and E3300, will retain the 800MHz frontside buses and 65-watt TDPs of the current E1000 series, which includes the 1.6GHz E1200, 2.0GHz E1400, 2.2GHz E1500 (for the embedded market), and 2.4GHz E1600.

According to DigiTime's loose-lipped "sources at motherboard makers," the E3200 and E3300 will clock in at 2.4GHz and 2.5GHz, respectively, and double the E1000 series' L2 cache to 1MB.

In addition, the sources report that the new Celerons will support Intel's VT virtualization technology - which, if true, would be a first at this low level of the processor spectrum.

We wouldn't expect prices of the new E3100-series chips to stray much from those of the E1000s, which hover in the mid-$100 range.

At the other end of the desktop-processor spectrum, according to those sources, will be a new Core i7 processor, the 3.2GHz i7-960, rumored to launch in the fourth quarter of this year.

Presumably, this new part won't join the thousand-dollar-and-up Core i7 Extreme Edition family, which now includes the 3.2Ghz i7-965 and the recently released 3.33GHz i7-975, but will instead join the current i7-900 series, which currently includes the overclocker's favorite, the bargain-priced 2.66GHz i7-920, plus the 2.93GHz i7-940 and and 3.06GHz i7-950.

Rounding out today's rumors are a dual-core Atom D510, said to launch in the fourth quarter of this year and to be targeted at nettops, and a single-core Atom D410 to be released in the first quarter of next year.

We asked Intel for their opinion of these rumors, but - true to form - they graciously declined our request, saying only that the company doesn't comment on rumor and speculation. ®

Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable

More from The Register

next story
Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad
Apple's fondleslab is the tablet dermatitis sufferers won't want to take
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
Big Blue Apple: IBM to sell iPads, iPhones to enterprises
iOS/2 gear loaded with apps for big biz ... uh oh BlackBerry
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.