Prescott Celerons to Be Compatible with Current Mainboards?

Thanks xStainDx....The Inquirer released some new information regarding Intel Celeron processors based on Prescott 90nm core due to be out in the first half of the next year. Probably you already know the basic specifications of the next-generation Celeron chips from our previous reports (see this news-story), but there is a ridiculous thing you probably did not know: the Intel Celeron processors on new core are reportedly compliant with the current VRM 10.0 FMB 1.0 (VIN 1.0) specifications.

All those who acquired a shiny-new i865P/i865PE or even i875P platform earlier this year or will get it throughout a month from now will be able to use Celeron CPUs based on the Prescott core despite of the fact that such mainboards will not be able to work with Prescott processors, as we revealed on the 11th of July (see this news-story). It is a bit strange since Intel Pentium 4 and Celeron processors have almost no differences, other than PSB speed and cache size. Frankly speaking, I have no idea in this case, why the code-named Prescott processor needs new VRMs and Celeron based on the same core does not. Oh, well, maybe the causes for this nasty fact for computer hardware enthusiasts are more in marketing, rather than in technical areas.

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