The Intel Celeron E3300 the new budget king?

Custom / CUSTOM
August 13, 2009 at 16:10:20
Specs: Windows 7, X2 4400+ OC 2.8ghz 4gb DDR 400
The 45nm core 2.5ghz Intel Celeron E3300 processor with 800mhz FSB and 1 MB L2 cache, makes this new processor extremely attractive for the price against its competitor.

Link to the full review.

http://xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/di...

A simple bump in the processors FSB from 200 to 266 without changing anything else will turn this processor from a good stock 2.5ghz to a fast 3.3ghz budget processor, while still remaining under 45c.

The Intel Celeron E3300 looks like a great choice for anyone on a tight budget looking for good performance.

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#1
August 13, 2009 at 20:21:44
The first thing is getting past the "Celeron" branding ... lol

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#2
August 14, 2009 at 02:52:16
Intels marketing really isn't making much sense as of late. These new Celerons are going to really start to cut into the Pentuims E's market share now. I mean, there is no diff between the lower model Pentuim E5xxx series and the new Celeron 3xxx series.

Just like there is very little diff now between the higher model Pentium E 6xxx series and the Core 2 Duo 7xxx series.

Intel should just elminate one or two budget brands entirely instead of making two or three diff types of budget brands which really makes no sense, especially when performance between them are really close now.

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#3
August 16, 2009 at 07:59:53
Hi A good point made there Cobra, resp2 , isnt the E3300 a E2140 rehashed? the E2140 OC'd to 2.6Ghz no problem.

or are these just downgraded / failed wolfdales & intel are clearing out their 'failed' bins.


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#4
August 16, 2009 at 15:18:48
The Celeron 3xxx like the Pentium E's 5xxx\6xxx and even the Core 2 Duo 7xxx are pretty much crippled down Core 2 Duo E8xxx series. The new Celeron 3xxx is basicly an rebranded Pentium E5xxx series.

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#5
August 17, 2009 at 10:48:21
I agree with Sabertooth about getting past the "Celeron" name. It's like shopping at Kmart.

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#6
August 17, 2009 at 13:59:58
Well the good news is that the Pentium's and the Celeron's aren't going to have that much longer to live. They are both going to be retired along with the Core 2 platform within the next year or so once Intel starts moving everything over to its LGA1xxx platform, that will clear up a lot of confusion with their processor platforms. Core i7 will be the highend market, Core i5 with be the mainsteam market and Core i3 will be the budget market. I was also reading that Intel might be renaming the Intel Atom to Core i1 in the future as well which will be the ultra budget market.

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