Just wondering how many of you have celerons...
Well, you got the speed part right, but it has terrible performance. Take away L2 cache, forget L3 cache exists, remove MMX, produce it cheaply... and presto! you got's a Celeron. Seriously, it is fast in all, but it has horrible multitasking, one program brings cpu usage up to 100%, and performes crappily with games such as Doom3, Halo, SWAT 4, and others. And yes cooliscool, I know my GeForce 5200 (PCI) is crap It handles Doom3's High Quality mode just fine, but there is little to no speed difference between High and Low Quality on my machine. So that's why I blame the Celeron. Either way, I'm gonna build a new PC and not only will it have an AMD 64, it will also have one (or two) of these so I'll never have a low end system for years to come.D.D. said:@blueshogun.
to be honest i was under the impression that a 2.6ghz celeron wud be pretty darn fast O_O .
I'd be happy to let you have it, but unfortunaltly, I need it because it's the best thing in town (that I can use). The best thing in town is a GeForce 5200 AGP. That's odd that you run UT2004 fine, it still runs like crap for me. When my mom got this pc for me, I thought it had a p4, but I was wrong. Now I'll never shop for a pc again, I'll build instead from now on.*Cusses at 2.4GHz Celeron.... *
Blue, you little ****er, you beat me by 200MHz . Oh, can I have you FX 5200 PCI? My inte is making me sick... oh well, unreal tournament runs great on it... i love that game.. and 2000+ people still play it online..
I said Unreal Tournament, the orignal version... I can get like 200FPS if I want too. Anyone can run that game , *pulls out 233MHz pc and says "Yep; this pc can run it too"*blueshogun96 said:That's odd that you run UT2004 fine
All processors since the Pentium MMX have MMX I believe. And I think the Covington would be slightly better than the Willamette. The NetBurst architecture is really dependent on cache, much more so than the P6 core. Of course it was because of the Covington that the Celeron series got such a bad rep. My friend wouldn't even get near one, even the Mendocino, which was just as fast as a P2 (when overclocked to the same FSB).n_w95482 said:Uh, since when have Celerons lacked MMX? I wonder which Celeron is the worst for its respective time period, either the Willamette-based ones or the Covington . I plan on getting a decently quick Celeron (700-850 MHz) for my new P3 box so I can overclock it a bit, hopefully well past 1 GHz .
Thats a good one. My first comp was a Compaq Presario 7462. It had an AMD K6-2 processor at 500 mhz. As I learned more about comps and saw my friends get celeries that could beat mine in games, I started to hate AMD. The Celerons suck at games in reality, but that K6-2 sucked more. So why do I have an AMD processor? Cause when I built my secondary rig in '03 the P4's were too expensive, and the Williamette core sucked anyway. Celerons still aint the best for games today; the new P4's are much better than a Williamette but still too much for my wallet. My current rig wasnt cheap, but it runs all my games at +60 fps with max detail and AA so while it only runs at 1.8, I am very happy with it.proger said:I said Unreal Tournament, the orignal version... I can get like 200FPS if I want too. Anyone can run that game , *pulls out 233MHz pc and says "Yep; this pc can run it too"*
Oh, and if you can see it; here is why my PC sucks.. *20 dollar cam*