Core-based Pentiums, Celerons coming on June 3?

— 6:52 PM on March 12, 2007

We recently heard rumors that Intel plans to launch new Celeron and Pentium processors based on its Core microarchitecture some time in June. HKEPC now says it has gotten hold of more precise information that suggests those chips will hit stores on June 3.

According to HKEPC, the chips coming out on that date will include a 1.6GHz Pentium E2140 and a 1.8GHz Pentium E2160, both of which will have 1MB of L2 cache and an 800MHz front-side bus. Supposedly also joining the launch will be two Celeron chips: a 1.8GHz Celeron 430 and a 2GHz Celeron 440, both with 512KB of cache and an 800MHz FSB. HKEPC says the two Celerons will cost $49 and $59, respectively, while the Pentium E2140 will launch at $74 and the E2160 model will be priced at $84.

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