Intel will unveil its next generation of low cost Celeron chips on March 29, company sources said.
The 566MHz and 600MHz Celerons will debut with a number of improvements to speed performance, including a move up from the 0.25 micron manufacturing process to the 0.18 process for increased clock speed.
Intel will also add the Intel SSE (single-instruction, multiple data extensions) multimedia instruction set, sources said.
A 633MHz and 667MHz Celeron are reportedly planned for release in late April, with a 700MHz version likely by the end of the first half of this year.
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