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Celeron vs. Pentium

By Dana Grantham ·
What exactly is the difference in these two processors with regards to performance and limitations? A friend of mine is trying to decide whether to get a Celeron 1000MHz or a Pentium 4 for his home.

Word Processing, mathematical/calculations, tax returns using professional extensive software, gaming, and Internet/email is basically what the computer is used for. What would your suggestion be as to which type of processing should be considered when he purchases a new computer.

Thank you in advance for the response.

Dana

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by dmiles In reply to Celeron vs. Pentium

The Celeron was built in the post $1000 sub-systems and does not have the processing power of the P4,yet it will perform the operations you have listed with ease.
At this time of low computer prices I think the P4 will be a steal.

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by grbeckmeyer In reply to Celeron vs. Pentium

If you're interested in technical specs and benchmarks, try this article. It compares Duron and Celeron, but also has Athlon and PIII and P4 chips for comparison. To summarize/interpret the article, I would avoid the Celeron. If cost is a concern(even if it's not, really) you're much better off with one of the new Durons.

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by grbeckmeyer In reply to Celeron vs. Pentium

Sorry, forgot the link...
http://www.tech-report.com/reviews/2001q4/value-1.1ghz/index.x?pg=1


Don't forget to remove any spaces from the link

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by mskiproductions In reply to Celeron vs. Pentium

The main differences between the processors is that the Celeron/Duron have less onboard level 1 + 2 cache memory than thier P4/Athlon counterparts, basically this is a bit of a bottleneck that slows these CPU's down quite a bit when it comes to moreintensive tasks like audio/video encoding, image processing and 3D games. Also the celeron has a slower front side bus speed which slows it down a bit too.

I am a computer hardware engineer, and personally i would advise going for a High end Athlon, they are a **** of a lot cheaper than P4's but a 1.4 Ghz Athlon can easily compete with a 2 Ghz P4, and in the case of 3D rendering (games, etc), an Athlon would be better than a P4. Avoid celerons and durons as they will suffer a bit under more intensive tasks.

Also, if going for an Athlon, go for PC2100 DDR memory as it is almost as cheap as standard PC133 at the moment.

Hope this helps your friend in their choice.

Matthew Shine.

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