2GHz dual-core Celeron coming next quarter

Intel is rolling out its first dual-core Celeron this month. The chip is known as the Celeron E1200, and it runs at 1.6GHz with 512KB of unified L2 cache and an 800MHz front-side bus. Those specifications are definitely not bad for a Celeron, but according to DigiTimes, Intel has an even faster model in store for the second quarter of this year.

DigiTimes says Intel plans to launch a dual-core Celeron E1400 clocked at a speedy 2GHz in Q2. Like its predecessor, the new chip will pack 512KB of L2 cache and feature an 800MHz FSB. The chip will be based on Intel's 65nm process technology, and it will have a 65W thermal rating—much like that of similarly clocked Core 2 Duos. Pricing for the Celeron E1400 will reportedly be just $53 in thousand-unit quantities.

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