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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?

Sisoft Sandra2002

  • SiSoft Sandra provides information about the system in abundance and is also able to explain the most important components of the PC to check its speed. However, three measurements are particularly interesting for our processor comparison:
    • Sandra processor test Here, on the one hand, the Dhrystone benchmark is used, which was originally developed by Siemens to test the performance of the main processor measure up. On the other hand, the performance of the co-processor is determined via the Whetstone benchmark. Both tests are carried out without taking the extended multimedia instruction sets into account.
    • Sandra Multimedia Test In Sandra 2002's multimedia test, an algorithmused, which is also used to generate realistic natural objects such as mountains or clouds. We are talking about the chaos theory put forward by Mandelbrot. The extended instruction sets of the Pentium 4 or the Athlon XP are also taken into account in this benchmark. Since the implementation of SSE1 is better than that of 3DNow! is, we let the Athlon XP work with its SSE1 unit (i.e. 3DNow! Professional). In the Pentium 4, however, SSE2 was used.
    • Sandra memory test The memory benchmark offers a perfect overview of the interaction between CPU, frontside bus, northbridge and memory. Since the data is not only sent from the memory to the northbridge but also to the processor, both bus systems are of crucial importance for performance. An old Athlon XP, which can theoretically receive 2.7GB of data from the RAM with DDR333 (166MHz), is limited here by its FSB from only 133MHz to 2.1GB/s.
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Sandra processor test

Sandra 2002 Arithmetic
Unit: points
  • Dhrystone:
    • Celeron 3.00 GHz - DDR400 *
      5,892
    • Pentium 4 2.80 GHz - PC4200
      5.520
    • Pentium 4 2.66 GHz - DDR333
      5.413
    • Pentium 4 2.53 GHz - DDR333
      5.085
    • Celeron 2.66 GHz - DDR333 *
      4.980
    • Athlon XP 2000+ - DDR333
      4,433
    • Pentium 4 2.0A GHz - PC3200
      3.899
    • Athlon XP 1700+ -DDR333
      3.879
    • Celeron 2.00 GHz - DDR266
      3.839
    • Athlon XP 1600+ - DDR333
      3.687
    • Pentium 4 1.8A GHz - PC3200
      3.417
  • Whetstone:
    • Celeron 3.00 GHz - DDR400 *
      3.741
    • Pentium 4 2.80 GHz - PC4200
      3.519
    • Pentium 4 2.66 GHz - DDR333
      3.351
    • Celeron 2.66 GHz - DDR333 *
      3.331
    • Pentium 4 2.53 GHz - DDR333
      3.179
    • Celeron 2.00 GHz - DDR266
      2.510
    • Pentium 4 2.0A GHz - PC3200
      2.473
    • Pentium 4 1, 8A G Hz - PC3200
      2.228
    • Athlon XP 2000+ - DDR333
      2.215
    • Athlon XP 1700+ - DDR333
      1.919
    • Athlon XP 1600+ - DDR333
      1.827

In the first theoretical test, the Celeron cuts a good figure, but it is the same as the Pentium 4 inferior. With a clock rate of 3GHz it can even beat the fastest Pentium 4 to date.

Sandra Multimedia Test

Sandra 2002 Multimedia
Unit: points
  • Integer:
    • Celeron 3.00 GHz - DDR400 *
      11,979
    • Pentium 4 2.80 GHz - PC4200
      11,250
    • Pentium 4 2.66 GHz - DDR333
      10,706
    • Celeron 2.66 GHz - DDR333 *
      10,673
    • Pentium 4 2.53 GHz - DDR333
      10.171
    • Athlon XP 2000+ - DDR333
      8.837
    • Celeron 2.00 GHz - DDR266
      8.021
    • Pentium 4 2.0A GHz - PC3200
      7.957
    • Athlon XP 1700+ - DDR333
      7.727
    • Athlon XP 1600+ - DDR333
      7.359
    • Pentium 4 1.8A GHz - PC3200
      7.154
  • Floating point:
    • Celeron 3.00 GHz - DDR400 *
      14,862
    • Pentium 4 2.80 GHz - PC4200
      13,962
    • Pentium 4 2.66 GHz - DDR333
      13.291
    • Celeron 2.66 GHz - DDR333 *
      13.222
    • Pentium 4 2.53 GHz - DDR333
      12.617
    • Pentium 4 2.0A GHz - PC3200
      9,950
    • Celeron 2.00 GHz - DDR266
      9,948
    • Athlon XP 2000+ - DDR333
      9.772
    • Pentium 4 1.8A GHz - PC3200
      8,942
    • Athlon XP 1700+ - DDR333
      8,552
    • Athlon XP 1600+ - DDR333
      8.145

No new findings came to light in the multimedia test. In general, the Celeron is doing quite well here.

Sandra memory test

Sandra 2002 memory throughput
  • Int Buffered:
    • Pentium 4 2.80 GHz - PC4200
      3.376
    • Celeron 3.00 GHz - DDR400 *
      3.016
    • Pentium 4 2.66 GHz - DDR333
      2.576
    • Pentium 4 2.53 GHz - DDR333
      2.572
    • Celeron 2.66 GHz - DDR333 *
      2.561
    • Athlon XP 2000+ - DDR333
      2.060
    • Athlon XP 1700+ - DDR333
      2.052
    • Athlon XP 1600+ - DDR333
      2.050
    • Celeron 2.00 GHz - DDR266
      2.036

It is remarkable how The Intel chipsets work effectively in conjunction with the Celeron/Pentium 4. The theoretical maximum values ​​of the respective memory technology (DDR266 = 2.1 GB/s, DDR333 = 2.7 GB/s, DDR400 = 3.2 GB/s) are almost reached.

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