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News Rumour: Intel to retire Celeron brand

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 12 Jul 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Obviously because Intel's low end CPU is now the Pentium.
     
  3. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    Every celeron computer ive ever used has been crap, it may have been the actual comp rather than the chip specifically.

    I think they still need a low end chip above the Atom because thats known to be slow, maybe an i1 range of lower end products.
     
  4. EvilMerc

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    Eurgh, Atom. I think an ultra-low-end category is required.
     
  5. Tasslehoff

    Tasslehoff New Member

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    I have generally used celeron's to make cheap low end PC's for friends & family
    & found them to be a cheap way to upgrade to a new processor socket

    It will be a shame to see them go especially as the Atom is so slow in comparison
     
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    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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  7. l3v1ck

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    I'm not surprised given that they've been using the Pentium brand for their lower end chips for a while now. Sure, the Pentium brand was done some damage by the Pentium 4, but in general people still hold it in reasonably high regard. Celeron on the other hand was always known (rightly or wrongly) for being poor.
     
  8. kingjohn

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    or cause the celeron is a waste of manufacturing time . the i3 should be the bargain basement , i5 should start at 60 quid i7 should start at 120 quid with the im a show off range at the top .
     
  9. Bakes

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    Celerons are actually the opposite of a waste of manufacturing time. Very few wafers have perfect yields. Some of the chips are damaged, and not all parts work properly. If they're important parts (say, 1+1=3) the chip is binned as a useless chip, but if they're not so important (say half the cache is damaged) the damaged chip can still be sold as a Celeron with less cache or clockspeed. This means that the chips which are not up to the more high end stuff can still be used and sold for some profit, it's damage limitation.

    Also, the prices of chips are set by simple supply and demand principles. Intel sets the prices based on what people will pay for them.
     
  10. robots

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    I wish they would kill that thing off. Every time I use a laptop with one of those celery processors in it, it runs like crap. And celery tastes like crap too.
     
  11. Star*Dagger

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    GOOD RIDDANCE!!

    Now if we could just get GPU makers to stop making their sub 250$ pieces of crap that spam the market with substandard graphics cards.
     
  12. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Celeron, what's that?



    :hehe:
     
  13. DanaG

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    The worst thing about Celerons -- not sure if it's still true -- is that they have SpeedStep disabled. Therefore, they have absolute crap battery life. Worst processor I've ever seen in a laptop: a P4-based Celeron. If P4 is crap and Celeron is crap, then P4-Celeron is Crap².
     
  14. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    About time they got rid of them.
     
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