Speed Question?
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Speed Question?

  1. #1
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    156

    Speed Question?

    I know this has nothing to do with viruses or hackers but I would just like to know which processor is faster. An Intel Celeron processor, or a Intel Pentium 3 processor. I am guessing a Pentium 3. My cousin says a Celeron is faster and I have a Pentium 3 (which I say is faster) and we have been arguing over it for quite some time.

  2. #2
    The Iceman Cometh
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    1,210
    It all depends on the Celeron processor in question. Check out the link below for a comparison.

    http://www.intel.com/home/desktop/comparison.htm

    AJ

    EDIT: Forgot to add this... the main difference you'll find between the Celeron processors and P3s and P4s is the amount of L1/L2 cache memory. The new Celeron processors are definately faster than the older P3s, but slower than today's high-level P4s. There's a reason that Celeron's a less expensive... they're geared more towards basic computer functions.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    236
    The Pentium 3 is faster, the celeron may have a higher clockspeed then yours but the pentium 3 has a bigger cache.

  4. #4
    Celeron? Fast? LOL.........


    If it's speed you're after, give AMD a try.....or crystal meth......

  5. #5
    Webius Designerous Indiginous
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    1,121
    Well, Comparing a celeron with a P3 is kinda iffy. It really depends on what versiona nd speed of each chip you are refering to. The celerons can now hit speeds of 1.8GHz, and have made the switch from the socket 370 to the p4's socket 478. The older celeron processors used the Tualatin core and now they are switching it to the williamette core. So when your arguing over whether the PIII is better than the Celeron, it usually helps to narrow it down to a specific chip like the celeron 1.8Ghz socket 478 w/ 128KB of L2 cache and .18Micron. Need to be more specific. Personally I would take a P3 over celleron before the P4 came out. But the P3 does have its disadvantages. Like I still don't understand the whole "Lets switch to Slot for this one" idea. What do you guys think?

  6. #6
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    40
    Ahh yes, indeed. I think Pentium is faster.

  7. #7
    Senior Member cwk9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    1,211
    The only was a celeron is going to beat out a p3 is if you compare an old p3 to a new celeron.
    Its not software piracy. Iím just making multiple off site backups.

  8. #8
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    101
    confirmedkill.........what's crystal meth? I'm googling now and not finding a lot........

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    356
    just a quick off-topic reply to xTOXICSOLDIERx:
    that was absolutely the most random attachment i have ever seen :-D

    cyb3rn3tik:
    when he said crystal meth he was joking. crystal meth is an anphetamine(sp)...its a drug.
    -8-

    There are 10 types of people in this world: those who understand binary, and those who dont.

  10. #10
    Celerons cant be over clocked can they?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

 Security News

     Patches

       Security Trends

         How-To

           Buying Guides