433MHz Celeron ships

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433MHz Celeron ships

Intel Corp. has accelerated its sub-$1,000 PC strategy by releasing a 433MHz Celeron chip nearly three months early.

The chip maker said it will unveil a 466MHz version next quarter.

With the latest chip, Intel now offers Celeron processors at 433, 400, 366 and 333MHz speeds, each with 128 kB of onboard secondary cache for speeding applications.

With AMD experiencing production problems with its successful line of chips, Intel could win over possible PC makers by default.

ZDNN’s analysis of the Celeron introduction is posted at http://www.zdnn.com