While nearly all of Intel's attention is focused on their
newer LGA-1366 platform with the high-end Core i7 processors and then
the forthcoming Core i5 series, there are still plenty of viable
processors left for the LGA-775 motherboards. There are of course a
number of different Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, and Core 2 Extreme CPUs on
the market, but beyond that Intel's Celeron family does still exist.
Most computer enthusiasts simply write off the Celeron products as being
too slow, but among the newer Celeron parts there are even some
dual-core processors. For a forthcoming article we had picked up an
Intel Celeron E1400 for looking at the Linux video decoding performance
on a slow system (similar to our HD Video Playback With A $20 CPU & $30
GPU On Linux article), but as we have never published performance
results for a dual-core Celeron on Linux, we have decided to get those
numbers out there today for those that are interested.