64-bit Celerons to come in Q2
The Register is reporting
that Intel will extend EM64T to low-end Celeron processors in the second quarter of this year.
However, Spindler's comment marks the first time the company has said as much in public. The roadmaps reveal that Q2 will witness the debut of EM64T-equipped desktop Celerons with model number 326, 331, 336, 341, 346 and 351, clocked at 2.53, 2.66, 2.8, 2.93, 3.06 and 3.2GHz, respectively. It is believed that the Socket 775 parts will replace today's 775-pin Celerons.
Semprons may still offer superior performance to 64-bit Celerons, but with Windows XP for x64 just around the corner, Intel will no doubt be pushing the virtues of EM64T.