Celerons step up to the 1GHz mark

  • (Computerworld)
  • — 03 September, 2001 08:31

Ending a week of high-speed technology announcements from the world's largest chip maker, Intel Corp. on Friday took its value-priced Celeron processors over the 1GHz threshold, company officials said.

Intel released three new Celeron chips, running at the processor family's highest clock speeds to date, 1.1GHz, 1GHz, and 950MHz.

All three Celerons complement their internal performance with 128KB of on-chip level-two cache, as well as a high-bandwidth interface to the processor core, according to Intel.

Intel's Celeron chips are designed to help computer manufactures deliver value-priced PCs to the market. The 1.1GHz Celeron starts at US$103 for lots of 1,000 chips. The 1GHz chip costs $89, and the 950MHz version costs $74, each in lots of 1000.

News that Intel has taken its value processor line past the 1GHz mark closes a week full of similar announcements from the company. At the company's Intel Developer Forum this week in San Jose, Calif., Intel announced advancements in several high-speed I/O specifications such as Serial ATA 1.0, previewed high-speed mobile chips expected by year's end, and throttled its marquee Pentium 4 processors to the 2GHz mark for the first time.

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Dan Neel

Computerworld
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