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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?

Madonion 3DMark2000

  • Judging by its release year 1999, the benchmark has long been a thing of the past, and when it comes to the Assessment of a current graphics card goes, this is also absolutely true. Since current cards of the GeForce 3/4 or Radeon 8500/9700 caliber no longer have any problems with the display of the individual sequences, the processor, chipset and memory in particular come into their own. In other words, exactly the components that interest us most in a processor test. A component of 3DMark 2000, the CPUMark , puts this interaction particularly at the center. Here the CPU calculates two game scenes 'in software', so it has to use the hardware acceleration of the graphics cardrenounce and thus do hard work.
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3DMark 2000
Unit: points
    • Pentium 4 2.80 GHz - PC4200
      15.247
    • Pentium 4 2.66 GHz - DDR333
      14.302
    • Pentium 4 2.53 GHz - DDR333
      13.838
    • Athlon XP 2000+ - DDR333
      13.134
    • Athlon XP 1700+ - DDR333
      12.287
    • Athlon XP 1600+ - DDR333
      11,878
    • Pentium 4 2.0A GHz - PC3200
      11,531
    • Pentium 4 1, 8A GHz - PC3200
      10.616
    • Celeron 3.00 GHz - DDR400 *
      7,746
    • Celeron 2.6 6 GHz - DDR333 *
      7.301
    • Celeron 2.00 GHz - DDR266
      5,602

And then it happened. Even with a clock rate of 3GHz, the Celeron cannot do anything here. Games usually require a huge cache.

3DMark 2000 partial tests

3DMark 2000 HPC
Unit: points
    • Pentium 4 2.80 GHz - PC4200
      43,090
    • Pentium 4 2.66 GHz - DDR333
      41,403
    • Pentium 4 2.53 GHz - DDR333
      40,756
    • Athlon XP 2000+ - DDR333
      39,515
    • Athlon XP 1700+ - DDR333
      37,475
    • Pentium 4 2.0A GHz - PC3200
      37.309
    • Athlon XP 1600+ - DDR333
      36,730
    • Pentium 4 1.8A GHz - PC3200
      36.365
    • Celeron 3.00 GHz - DDR400 *
      28,285
    • Celeron 2.66 GHz - DDR333 *
      21,886
    • Celeron 2.00 GHz - DDR266
      17,296
3DMark 2000 CPU
Unit: points
    • Pentium 4 2.80 GHz - PC4200
      747
    • Pentium 4 2.66 GHz - DDR333
      707
    • Athlon XP 2000+ - DDR333
      703
    • Pentium 4 2.53 GHz - DDR333
      692
    • Ath lon XP 1700+ - DDR333
      684
    • Athlon XP 1600+ - DDR333
      674
    • Pentium 4 2.0A GHz - PC3200
      634
    • Pentium 4 1.8A GHz - PC3200
      612
    • Celeron 3.00 GHz - DDR400 *
      488
    • Celeron 2.66 GHz - DDR333 *
      438
    • Celeron 2.00 GHz - DDR266
      371

The partial tests confirm the failure of the Celeron all along the line - at whatever rate. Should Intel's 'cheap processor' be absolutely nothing for gamers?

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