updated 12:20 pm EST, Thu November 19, 2009
32nm Celeron to start at 1.86GHz
Intel's first Celeron processor based on its 32 nanometer Arrandale design should ship this spring, a leak says today. The P4500 will clock in at just 1.86GHz but should be a dual-core example and have 2MB of Level 2 cache and perform faster than an older 45nm Celeron. Both Hyperthreading and Turbo Boost will reportedly be disabled, as with the Core i3, to keep the price down and differentiate from faster Core i5 and i7 models.
Pricing for the chip isn't known, but Fudzilla expects that it will be preceded by one last 45nm Celeron, the 2GHz T3300. As the dual-core chip should be priced at $86 on January 17th, the release points to its 32nm counterpart coming in at a similar price.