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Celeron with 2.0 GHz in the test: Does a Pentium 4 competitor overclock to 3.0 GHz?

Celeron with 2.0 GHz in the test: Does a Pentium 4 competitor overclock to 3.0 GHz?

Power consumption

Higher clock rates are all well and good, if only it weren't for the problem with the increasing power consumption. Because whatever electricity the processors let run through their circuits, is inevitably converted into heat. Wouldn't the world be beautiful if there was no power loss (caused by the ohmic resistance of the lines)? Unfortunately we are not that far yet and so the processor manufacturers must do all they can to prevent their next bolide from becoming a 100 watt eating monster.

Power consumption
    • Pentium 4 1.8A (Northwood nB0)
      49.6
    • Pentium 4 2.0A(Northwood nB0)
      52.4
    • Celeron 2.0 GHz (Northwood- 128)
      52.8
    • Pentium 4 2.2 (Northwood nB0)
      55.1
    • Pentium 4 2.26 (Northwood nB0)
      56,0
    • Pentium 4 2,4 (Northwood nB0)
      57,8
    • Pentium 4 2.53 (Northwood nB0)
      59,3
    • Pentium 4 2,6 (Northwood nC1)
      62,6
    • Athlon XP1600 + (Palomino)
      62,8
    • Celeron 1.7 GHz (Willamette-128)
      63.5
    • Athlon XP1700 + (Palomino)
      64.0
    • Athlon XP 2400+ (Thoroughbred B)
      65.3
    • Athlon XP1800 + (Palomino)
      66.0
  • Pentium 4 2.66 (Northwood nC1)
    66 , 1
  • Celeron 1.8 GHz (Willamette-128)
    66.1
  • Athlon XP2200 + (Thoroughbred A)
    67.9
  • Athlon XP1900 + (Palomino)
    68.0
  • Athlon XP 2600+ (Thoroughbred B)
    68,3
  • Athlon XP 2700+ (Thoroughbred B)
    68,3
  • Pentium 4 2.8 (Northwood nC1)
    68.4
  • Athlon XP2000 + (Palomino)
    70.0
  • Athlon XP2100 + (Palomino)
    72,0
  • Athlon 1.4 GHz (Thunderbird)
    72,1
  • Athlon XP 2800+ (Thoroughbred B)
    74.3
  • Pentium 4 2.0 (Willamette)
    75.3
  • As you can see at first glance, changing the processor core on the Celeron has really paid off. Despite a significantly higher clock rate, it consumes over 10 watts less than the old model with a Willamette core.

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