Celeron Brand Surges Ahead with Three New Mobile Sandy Bridge Chips

Paul Lilly

Quick, what's the first thing you think of when you hear the word "Celeron?" Some of you will undoubtedly answer "overclocking" in reference to socket 478 Celeron chips from over a decade ago. That was a long time ago, and some of you are waiting for the day when Intel finally retires the Celeron brand. If that's you, you'll have to wait a little longer. The Santa Clara chip maker is reportedly getting ready to release at least three more Celeron chips based on Intel's Sandy Bridge architecture, all of which will end up in notebooks.

According to news and rumor site Fudzilla , the new Sandy Bridge-based Celeron parts will show up in September, with the B840 sitting at the top of the pile. The B840 is a dual-core processor clocked a 1.9GHz with 2MB of cache. Since it's a Celeron chip, there won't be any Turbo overclocking, and it will only have two threads. This one will sell for $86.

The middle child of the new Celeron parts is the B800, another dual-core CPU with 2MB of cache, but clocked at 1.6GHz. Oddly enough, this one will also sell for $86, or so Fudzilla says. If true, there would be no reason to choose this chip over the faster clocked B840.

Finally there's the B710, the lone single-core CPU of the bunch. There's no word on how much cache it will come with, though it will run at 1.6GHz. Look for this to sell for around $70.

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