Last time I checked with Intel, I was told that the company planned to launch updated versions of its CULV (Consumer Ultra Low Voltage) chips in the third quarter of this year. These processors typically end up in thin and light notebooks with 11 to 15 inch displays such as the Asus UL20A, Acer Aspire 1810, and Dell Inspiron 11z. Now Fudzilla has some details about one of the next-gen CULV chips.
According to Fudzilla, Intel will launch the Intel Celeron U3400 chip in the third quarter of the year. It will reportedly have dual 1.06GHz cores and an 18W total power draw. That may sound a bit high, but bear in mind, the chip includes both the processor and integrated graphics controller. Fudzilla suggests that while the CPU won’t support Turbo boost overclocking, the graphics core will be able to run at speeds between 166MHz to 500MHz.
The Celeron U3400 will work with 800MHz DDR3 memory.
Currently Intel offers several CULV chips including single and dual core Celeron chips and dual core Pentium and Core 2 Duo chips. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Celeron U3400 is just one of a number of CULV chips planned for this fall.