June 17th, 2002, 11:40 PM
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.
June 17th, 2002, 11:44 PM
It all depends on the Celeron processor in question. Check out the link below for a comparison.
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.
June 17th, 2002, 11:46 PM
The Pentium 3 is faster, the celeron may have a higher clockspeed then yours but the pentium 3 has a bigger cache.
June 17th, 2002, 11:46 PM
Celeron? Fast? LOL.........
If it's speed you're after, give AMD a try.....or crystal meth......
June 17th, 2002, 11:55 PM
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?
June 17th, 2002, 11:59 PM
Ahh yes, indeed. I think Pentium is faster.
June 18th, 2002, 01:51 AM
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.
June 18th, 2002, 04:02 AM
confirmedkill.........what's crystal meth? I'm googling now and not finding a lot........
June 18th, 2002, 04:57 AM
just a quick off-topic reply to xTOXICSOLDIERx:
that was absolutely the most random attachment i have ever seen :-D
when he said crystal meth he was joking. crystal meth is an anphetamine(sp)...its a drug.
There are 10 types of people in this world: those who understand binary, and those who dont.
June 18th, 2002, 04:59 AM
Celerons cant be over clocked can they?