Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Intel Celeron Processor


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 KMF

KMF

  • Members
  • 78 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:07:53 AM

Posted 27 November 2006 - 09:13 AM

Need to know what the difference is between Celeron and Pentium. What's good, bad, otherwise on both. Am looking to buy a notebook.

Thanks

KMF

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 tg1911

tg1911

    Lord Spam Magnet


  • Members
  • 19,274 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:SW Louisiana
  • Local time:07:53 AM

Posted 27 November 2006 - 09:28 AM

"The big difference between the Premium chip (Pentium) and its bargain cousin (Celeron) is the
amount of on the chip memory (Cache).
There are two types L1. or instruction sets (tells the processor what to do with the data it
recieves). and L2 memory cache (retains data which has just been worked on and will be
processed more, or data "prefetched" in anticipation of its being next to be worked on).

For example , the L2 cache on a P4 is 512KB (later versions now have 1MB) while the celeron
has only 128KB. Similar ratios apply to the instruction set memory.
Also there is a component called Prefetch, or prediction architecture, where the processor
looks at the data it is working on, and guesses what data it will need next, and fetches it to
L2 cache.
This cache works at the same speed as the processor, as opposed to the speed of the RAM. SO
the processor can swap things in and out of it , basically as fast as it works.

The end result is that the P4 is going to be more efficient. It will not have to stop working,
and wait for new data to be sent to it as often, as a celeron will. SO on many intense tasks
(photoshop, games), a celeron might just sit there over half the time because it guessed wrong,
or has finished with all the data it has, and needs to wait for more to get sent from RAM.
Meanwhile a P4 would still be plugging away at the next set of data.

Additionally there is hyperthreading in newer P4, this allows them to work on multiple
independent tasks simultaneously, if the data in one task is not enough to use the entire
processing capacity .

So, if you can afford the premium, it is a better processor, if you actually need the
processor to do something.

Basics, like email and surf the web, you will notice no difference.
Intense things like editing graphics, or gaming, you will see a big difference."


MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook

#3 usasma

usasma

    Still visually handicapped (avatar is memory developed by my Dad


  • BSOD Kernel Dump Expert
  • 25,091 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Southeastern CT, USA
  • Local time:09:53 AM

Posted 04 December 2006 - 06:21 AM

Core Duo is best
Dual Core is next
Pentium is next
Celeron is last

This really doesn't make a whole lot of difference to the average user (sufs the web and checks email). But if you're playing games or editing video, pictures, music or any other CPU intensive app - you'll need the best that you can afford.
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

- John  (my website: http://www.carrona.org/ )**If you need a more detailed explanation, please ask for it. I have the Knack. **  If I haven't replied in 48 hours, please send me a message. My eye problems have recently increased and I'm having difficult reading posts. (23 Nov 2017)FYI - I am completely blind in the right eye and ~30% blind in the left eye.<p>If the eye problems get worse suddenly, I may not be able to respond.If that's the case and help is needed, please PM a staff member for assistance.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users