Coming of Celerons with 512K L2 cache

By Derek Sooman on July 15, 2005, 2:53 PM
Intel's Celeron cut down range of desktop processors will see their level two caches go to 512K, it has been revealed. These 512K Celerons will be based on Intel's 65 nanometre Cedar Mill processor family.

Celerons to come later this year include the 355, a 3.33GHz processor, but that will only have 256K cache. The 355 number will stay when the process is migrated, so we'll have 355s and 351 Celerons by the second half of next year which are different sorts of beast altogether.
These new chips will retain the same numbers as future 90 nanometre processors, and will continue to use the LGA 775 socket and a 533MHz front side bus.

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Soul Harvester said:
Depending on the price, these might end up being a fantastic chip for hobbyists and overclockers. With 512kb L2 cache you're looking at roughly earlier P4 performance, with the low FSB wanted for high overclocking. The lowest speed Celeron might make it up to 800, or who knows, maybe even 1066. What a site that would be. Could this be the return of the Celeron as a great hobby chip? I remember the glory days of the CeleronA when everyone and their brother's mother was getting a 300/66 CeleronA and bumping it up to 450/100. Back then it totally crushed a P2 and earlier P3s in many benchmarks because it had full speed L2 cache vs half speed.
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