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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?

Cinema4D XL R7

  • Cinema 4D XL7 is one of the full-blown rendering programs á la 3D Studio Max. Practical for private users Unaffordable, it offers the professional endless possibilities in the worlds of 3D rendering and animation. Here, too, the interaction between processor, northbridge (chipset) and memory plays a major role.
  • Further information: Maxon.de
  • Download: Maxon.de (limited demo version)

Cinema4D XL R7 - 3DRendering
Unit: minutes, seconds
  • Radiosity Stairs:
    • Pentium 4 2.80 GHz - PC4200
      1:48
    • Pentium 4 2.66 GHz -DDR333
      1:55
    • Pentium 4 2.53 GHz - DDR333
      2:00
    • Athlon XP 2000+ - DDR333
      2:13
    • Athlon XP 1700+ - DDR333
      2: 30
    • Pentium 4 2.0A GHz - PC3200
      2:31
    • Athlon XP 1600+ - DDR333
      2:37
    • Pentium 4 1.8A GHz - PC3200
      2:47
    • Celeron 3.00 GHz - DDR400 *
      2:54
    • Celeron 2.66 GHz - DDR333 *
      3:20
    • Celeron 2.00 GHz - DDR266
      4:18

Cinema4D XL R7 is also not one of the preferred applications of the Celeron.

Lightwave 7.5

  • LightWave version 7 . 0b strikes in the same breach as Cinema 4D XL7. However, the developers have added the SSE2 instruction set to the kernel and thus optimized it for the Intel Pentium 4. In addition to Cinema 4D, LightWave gives us a second, meaningful benchmark platform.
  • Further information: LightWave3D.com
  • Download: - no demo available -

Lightwave 7.5 - 3DRendering
Unit: seconds
  • Skullhead Newest:
    • Pentium 4 2.80 GHz - PC4200
      187.10
    • Pentium 4 2.66 GHz - DDR333
      197.00
    • Pentium 4 2.53 GHz - DDR333
      207.10
    • Celeron 3.00 GHz - DDR400 *
      242.50
    • Pentium 4 2.0A GHz - PC3200
      257,50
    • Celeron 2.66 GHz -DDR333 *
      276.70
    • Pentium 4 1.8A GHz - PC3200
      278,80
    • Athlon XP 2000+ - DDR333
      359.50
    • Celeron 2.00 GHz - DDR266
      361,10
    • Athlon XP 1700+ - DDR333
      407,80
    • Athlon XP 1600+ - DDR333
      427,10

In Lightwave, the Intel processors have always benefited significantly from SSE2 support. This alone prevents the Celeron from performing even worse.

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