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By ppoll ·
I need to get a new machine to run graphics programs. (adobe illustrator and photoshop) Would a celeron 1.7ghz with 256mb ram work? How much slower would it be than a pentium?

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by madroxxx In reply to celeron vs pentium

It will work, however since you are doing graphics you could really make use of the extra cache on the p4 processor. One solution might be to look at an AMD athalon processor as they are great for graphics.

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by TheChas In reply to celeron vs pentium

The big difference between a Celeron, and a PIII is that the Celeron has much less L2 cache on the CPU. So some CPU tasks will run slower.

The important thing for graphics however, is to have a good seperate 4X AGP graphics card, and at least 2Xthe system ram as the largest file you plan to open. This will have a greater impact on your editing than the raw CPU power.
For more than 511MB of RAM, you will need to run Windows 2000 or XP.

I also agree with answer#1. I install AMD processors in all the systems I build unless the customer specifically desires an Intel CPU.
The AMD processors are just more cost effective, and out-perform the comparable Intel CPU.
An Athlon XP 1.7GHz will run circles around a 1.7 GHz Celeron.

Chas

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by bohicam1 In reply to celeron vs pentium

I would suggest you save money on the processor and spend a little more on RAM and a graphics card designed for graphics instead of gaming. The majority of your processing can be done by a decent vid card. An AMD chip is an excelent choice. Since Ram is fairly cheap once again, get as much as you can. Some of my clients work with autocad and inventor software. They use an ELSA Synergy 2 graphics card as recommended by their software supplier and it sure has solved alot of problems for them.
Good luck!

Mike

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