Faster Celeron models presented
Today Intel presented two new top models of its Celeron processors with 2.10 and 2.20 GHz at the Comdex in Las Vegas. The presentation of the new processors was rumored to be planned for November 10, 2002, but was delayed until Comdex.
The new Celeron models are also based on the 0.13µ Northwood core and come on the market in the usual 478-pin version. The L2 cache size has remained the same at 128 KB, as has the FSB at 400 MHz, only the clock frequency has been increased accordingly to 2.10 and 2.20 GHz. Intel also announced the prices; for orders of 1,000 units, wholesalers pay $ 89 for the 2.10 GHz version and $ 103 for the top model with 2.20 GHz. The prices are lower than when the 2.00 GHz model was introduced, which cost $ 110. The press release is silent about availability, but delivery is expected shortly. Among other things, 'Alternate' already has the new models in its price list for € 134 or € 154.