very true, but I see it as if the die has 512kb cache on it anyway is it not a waste of money to go and disable half of it? Surely if you can afford to waste money like that and still sell them cheaply then you should be selling the full spec ones just as cheap.
As for the FSB that is a valid point. Find the chips that run poorly at the higher speeds and limit their speed so they run slowly but stabily. Good idea.....
Well, I don't think the P4 Celly is good enough when compared to T-bred. So yes, it's a wise decision. Also, it's better to focus on 2 processors (Hammer and T-Bred/Barton) than 3, even Duron has everything in common with T-bred.
Just another point: Duron can't compete with P4 Celly, especially in the future. And T-Bred can win by large.
Well, I don't think the P4 Celly is good enough when compared to T-bred.
Not necessarily. Think about it. By the time t-bred becomes value procs, it'll be the end of this year and the celerons will start to be made on the .13u process and 256KB of L2 cache, therefore making the physical specs the same as a t-bred, although it won't be as fast colck for clock. But the .13um process has shown great abilities. Especially with onyl 256KB of L2 cache, it should be able to clock in excess of 3GHz pretty soon. A T-bred at PR of 2400-2600 will have a tough time competing against something like this. Also the celerons can now use every chipset the P4 uses which means RDRAM/DDR RAM/SDRAM. It also offers good upgrading options to P4s. The T-bred won't be able to upgrade except to Barton, which won't become value till Hammer comes on line for a while.
i really dont think the duron is doing too badly
they are producing 1.3's that run at 1.5v!!!
but in an economic sense its better to switch to the athlon core design... especially with hammer approaching. running 3 different core produciton lines is NOT a good idea.
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