Intel launches Celeron range with 64-bit memory addressing
Intel has introduced a new family in the budget priced range with the Celeron D 351, fitted with so-called Extended Memory 64 Technology.
With the announcement, Intel says it has completed the transition of its entire line to EM64T. As a result, 64-bit memory addressing is now standard across the whole range of desktop and server processors although not, as yet, the notebook range.
Built around the 90nm manufacturing process, the Celeron D series offers five different versions with a range of clock speeds with the top of the line Celeron D processor 351 running at 3.2GHz. Each device in the Celeron D range offers a 256KB Level 2 cache, a 533 MHz system bus, and support for the Execute Disable Bit. The D 351 is supplied in the LGA775 package.
Bringing up the rear is the Celeron D processor 350. Available in the mPGA478 package and featuring a 256KB Level 2 cache and a 533MHz system bus with a clock speed of 3.20GHz, this processor does not support 64-bit addressing. However, it is compatible with Intel 910 Express chipset-based platforms as well as Intel 845 and 865 chipset-based platforms.
The new Intel Celeron D processors 351 and 350, in addition to the new Intel Celeron D processors supporting EM64T, are available now in prices ranging from $73 to $127 for 1,000-unit quantities.