6/27/2000: Is Intel against its own Celeron?
Intel has presented three new microprocessors Celeron for dessert computers, with 700, 667 and 633 MHz speeds ; nevertheless, the authentic news is in the fact that the above mentioned Celeron: they keep on using a speed of only 66 MHz bus !!
Numerous analysts warn that his yield will turn out to be affected by the clear "neck of bottle" that supposes this bus, after 10 has an internal speed ó more times top to the day pupil (or "of bus"). The most incredible thing is that there does not seem to exist any technical motive for supporting a speed of bus that nowadays no other mike model already does not use for PC, either of Intel or of AMD.
... For it, the explanation perhaps is in the commercial area. Intel must know perfectly that the Celeron, if they had a speed of bus of 100 ó 133 MHz, might compete on equal terms with a lot of more expensive Pentium III... and one does not want to take market from herself. Nevertheless, perhaps it should bear in mind that the new cheap microprocessor of AMD, the Duron, uses a bus of neither more nor less than 200 MHz... and the authentic Intel competition is undoubtedly AMD, not the Celeron.
In another completely different things order, Intel presented last week his new chipsets 815 and 815E, in addition to five new mikes for portable, including a portable Pentium III to 600 MHz that consumes less than 1 W in saving way. Certainly, the Celeron for portable use a 100 MHz bus ...
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