Intel To Discontinue Pentium II

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Intel To Discontinue Pentium II

Post by InactiveX » Fri Dec 03, 2004 1:33 pm

Intel is to discontinue the Pentium II, of which our beloved Celeron is a variant.

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I was astonished to read that the chips are still being sold. A fine testament to a great CPU.
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Post by davd_bob » Fri Dec 03, 2004 11:26 pm

All I can say is WOW.

Why would anyone pay Intel$ price for something they can get free at the dump or for shipping costs on Ebay?

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Post by purrkur » Sat Dec 04, 2004 4:52 pm

The reason why Intel is still making them (and why they will still be on sale until 2006) is because of embedded applications and not desktop computers.

Embedded applications are most of the time very dependent on batteries or very "tight" power sources. Today's CPU's are using a fast clock which means that they draw more current which is bad. Things like SSE and faster FSB's don't usually mean much to embedded apps.
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