Intel's CPU roadmap has been updated
, with the addition of several planned CPUs in the short term following some being discontinued. For the CPUs that are being discontinued, Intel is planning to phase-out four of the Core 2 Quad processors, ten different models of the Core 2 Duo, three of the older single-core Pentiums and a single Celeron, the E1200. All of the above are being discontinued in a few months.
The updated roadmap is adding a 2.5GHz Core 2 Quad, the Q8300, another Pentium, the E5300 and a single dual-core Celeron, the E1500. The Celeron is especially noteworthy – the 2.2GHz chip is supposedly going to be sold at a mere $53 in quantity. Dual-core computing is becoming truly available even at the “entry-level” market.
Several more CPUs have been announced, all inside their existing lines. Most of them are coming out within the next three months.