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?

Test system

The tests of the Intel processors were carried out on an Asus P4PE with the new i845PE chipset, which is also an excellent basis for the Celeron depicted. Competitive racing cars were allowed to show what they are made of on an A7V333.

The onboard components of our various test platforms such as RAID, audio or USB2.0 have been disabled. In some tests, some components were activated if necessary for the test. Since our A7V333 was a bit faster with activated onboard Firewire for no apparent reason, so without, we decided to activate this function for once.

As an operating system, as usual with us, Windows XP Professional came inthe English original version is used, which was activated on the respective platforms after installation. As with the Pentium 4 2.8 GHz review, we also used the Asus V8460 with GeForce4 Ti4600 this time to prevent the graphics card from becoming a braking element in our test system.

To avoid any questions, Here is a complete list of our test system:

  • Processor
    • AMD Athlon XP 2000+
    • AMD Athlon XP 1900+
    • AMD Athlon XP 1800+
    • AMD Athlon XP 1700+
    • AMD Athlon XP 1600+
    • Intel Pentium 4 2.80 GHz (FSB533)
    • Intel Pentium 4 2.66 GHz (FSB533)
    • Intel Pentium 4 2.53 GHz (FSB533)
    • Intel Pentium 4 2.0 A GHz (FSB400)
    • Intel Pentium 4 1.8A GHz (FSB400)
    • Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz (FSB400)
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    • 1x512MB DDR433 Corsair XMS3000C2
  • Graphics card
  • Peripherals
    • Asus CRW 4012A
    • IBM IC35LC040
  • Driver versions
    • nVidia Detonator 29.42
    • AMD platform: Via 4in1 4.42
    • Intel platform: Intel Inf driver 4.04.1009 + Intel Application Accelerator 2.2
  • Software
    • Windows XP Professional


Below is a small overview:

  • Synthetic benchmarks
    • SisoftSandra 2002 Pro
    • Madonion PCMark2002
    • Madonion 3DMark 2000
    • Madonion 3DMark 2001 SE
  • Games
    • Epic Games Unreal Tournament
    • Epic Games Unreal Tournament 2003
    • NovaLogic Comanche 4
    • id Software Quake 3 Arena
  • Applications
    • BAPCo Sysmark 2002
    • Winace 2.11
    • Lame 3.91
    • Magix MP3 Maker Platinum 3.04
    • FlaskMPEG 0.6 with DiVX 5.02
    • Seti @ Home
  • 3D Render Performance
    • Maxon Cinema 4D XL R7
    • Newtek Lightwave 7.5

If you want to retrace the benchmarks at home, you will find most of the test programs listed above with us in the download section

on the next page: Sisoft Sandra2002