Intel's Celeron processors, with the exception of those based on the excellent Tualatin core, have never been particularly successful in their performance, mainly due to the Cache cut (half of what their older brothers' cache was) that caused a drop in performance, albeit a price drop - which brought Celeron to fruition Of honor in the field of value processors, or at least before the entry of the Duron from AMD…
Intel's latest Celeron processors are based on Pentium 4 Williamette processors and, traditionally, contain only L128 Cache 2Kb, as opposed to 256Kb in Pentium 4 processors based on the same core, which ensures poor performance at the same clock speed (this is also the only difference between the two processors).
A recently released 1.8GHz Celeron processor (about June) received particularly unpleasant reviews (HERE For example) and rightly so, since the performance differential between it and the AMD Duron processor, whose clock speed is low at 500MHz, is generally poor and there are cases in which Duron even passes it.
According to a report published on the DigiTimes website, Intel is now trying to change that, with the release of the new Celeron at a clock speed of 2GHz.
The processor is produced in the 0.13 micron lithography, which implies a transition to the Northwood core, but there is still no data on the amount of cache the processor contains.
The new processor will sell for $ 103 - a rather meager price, and a price range in which AMD does not have a worthy competitor in the field of value, although in our country, it seems that the price of the Athlon XP 1600+ is quite close to the price of the new Celeron, which changes the picture completely. Although we still have to wait for the final price of the celery in the country.