Intel Celeron, Core i7, and Atom lineup leaked?
Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:58 am
Apparently there's a new line of celery-packing Celeron processors coming in Q3 called E3000, starting with the 2.4GHz E3200 and the 2.5GHz E3300. Both feature 1MB of L2 cache, 800MHz FSB, 65W power consumption, and hardware virtualization, meaning either can take you to XP-on-Win7 nerdvana. There will also be a new Core i7 960 chip with a core frequency of 3.2GHz in the fourth quarter, which is also when the nettop-intended dual-core Atom D510 will drop, while the more portable-friendly dual-core Atom D410 won't release until Q1 2010... That sucks for netbook lovers!!
Intel plans to launch new 45nm Celeron E3000 series CPUs targeting the entry-level market in third-quarter 2009 to replace the current Celeron E1000 series The company will also release a new Core i7 CPU in the fourth quarter, according to sources at motherboard makers.
Intel will launch two CPUs under the Celeron E3000 series initially in the third quarter – the Celeron E3200 and E3300, featuring core frequencies of 2.4GHz, and 2.5GHz, respectively, as well as the same 1MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB, and 65W TDP. Celeron E3000 series CPUs will support VT-x virtualization.
Intel will launch the Core i7 960 CPU in the fourth quarter, with a core frequency of 3.2GHz.
Intel's dual-core Atom D510 CPU for nettops will also launch in the fourth quarter and the single-core Atom D410 CPU will follow in the first quarter of 2010.
Intel expects the proportion of Celeron E3000 CPUs out of the company's overall entry-level CPU shipments will reach 10% in the fourth quarter, while 65nm Celeron E1000s will drop from 20% in the third quarter to 10% in the fourth.
Intel's Celeron 400 series will account for 18% of shipments in the fourth quarter, Atom D510 around 2%, Atom 330 around 50% and Atom 230 around 10%, the sources noted.
For the first quarter of 2010, the Celeron E3000 will jump to 21%, Celeron E1000s be completely phased out of the market, and the Celeron 400 series will account for around 15%, Atom D510 25%, Atom 330 27% and both Atom D410 and Atom 230 6% each.
Intel declined the opportunity to respond to this report saying it cannot comment on unannounced products.