The original Celerons were good processors (equal to the Pentium 2 processors) but the newer ones blow. They're nothing compared to their big brother, the Pentium 3 Coppermine, although they're based on the same design. Of course this is not to say that the newer Celerons are worse than the older Celerons, they just don't perform nearly as well as they should. I think the main limiting factor is the front side bus (66 Mhz) and although Intel recently bumped them up to 100 it still pales in comparison to the P3 and Athlon. Right now the Durons are the best and cheapest value processors you can get. If you're looking to get an upgrade for your current system then I say go for the newer Celerons, provided that your mobo chipset can handle them. They're clocked higher and are faster than the older models and based on a smaller die (0.18 micron as opposed to 0.25) which means less heat, less power consumption and more speed potential (overclock
) and the newer Celeries have SSE technology, which has proven to work miracles for photoshop rendering.
liaqatali posted: A P-III 555mhz is better then a celeron 933mhz trust me.
Actually the P3 555 processors were based on the old Katmai design, not the newer Coppermine design. A Celeron 933 would blow the P3 out of the water. A P3 Coppermine can easily take the Celeron to school though.