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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?

Winace 2.11

  • In addition to the most popular packing format * .zip, the * .ace format is certainly the most popular. It is created primarily by the graphically clear and quite nimble packer WinACE. In addition to the performance of the hard disk, the processing power of the CPU and again the interaction between memory and CPU play an important role when encoding a packed file. In our test, it is important to compress a wave file (200MB) with WinACE 2.11 at the maximum compression level.
  • Further information: WinAce.com
  • Download: ComputerBase.de
WinACE 2.11
Unit: minutes, seconds
    • Pentium 4 2.80 GHz -PC4200
      2:56
    • Pentium 4 2.66 GHz - DDR333
      3:33
    • Pentium 4 2.53 GHz - DDR333
      3:34
    • Celeron 3.00 GHz - DDR400 *
      3:44
    • Pentium 4 2.0A GHz - PC3200
      3: 59
    • Celeron 2.66 GHz - DDR333 *
      4:01
    • Athlon XP 2000+ - DDR333
      4:06
    • Pentium 4 1.8A GHz - PC3200
      4:13
    • Athlon XP 1700+ - DDR333
      4:16
    • Athlon XP 1600+ - DDR333
      4:24
    • Celeron 2, 00 GHz - DDR266
      5:11

Only d shows its bad side he 2.0GHz Celeron, overclocked it looks a bit different. The Celeron is not a threat to the fast Pentium 4, even at 3GHz.

Lame 3.91

  • The second discipline that was required for encoding was the dynamic conversion of a 100 MB WAV file to MP3 audio format. The Lame 3.90 program, which only supports MMX, was used for this. The program was started with the parameters -v -V 0. This will create an MP3 file with a variable bit rate between 160 kbps and 320 kbps.
  • Further information: mp3dev.org
  • Download: riphelp.com

Lame 3.91
Unit: minutes, seconds
    • Pentium 4 2, 80 GHz - PC4200
      1:10
    • Celeron 3.00 GHz - DDR400 *
      1:10
    • Pentium 4 2.66 GHz - DDR333
      1:14
    • Pentium 4 2.53 GHz - DDR333
      1:18
    • Celeron 2.66 GHz - DDR333 *
      1:19
    • Athlon XP 2000+ - DDR333
      1:33
    • Pentium 4 2.0A GHz - PC3200
      1:39
    • Celeron 2.00 GHz - DDR266
      1:43
    • Athlon XP 1700+ - DDR333
      1:45
    • Athlon XP 1600+ - DDR333
      1:50
    • Pentium 4 1.8A GHz - PC3200
      1:50

The Celeron is impressive when it comes to audio encoding with Lame. Even if you cannot completely compensate for the lower L2 cache with higher clock rates.

Magix MP3 Maker 3.04

  • In order not to look at the audio encoding too one-sidedly, came in Magic Music Maker is still used in this comparison test. Fortunately, the Pentium 4 offers full SS2 support. We have also chosen the 100 MB WAV file that was already used by Lame.
  • Further information: Magix.com
  • Download: Magix.com (limited demo version)

Magix MP3 Maker Platinum
Unit: points
    • Pentium 4 2.80 GHz - PC4200
      31.10
    • Pentium 4 2, 66 GHz - DDR333
      30.05
    • Pentium 4 2.53 GHz - DDR333
      29,00
    • Celeron 3.00 GHz - DDR400 *
      24,54
    • Pentium 4 2.0A GHz - PC3200
      23.14
    • Pentium 4 1.8A GHz - PC3200
      20.37
    • Athlon XP 2000+ -DDR333
      19.44
    • Celeron 2.66 GHz - DDR333 *
      19.18
    • Athlon XP 1700+ - DDR333
      17.59
    • Athlon XP 1600+ - DDR333
      16, 95
    • Celeron 2.00 GHz - DDR266
      16.38

If you use the MP3 maker from Magix for audio encoding, which is fully open Intel's SSE2 expansion is set, so the Celeron still has to admit defeat to the Athlon XP processors. Even the SSE2 'home advantage' of the Celeron is of no use here.

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