Intel Corp. may target low-cost low-power systems with its processor code-named Shelton, according to reports from Asian press. The new chip is said to be based on Intel Pentium 4 architecture and target all possible market segments demanding low-cost personal computers, including embedded systems, low-power systems and other.
Intel Shelton processor is made using Intel’s 90nm process technology and is based on the Intel Pentium 4 “Prescott” architecture, HKEPC.com web-site reported on Thursday. The chip does not have L2 cache, unlike the majority of today’s central processing units, and works at a core-clock in the range on 1.00GHz, sources said. While the product cannot boast with really high performance compared to typical desktop central processing units, the chip is reportedly still faster compared to rivaling VIA C3 chips.