Originally Posted by legoman786
I thought the Pentium was dead for good.
It would be a shame to waste such a well known marketing product as the PENTIUM name. I think actualy the reason the Pentium brand fell in the mainstream/value segment is the fact that Pentium4/D wasn't exactly a top performer, so it would have been a mistake from Intel to brand the Conroe as Pentium5.
Still, I'm somewhat puzzeled how 3 CPU brand are going to coexist in the desktop market because at a certain point I'm sure there's going to appear competition between Intel's own brands. For ex if we have Celeron from 40$ to 85$, Pentium 90$-130$ and Core 140$ - 999$ it gets far too confusing for the average Joe. How would we know what's best: a 85$ celly or a 90$ pentium?
Well, it's been a long day, guess I'll have to give this a little thaught.
*EDIT: Thumper: They are Core2 Solo CPUs (single core conroe), the pentiums are going to have 800FSB 2Mb L2 cache, and the cellys 533FSB and 512L2 cache. As far as I can see that's the only difference. Maybe they'll disable VT too...