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Intel specifies Celeron M roadmap

It seems that these months Intel is going to aggressively attack the inexpensive notebooks market, in which Centrino has a not very good position. However, you shouldn´t expect prices for Centrino components to go down at once. Yes, you are to see the inexpensive Centrino notebooks in the market, but they´ll reach it in some other way: due to the "light" Pentium M processors that are already nicknamed Celeron M.

Last week we published the corresponding provisional data. Today PC Watch offered more details.

So, the first Banias-based Celeron M processors will have 512KB L2 cache. In Q1 2004 Intel is to introduce 1.2GHz and 1.3GHz models, in Q2 2004 1.4GHz model, in Q3 1.5GHz model. At that the first chips should consume 24.5W like usual Pentium M. At the same time we should see the 90nm Dothan-based Celeron M processors.

Below is Intel´s provisional roadmap for Dothan-based Celeron M solutions.

Intel Centrino M
Q1 2004
Q2 2004
Q3 2004
Q4 2004
Centrino (Sonoma)
CPU Dothan 1.6A GHz, 1.7A GHz, 1.8 GHz
Dothan-LV 1.3 GHz,
Dothan-ULV 1A GHz
Dothan 2 GHz,
Dothan-LV 1.4 GHz,
Dothan-ULV 1.1 GHz
Dothan 1.6B GHz, 1.73 GHz, 1.87 GHz, 2A GHz, 2.13 GHz
Dothan-LV 1.4 GHz+
Dothan-ULV 1.1 GHz+
Chipset Montara-GT: 533/400 FSB, DDR333, Portora Gfx graphics, ICH4-M

Montara-GM+ (855GME): 400 MHz FSB, DDR333, Portora Gfx graphics, ICH4-M

Alviso-GM/PM: 800/533/400 MHz FSB, DDR-2 533/400, PCI Express 16x, ICH6-M
Wi-Fi 220BG
(11b/g, WPA v1)
Calexico 2
(11a/b/g, WPA v2, IEEE 802.11i)

On the photo below you can see the comparison of 90nm Prescott and Dothan cores.

Source: PC Watch

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