Celeron D to get a makeover

By Justin Mann on November 16, 2005, 4:15 PM
Intel is planning on beefing up Celeron-D quite soon, once they begin rolling out with the 65nm line. Aside from an increase in clockspeed to 3.20 and 3.33GHz, the Celeron D 352 and 356 will also feature a much larger L2 cache (512kb), 64bit extensions (as current celerons do) and most importantly, a faster FSB, bringing the Celeron up to 800 and possible 1066MHz FSB. Essentially, this is turning the Celeron into a beast that far exceeds the Northwood P4 line, which is the most common midrange P4 line in use. As a “budget” processor, the Celeron has been popular over the years because it is typically a low priced, highly-overclockable CPU that is useful for both cheap PCs and enthusiasts on a budget.

Competing currently with Sempron, existing Celerons up to 2.66GHz really don't match up, but perhaps these revisions will make it a serious contender. Depending on the price, it may be a way to go, especially if it works in 945/955 chipset motherboards, allowing a future upgrade path to P4.




Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...
Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.