New Intel Celeron in January
The processor manufacturer Intel has informed the dealers that in addition to the new Pentium 4 models with a Northwood core, three new Celerons based on the Tualatin core will be presented at the beginning of January. The clock frequency should initially be increased to 1.3GHz.
Furthermore, the Celerons will be used with clock rates below 1, 2GHz, which currently still rely on the old core with 128kb L2 cache, will be equipped with the modern Tualatin core and 256kb L2 cache in the future. Intel will discontinue the delivery of the old models with the same clock, in order to avoid mix-ups, the new models can be recognized by an A in the type designation. Since nothing changes in the price of the Celeron with a clock frequency of 1.0 and 1.1 GHz, you ultimately get more performance for the same money. Intel still keeps the front-side bus at a very low level with 100MHz. Even with the only real new product, the Intel Celeron 1.3GHz, a front-side bus of 100MHz is the measure of all things. The new Celeron models with Tualatin core will be introduced on January 3, 2002 and change for 74 US dollars (Celeron 1.0A GHz), 89 US dollars (Celeron 1.1A GHz), 104 US dollars (Celeron 1.2GHz ) and for 125 US dollars (Celeron 1.3GHz) with the purchase of 1000 pieces the owner.
The Intel Pentium 4 with Northwood core and 512kb L2 cache, which, like Intel, announced to dealers on 7. It will be announced on January 1st, 2002 and will be available for $ 440 at launch and with a clock rate of 2.0GHz (Pentium 4 2.0A). For the top model with 2.2 GHz, on the other hand, when purchasing 1,000 pieces, you have to put 629 US dollars on the table.