Anand Lal Shimpi heeft het laatste deel van zijn Intel Developer Forum op z'n site gemikt, maar daarin uitsluitend processor info. Naast o.a. info over Intel's Willamette en de AMD Thunderbird bericht Anand ook over de nieuwe generatie Celerons:
Intel will shortly be introducing even higher clock speed Celerons manufactured on the 0.18-micron process with the same 128KB of L2 cache we’re used to. Contrary to what we’ve been told in the past, these Celerons will be 66MHz FSB CPUs only, meaning that they will most likely be the next big overclockers for us to enjoy.
If the yields on these 66MHz parts are as high as the yields on the Coppermines, then it shouldn’t be too out of the question to see a Celeron 566 running at 100MHz x 8.5 instead of its default 66MHz x 8.5 setting. Since these CPUs are targeted at the low end market you can expect them to be quite affordable as well.
The continuation of the 66MHz FSB Celeron line may mean a new upgrade option for older BX/LX motherboard owners, but the processors would admittedly have to have BIOS support in order for this wish to come true. Imagine being able to use a board you bought over two years ago with a 700MHz processor…