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Intel Celeron 1.8GHz Processor Review

Intel Celeron 1.8GHz Processor Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Now that we know the new Celeron's are based on the Pentium 4 architecture, how are they different from their more expensive bretheren?
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External Mfg. Website: Intel Sep 12 2002   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarking: QIII Arena & Conclusions

Quake III Arena

Source: ID Software

Quake III Arena is a First Person Shooter (FPS) that revolutionized gaming as we know it. Using multiple light sources and having graphics textures that can fill videocards, even after 3 years it's still able to bring a cutting edge system to its knees.

Quake III Arena Fastest demo001 (SYSTEM)

Motherboard (FSB)

FPS Ranking
1.

P4 1.6A - 100 MHz

253.4
2. Celeron - 100 MHz 209.2
3.

Celeron - 125 MHz

242.5

Quake III Arena Fastest nv15demo (CPU STRESS)

Motherboard (FSB)

FPS Ranking
1.

P4 1.6A - 100 MHz

71.4
2. Celeron - 100 MHz 59.6
3.

Celeron - 125 MHz

69.5

What we saw in 3DMark is also happening here. The P4 thanks mainly to more cache outperforms the Celeron.

Conclusion:

The Celeron line of processors have always been budget CPU's. With a retail price of just $146 CDN ($99 US) for an Intel processor that's pretty inexpensive. It handles office based work perfectly fine, especially some of the newer software with SSE2 code written in it. If you're strapped for cash and need a low end Socket m478 processor to hold you down, the Celeron 1.8 GHz CPU is a decent choice.

Because the L2 Cache is only half that (128KB for Celeron) of a Williamette P4 (256KB Willy P4), in 3D based applications the performance suffers. As we saw when we overclocked the processor, even at a clock speed of 2.25 GHz the Celeron was unable to beat out a P4 1.6A (512KB L2 cache in Northwood P4's).

Overall, if you're looking for a CPU to do word processing, web surfing, office work, programming or similar work - the Celeron 1.8 GHz will serve you just fine. If you're a gamer or use a lot of sound, or 3D based applications invest in a full fledge Pentium 4. You'll certainly thank yourself later when you're working.

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Contents of Article: Intel Celeron 1.8GHz
 Pg 1.  Intel Celeron 1.8GHz Processor Review
 Pg 2.  Benchmarking the Celeron: Sysmark
 Pg 3.  Benchmarking the Celeron: Winstone, Specviewperf
 Pg 4.  Benchmarking the Celeron: SuperPI, Sandra 2002
 Pg 5.  Benchmarking the Celeron: PCMark 2002, 3DMark 2001SE
 Pg 6.  — Benchmarking: QIII Arena & Conclusions

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