Celeron or pentium,

  willo500 17:18 23 Apr 06


Can anyone tell me what the advantages are of the pentium over the celeron processor and if they actually make any difference in the real world? I use my pc for photography usually but notice that celerons are used quiet a bit on cheaper pcs.

I suppose I am wondering if they are good buys or not


  DieSse 17:30 23 Apr 06

Basically, Celerons are less powerful. Compared to a Pentium, they have slower FSB speeds (so communicate with RAM slower), and smaller caches (the cache is ultra high speed memory actually on the processor chip, which runs much faster than normal RAM - so the more of this there is, the faster things go, in general).

So essentially you get what you pay for - whch doesn't make them good or bad buys. Your comment that they are found on cheaper PCs is exactly because the Celerons are themselves cheaper.

  Totally-braindead 17:35 23 Apr 06

Celerons are Intels budget chips the same as Semprons are AMDs budget chips. They have less cache which makes them slower than the full Pentium version processor. Are they quieter? I'm not sure. They are slower to process things than the full Pentium. How large a difference you would see I'm unsure.

  Stuartli 17:52 23 Apr 06

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  GANDALF <|:-)> 19:09 23 Apr 06

It will make no difference for what you need the computer for. Get a celeron and with the money saved buy an external hard drive which will be of much more use.


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