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Intel introduces the Celeron 800 with 100Mhz FSB

Intel introduces the Celeron 800 with 100Mhz FSB

Intel today introduced a new processor in the Celeron range. This works internally with a clock frequency of 800MHz and a front-side bus frequency of 100MHz, which finally eliminated the major shortcoming of the previous Celeron generation, whose FSB was only clocked at 66MHz.

Thus, the Celeron 800 only differs in the , by half the smaller, Level 2 cache of its 'big brother PIII', and due to the fact that the Celeron cannot be used for dual systems. The first complete systems are to be presented at the Consumer Electronics Show on Saturday in Las Vegas. It remains to be seen whether the Celeron 800 will be accepted by consumers as hoped. There is an Athlon with 1GHz clock frequency for little more money, and an 800 Duron, which is more powerful, for less money.

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