We recently heard about the expected arrival of Pentium and Celeron processors for desktop PCs based on Conroe-L core. Now comes new information that Intel is preparing a new core, Merom-L, also for the cheaper processors for laptops. The new processor series will be called the Celeron M 500 and is expected to replace the 400 series, which is based on the Yonah core. Contrary to earlier estimates, the new Celeron processors will continue to be core-core, andNot dual-core, As published in several places earlier. It seems to be dual-core processors that one of the cores did not even pass the low threshold of Intel's tests, so the factory completely neutralizes the same core and leaves the active one.
The first processor to hit the market is the 520, in early 2007, and in the second quarter the 530 will arrive, their clock frequencies will be 1.6 GHz and 1.73 GHz respectively. The price of the 520 will be $ 134 for a wholesale purchase of 1,000 units, while the price of the more powerful model is still unknown. The bass of these processors will stand at 533 MHz, they will be manufactured using 65 nanometer technology, will support XD and 64-bit expansion and their shared L2 cache will have a capacity of 1 MB. - Why is cache shared if only one core is active? Because the structure of the cache remains the same, half a megabyte per core. Although one of the cores is completely disabled, the physical separation between the cache memory of each of them will continue to exist.
If you look at the clock frequency, the 520 does not have a direct competitor in the 400 series that it replaces, since the 420 has passed from the world in recent weeks. However, in terms of the price tag, it stands directly in front of the 450, which has a clock frequency of 2 GHz. The price of the 530 is still unknown, but in terms of clock frequency it stands directly in front of the 430, which is priced at $ 86 and is expected to disappear early next year. It seems that Intel is actually "raising" prices with the arrival of the new series of processors, compared to the old series, while the clock frequencies return to their original level, with the arrival of the 400 series. On the other hand, the power consumption increased from 27 watts to 30 watts, while the core size decreased, which means that Intel saves on production costs and can earn more on any processor from the 500 series, compared to the 400 series.
In the LV (Low Voltage) category in the first quarter The Core Duo L2000 series will disappear, Is based on a dove,Core 2 Duo L7000, based on Merom of course. The first two processors will be the L7200 and L7400, which have a clock frequency of 1.33 GHz and 1.5 GHz respectively, a bass of 667 MHz and their price will be 284 and 316 dollars respectively.
Similarly, in ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) we see the disappearance of theCore Duo U2000 in the second quarter,Core 2 Duo U7000 in place, at the same time. The first processor will be the U7500, with a clock frequency of 1.06 GHz and a bass of 533 MHz.