Intel plans to introduce the new Celeron E3500 and it plans to clock it to 2.7GHz. this will be 100MHz faster than current performance king among Celerons the E3400.
The specification is not that impressive but for some $52 Intel plans to offer a 2.7GHz-clocked dual core that works at 800MHz FSB, has 1MB cache and 65W TDP.
The funny thing about this CPU is that it looks almost identical to Pentium E5400 as it's clocked the same, has the same TDP, FSB support but the Pentium has 2MB cache while the Celeron has 1MB. You can easily tell that they are both made out of 45nm dual-core Wolfdale, pre-Nehalem core.
The launch date might be as early as this coming Sunday August 29th, as we reported back on June here.
The new Pentium E5700 at 3.0GHz is also expected to launch at the same time.