Intel Celeron Logo – With the processor Intel Celeron based on the NetBurst architecture led Intel 2002 with the Intel Celeron based on the P6 architecture continues begun way to offer the low price segment processors under its own brand name. As part of the equipment of all Intel microprocessors with a model number , this series was by the Intel Celeron D replaced.
The Intel Celerons have a smaller L2 cache , a low-clocked front side bus and are usually only available with lower clock speeds than their Intel Pentium 4s . Thus, the performance of these CPUs is very limited, reducing the production costs but lower the selling price.
Some Intel Celeron based on the NetBurst architecture have not been produced separately. With slightly faulty Intel Pentium 4 processors – typically those with partially defective cache – the faulty or “useless” cache areas are easily disabled, and the CPUs come with a lower specified clock than Intel Celeron on the market. Processors with defects in essential CPU functional units could obviously not on the market.