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Intel Says That Celeron Will Continue to Live On

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Long live the Celeron!

Earlier on, we heard from Taiwanese sources that Intel will be phasing out the Celeron CPU brand sometime in 2011 as things move towards Sandy Bridge. No so, says Intel; the Celeron the will live on.

"The rumor is not true, Intel has no plan to phase out the Celeron brand in 2011. Intel Celeron processors continue to provide a low-cost computing solution for basic computing needs," wrote Barry Sum, an Intel spokesman in Hong Kong, in an e-mail response to questions from IDG.

X-bit labs still claims that it has seen roadmaps that show that the Celeron will not be moving to a Nehalem-based architecture, leaving some to wonder what will happen to the Celeron brand when the Core 2 family is no longer in production.

Right now, Intel scales its product offerings with the Atom, Celeron, Pentium, Core 2, and Core i brandings. While it may be a bit crowded now, the eventual drop of the Core 2 Duo products will give Intel a little more room to keep the Celeron in the lineup.

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    aaruni123 , July 13, 2010 10:10 AM
    Never liked Celeron. Makes a lot more sense to buy a cheap AMD instead.
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    pcworm , July 13, 2010 10:08 AM
    typing on a T1500 right now
    I hope celeron phases out
    real pice of... well u know
    I curse myself every day for buying this laptop
  • 24 Hide
    aaruni123 , July 13, 2010 10:10 AM
    Never liked Celeron. Makes a lot more sense to buy a cheap AMD instead.
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    Anonymous , July 13, 2010 10:52 AM
    I think the 2 core Celeron is a good value especially for Enterprise computers. I think its better then a low powered Atom 2 core. Unfortunately the Celeron name got a bad rap when it first came out as being under featured for what Intel was charging for it. Now though I think its a viable solution.
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    aaruni123 , July 13, 2010 11:02 AM
    jescott418I think the 2 core Celeron is a good value especially for Enterprise computers. I think its better then a low powered Atom 2 core. Unfortunately the Celeron name got a bad rap when it first came out as being under featured for what Intel was charging for it. Now though I think its a viable solution.

    The whole point of Atom CPU is low power consumption and I don't see a Celeron winning over an Atom in this area.
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    theshonen8899 , July 13, 2010 11:06 AM
    I like the new Wolfdale Celerons but I'm hoping they phase out simply for consistency haha (i3, i5, i7).
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    theshonen8899 , July 13, 2010 11:08 AM
    aaruni123The whole point of Atom CPU is low power consumption and I don't see a Celeron winning over an Atom in this area.


    I don't think he was implying that the Celeron had lower power consumption.
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    triplebug , July 13, 2010 11:43 AM
    toms like rumor ;/
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    cpukill , July 13, 2010 12:11 PM
    Some of you are very wrong. In fact, Celeron is very good from price/ performance ratio so Intel choose Celeron for servers! Why not have a review for Celeron G1101? Celeron is much better than ATOM.
    Intel should kill "Pentium" branding because is very very old.
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    kd0frg , July 13, 2010 12:14 PM
    u forgot xeon
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    huron , July 13, 2010 12:22 PM
    Honestly, I don't care whether it goes or stays, but the most recent E3200 and E3300 celerons have been fine. I guess the bad reputation has hurt it through the years, but I've never had a problem with the most recent dual-core generation.
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    Lutfij , July 13, 2010 12:29 PM
    i have no idea how they became popular? really gave me a hard time with any programme's :S
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    yzfr1guy , July 13, 2010 12:39 PM
    Yeah for weak Celery processors..
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    C00lIT , July 13, 2010 12:53 PM
    Last I checked the Pentium were the new Celerons...

    So what's the point of having 2 low end cpu's.

    Celerons have had their good days and bad days... If I were intel I would think it's time to let them rest and have the Popular Pentium Name run for the Masses of Excel, business and retirement home computers... EDIT: I USED BAD LANGUAGE, AND AM WASHING MY MOUTH OUT WITH SOAP RIGHT NOW... that's fine by me.
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    hixbot , July 13, 2010 12:59 PM
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    No so, says Intel; the Celeron the will live on.


    Intel is so articulate.
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    halls , July 13, 2010 12:59 PM
    Why would they phase out C2D and keep Celeron?!
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    MU_Engineer , July 13, 2010 12:59 PM
    aaruni123Never liked Celeron.


    I suppose you never had a Mendocino Celeron then. The Mendocinos were the first Intel desktop chip with a full-speed, on-die L2 cache and overclocked like mad. The 300A was a very famous chip with enthusiasts as it was inexpensive and regularly reached 450 MHz. That's pretty impressive considering "inexpensive" still meant about $150 and the Pentium IIs of the day cost a lot more and could maybe overclock 10-20%.

    But yeah, most of the rest of the Celerons stink. The only other decent Celerons are the PIII Coppermine-based units, the Celeron 4xx Core 2-based single-cores, and a few of the current 45 nm dual-cores. The rest stink, particularly the L2-less original Covington model, the 128K L2 NetBurst units, and the SpeedStep-less notebook Celerons.

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    Makes a lot more sense to buy a cheap AMD instead.


    Agreed 100%.
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    atomyc , July 13, 2010 2:00 PM
    aaruni123Never liked Celeron. Makes a lot more sense to buy a cheap AMD instead.


    totally agree.
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    victomofreality , July 13, 2010 2:58 PM
    I really think they need to just scrap the atom-core2duo and focus on just the core I series. It's already a 3 tiered product line with 3 different mb socket configurations. Maybe come out with a core i1 or something for the atom celeron block.
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    megamanx00 , July 13, 2010 3:02 PM
    Boo
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    kdashjl , July 13, 2010 3:09 PM
    Long live the Celeron!
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