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P3 1.0Ghz or Celeron 1.4Ghz

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bettrave, Oct 29, 2004.

  1. bettrave

    bettrave Private E-2

    Hi, I need your opinion on which cpu is better.
    Here's my situation: low budget, mainly for internet and watch video, also record tv with my tv-tuner and play some games (of course not the very new ones).

    I have a gigabyte GA-6VXC7-4X-P motherboard with 384MB of SDRAM pc133.
    My mobo supports the P3 but not the celeron (Tualatin).
    I can buy the P3 for 65$ (CAN) and the celeron with an adaptater for tualatin for 82$ (CAN, total). My mobo is supposed to be compatible with the adaptater, but someone told me it's not that good and unstable ...
    ( I can buy a celeron 1.3 for 2.5$ less, 1.2 for 5$ less, compared to the 1.4)

    So which one is better?
  2. ~Pyrate~

    ~Pyrate~ MajorGeek

    id go for the celeron .. ive been told that there isn't too much difference between a tualatin p3 and a cely ... mines always ran good
  3. TheDoug

    TheDoug MajorGeek

    I have a P3-1Ghz running on an Intel D815EEA2-L mobo at home, and a Celeron 1.3Ghz running on an HP box at work. I'll take the P3 any day of the week.
  4. Omegamerc

    Omegamerc MajorGeek

    celeron is a step down from p3's at those speeds.
  5. Zulu-1

    Zulu-1 Specialist

    yeah go for the P3 it has better MMX support (i believe, i might be accidently bsing you)
    plus celerons have less cache, which means less performance :D
  6. BeerMonkey

    BeerMonkey Master Sergeant

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  7. bettrave

    bettrave Private E-2

    On tomshardware.com, they did a benchmark with many cpu.
    They scored the celeron 1.3Ghz almost eveytime faster than the p3 1.0Ghz.
    So, the celeron 1.4 should be faster, but it cost me around 25% more to get it?

  8. Insomniac

    Insomniac Billy Ray Cyrus #1 Fan

    You're the only one who can really answer that.

    In my experience, the Celeron is quicker, and it's also much more overclockable, but for general tasks I would doubt if there would be a large difference.

    What size processor do you have at the moment?

    There is only so much you can do with dated hardware, and if you already have a somewhat decent processor, I would think about saving for another motherboard and updating.
  9. bettrave

    bettrave Private E-2

    I bought the P3.

    Thanks for your help!
  10. gman4dx266

    gman4dx266 Private First Class

    Celly's are better for OC-ing. On my Soyo 7VCM mobo, i could only get my P3 1.0 Gig up to 1033. OOOOH 1.033 Gig big jump! *sarcasm* So yes, out of the box, its not the best, but once you get goin on it, you got something good.

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