SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov.13, 2000 - Intel Corporation today unveiled two new Celeron™ processors, its fastest processors ever for desktop value PCs. Intel continues its rapid value PC market segment innovation, with seven of its eight new Celeron processors in 2000 based on the company's advanced 0.18-micron manufacturing technology. Products built on this manufacturing process enable greater speeds, higher-volume manufacturing and lower overall production costs.
Intel remains the leader in the worldwide value PC market segment, and its Celeron processors are the second-highest selling PC processors in the world behind the Pentium® III processor family. PC manufacturers are now announcing systems based on today's new Celeron 766 and 733 MHz processors, with more system introductions expected within the next 30 days.
"For value-minded consumers, systems based on Intel's new Celeron processors offer a great way for holiday shoppers to give the gift of the Internet at a great price," said Jeff McCrea, director, Intel Desktop Products Group. "These products bring great new technology to consumers and help reinforce Intel's leadership in this market segment worldwide."
Celeron Processor Product Overview
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 also feature 128 KB of on-chip level-two cache with a high-bandwidth interface to the processor core. This critical interface is the widest cache communications path in the industry and enables very high throughput of information from the cache memory to the processor core, resulting in faster overall processor performance. Intel Celeron processors are produced using Intel's low-cost FC-PGA (flip-chip pin grid array) packaging and feature a 66 MHz system bus.
New Celeron Processor 733 MHz for Applied Computing Market
The Celeron processor 733 MHz also will be offered with extended life-cycle support as the latest addition to Intel's line of embedded processors and chipsets. In addition, Intel provides hardware and software support, design tools and development platforms for the applied computing market segment. Broadening support for the processor makes it a practical solution for applied computing developers, which utilize high-performance computer technology in products such as communications equipment, transaction terminals and industrial devices. The new processor is validated with several chipsets for maximum scalability, including the Intel® 815, 815E, 810 and 440BX chipsets.
Pricing and Availability
Intel Celeron processors are now available in volume at 766, 733, 700, 667, 633, 600 and 566 MHz. In 1,000-unit quantities, the Intel Celeron processors at 766 and 733 MHz are priced at $170 and $112, 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.
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