Posted 28 May 2009 - 07:35 PM
Celerons are the single core equivalent of the pentium single core with the onboard cache stripped. The new Pentiums have less cache than the Core 2 Duo and generally lower performance. Having only 512kb per core is tiny and will seriously affect multitasking. If you work with video in particular, I would suggest keeping to the proven Core 2 Duo line. Testing I've seen suggests that with multimedia and 3D gaming, the Pentiums are appreciably slower thanks to the smaller cache. The Intel Atom is significantly smaller the its core 2 duo counterpart and requires significantly less power to operate. It also sacrifices performance for power consumption.
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