Intel phasing out entry-level Netburst processors

  • Santa Clara (CA) – Intel has sent a notification to system vendors that it has begun removing the Celeron D 331 and 336 models from its product portfolio.

    The two Celeron Ds are based on the 90 nm Prescott core and Intel’s Netburst architecture that was introduced with the 180 nm Pentium 4 processor (Willamette core) back in November 2000. The 331 (2.66 GHz) and 336 (2.8 GHz) are currently offered as the two cheapest processors in the firm’s desktop processor portfolio: Both CPUs are selling for a tray price of $34.

    According to Intel’s product change notification, the Celeron D 331 and 336 will be available for order until September 7 of this year; the last shipment is scheduled for May 9, 2008.