SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 26, 2000 - Intel Corporation today introduced the company's fastest-ever processors for sub-$1000 PCs -- three new Intel® Celeron™ processors at 700, 667 and 633 MHz. The processors are manufactured on the company's advanced 0.18-micron technology, which enables greater speeds, higher-volume manufacturing and lower overall production costs.
"Intel has announced and shipped six new models of Celeron processors in the first half of this year -- an average of one new value PC processor introduction per month," said Jeff McCrea, director, Intel Desktop Products Group. "Five of these Celeron processors are based on our advanced 0.18-micron technology. The combination of this technology and broad support from PC manufacturers solidifies our leadership position in the value PC market segment."
Intel Celeron processors -- the second-highest selling PC processors in the world behind the Pentium® III processor family -- provide consumers with an excellent way to get on the Internet at a great value.
Intel Celeron processors feature Internet Streaming SIMD extensions, advanced microprocessor instructions which combine with faster CPU speeds to deliver a significant performance boost over previous versions. The processors are produced using Intel's low-cost FC-PGA (flip-chip pin grid array) packaging and feature 128 KB of on-chip level-two cache along with a 66 MHz system bus.
Pricing and Availability
Intel Celeron processors are now available in volume at 700, 667, 633, 600, 566, 533, and 500 MHz. In 1,000-unit quantities, the Intel Celeron processors at 700, 667 and 633 MHz are priced at $192, $170 and $138, respectively.
Intel, the world's largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom.
* For complete benchmark information on Intel® Celeron™ processors, visit the Intel Web site at www.intel.com/procs/perf.