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Intel debuts Celeron for low-cost desktops

Chip is the first desktop Celeron manufactured using Intel's latest 90-nanometer chipmaking process.

Intel on Thursday unveiled the Celeron D, a new processor for low-cost desktop PCs. The chip, which is available at speeds up to 2.8GHz, is the first desktop Celeron manufactured using Intel's latest 90-nanometer chipmaking process. The company increased the chip's level 2 cache size and bus speed, bumping them up to 256KB and 533MHz, respectively. Previously, desktop Celerons came with a 400MHz bus and 128KB of level 2 cache. Hewlett-Packard was one of the first computer makers to offer a Celeron D in desktops.

Celeron D models include a 2.4GHz Celeron D 320, a 2.53GHz Celeron D 325, a 2.66GHz Celeron D 330 and a 2.8GHz Celeron D 335. Their prices range from $69 to $117.