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Intel Will Fully Update Celeron, Pentium to 32nm

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.

Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • cyberkuberiah
    this news made my day :D
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  • mavroxur
    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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  • 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
    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
    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
    What will be the new name ? Intel i1?
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  • lamorpa
    It's just a name they can hang onto any chip they feel like. It makes no difference.
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  • Reynod
    The i1 ... lol.

    Match Point to userremoved.
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  • wotan31
    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
    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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