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Intel Will Fully Update Celeron, Pentium to 32nm

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Amid all the talking about the Celeron's future, Intel committed to the entry-level CPU in a conference call earlier this week.

“We will not take [32nm process technology and appropriate micro-architecture] down into the Pentium and Celeron until either late this year or early next year,” said Intel CEO Paul Otellini, quoted by X-bit labs.

Reports from Taiwan originally said that Intel would not be moving the Celeron onto any new CPU architecture, leaving it to phase out when the Core 2 technology is no longer in production.

Intel refuted the report, and the now it seems that the Celeron brand will continue to occupy the value segment right above the Atom.

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    Userremoved , July 19, 2010 1:42 PM
    What will be the new name ? Intel i1?
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    Anonymous , July 19, 2010 2:39 PM
    i wonder why anyone would buy a slow celeron when all those cheap AMDs are in the market :) 
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    mavroxur , July 19, 2010 12:19 PM
    I figured Intel wouldn't drop the Celeron. If anything, possibly a name change or integrate it into another family and give it a different model designation.
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    Anonymous , July 19, 2010 12:21 PM
    A few 32nm Celerons are already in production, at least according to Intel's website. ( E.g. http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=43523 ) May be OEM only though - I haven't seen them for sale anywhere.
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    AndrewMD , July 19, 2010 12:38 PM
    The marketing that went into Celeron from an early stage is still effective today with the consumer market looking for value based systems. Not everyone needs an i3, i5 or i7 processor.
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    lauxenburg , July 19, 2010 1:02 PM
    G1101? I swore I saw that on Intel Ark....I could have been high, but I swear I saw a 32nm Celeron...
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    Userremoved , July 19, 2010 1:42 PM
    What will be the new name ? Intel i1?
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    lamorpa , July 19, 2010 1:58 PM
    It's just a name they can hang onto any chip they feel like. It makes no difference.
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    Reynod , July 19, 2010 2:15 PM
    The i1 ... lol.

    Match Point to userremoved.
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    wotan31 , July 19, 2010 2:23 PM
    AndrewMDThe marketing that went into Celeron from an early stage is still effective today with the consumer market looking for value based systems. Not everyone needs an i3, i5 or i7 processor.

    That's a silly argument, no? The i3 is much slower than a C2D. Heck, the Celeron might even be faster than an i3. Celeron is the answer to a question nobody asked. Let it die.
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    chickenhoagie , July 19, 2010 2:31 PM
    wotan31That's a silly argument, no? The i3 is much slower than a C2D. Heck, the Celeron might even be faster than an i3. Celeron is the answer to a question nobody asked. Let it die.

    the celeron is nowhere near as fast as an i3. single-core with 512kb of l2 cache? thats not even as fast as old P4's. even if you get a top notch celeron (dual core with 1mb cache), thats still not even as good as ur cheapest core 2 duo. but yes, let the celeron die please. Atoms should be the new cheap-line proc.
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    Anonymous , July 19, 2010 2:39 PM
    i wonder why anyone would buy a slow celeron when all those cheap AMDs are in the market :) 
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    rohitbaran , July 19, 2010 2:57 PM
    So, they are also catering to the low end. Well, at least improve the Celeron's performance.
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    buddhav1 , July 19, 2010 3:46 PM
    no matter how much they improve the Celeron, not one of you will buy it for anything. You are NOT Intel's target with the Celeron. If you just want to browse the Internet, check your email, and maybe play a few games on Pogo or Facebook, guess what? Celerons are just fine. Not everyone requires a damn quad core for Email.

    People want cheaper computers, and the Celeron allows Intel room to improve on the budget end, which if you haven't noticed, AMD is slaughtering at. People that want the Intel name for cheap can get a Celeron, you'll get what you pay for, but you're not paying that much, and the chip will suffice for everyday purposes.

    I'm so tired of every jackoff thinking they need a quad core/6-8GB/2TB/58xx system because they want to be able to check their email WHILE they're playing solitaire. I can do that and a whole lot more on my 5 year old craptop.

    "I think I need that i7 chip in my laptop, Facebook has been lagging my system".

    Really? Kill Yourself, people incapable of measuring their needs.
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    hellwig , July 19, 2010 3:49 PM
    Celeron is a brand for simpletons and businesses.

    Consumer A goes into a store and wants a laptop. The salesperson asks what they're going to do with it, and they respond with email, Facebook, and YouTube. The salesperson recommends a netbook, but no, netbooks are too slow, so they've heard. The salesperson recommends a notebook with an AMD processor, but no, Intel is better, so they've heard. The only thing left in the consumers price range is Celeron, and thus, another sale is made.

    With businesses, these companies get stuck in ridiculous sales and service agreements with big names like HP or Dell. Company B needs 10,000 desktop computers. These are for marketing, finance, presentations, etc... Computer Retailer C recommends Celeron desktops, at the cheap cheap price of $1000/year 3-year leases. This is such a steal compared to $2000/year 4-year leases on "engineering" pcs with Core 2 processors that the order is immediately placed.

    Really, I can't think of another scenario where a Celeron is ever purchased willingly.
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    Shin-san , July 19, 2010 3:54 PM
    rohitbaranSo, they are also catering to the low end. Well, at least improve the Celeron's performance.

    I could see them in notebooks and netbooks. Intel's power consumption has always been better than AMD's.
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    tpi2007 , July 19, 2010 4:39 PM
    “We will not take [32nm process technology and appropriate micro-architecture] down into the Pentium (...)"

    Well, they actually did... when they launched the Core i3's and Dual Core i'5, they also lauched a 2.8 Ghz, 3Mb L2 Cache Pentium G6950... so, they are not quite right. They meant a full lineup, probably, and like someone said earlier, the same applies to the Celeron, which is available to OEM's right now.
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    ares1214 , July 19, 2010 4:48 PM
    shouldnt they be more worried about sandy bridge?
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    Regulas , July 19, 2010 5:25 PM
    Acer uses the new revamped (P4) ultra low voltage dual core P4 chip, works great for Ubuntu.
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    WarraWarra , July 19, 2010 5:35 PM
    Why do they have about 1200+ models of cpu's instead of 3 or 6 per market segment ?
    They should spend time mass producing usable cpu's instead like the 12 and 24 cores since the mid 1990's and stop manipulating the market / price fixing with old junk like this.

    My mobile phone already has a 1ghz cpu in it so how long can they keep this celerons going ?

    Tomorrows comments:
    O mister your new Intel celeron pc is lamer / weaker than your 2 year old mobile phone ?? LMAO

    Damn this sounds like Apple and their first / current Intel crap tops "overpriced laptops".

    My satellite receiver box might still use something old like a 500mhz or 800mhz celeron cpu (media centre pc 8 years old pc).

    It is obvious they are trying to squeeze the last bit of life out of stuff that should not work anymore.

    Maybe if they stop changing the cpu socket 20 times in 1 year they could become more productive / competitive seeing very few can afford to spend $700-$900 for i3/i5/i7 6core box that barely has 3% to 5% performance increase over what they have had for the last 3 years "q9550".
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    Gin Fushicho , July 19, 2010 5:36 PM
    Hopefully they mark every single one as "32nm" so I know which one i'm getting in my laptop.
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