Better buy - Celeron D or Sempron?

Celeron D 347 (65nm, 3.06 GHz, 512KB L2 Cache, Single Core) or Sempron (socket 754) 2800+ 1.6 GHz 256 KB L2 Cache & Sempron 3000+ 1.8 GHz 128KB L2 Cache (both 90 nm & single core.)

Which processor will be better?
I intend to use it for net surfing, listening to music etc. just the basics & the odd game once in a while.

Need a reply quickly.

Thanks.
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  1. This is just me, but i would take the Sempron (socket 754) 2800+ 1.6 GHz 256 KB L2 Cache and overclock it to 2ghz or so, at which point it should easily beat the celeron.
  2. I won't be overclocking.

    I will run either of them at stock with stock heatsink.

    Which of them will perform better at stock speeds?

    Thanks for your reply.
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    Celeron D 347 (65nm, 3.06 GHz, 512KB L2 Cache, Single Core) or Sempron (socket 754) 2800+ 1.6 GHz 256 KB L2 Cache & Sempron 3000+ 1.8 GHz 128KB L2 Cache (both 90 nm & single core.)

    Which processor will be better?
    I intend to use it for net surfing, listening to music etc. just the basics & the odd game once in a while.

    Need a reply quickly.

    Thanks.
    I would have to say that they are close. If you intend on playing any "modern" games, the Sempron would be the better pick. For office apps/internet, e-mail etc. the Celeron is fine...and i'd base it on the price. The new Cedar Mill (65nm) Celeron's are an improvement over the Prescott cored (90nm)ones, using less power, producing less heat, and having twice the L2 cache. GL :)
  4. I won't be gaming that much on this box if at all.
    It will be my secondary box just for downloading etc. the basic things.

    I don't mind if the Sempron encodes audio or video 30 secs. less than the Celeron does.
    I just want the best bang for buck.

    I would also like to add that I already have a s754 board lying around Asus K8N (NForce 3 250 chipset). I wasn't using it all this while coz it makes a weird "zing" noise when a USB device is attached to it other than that it was working fine the last time I checked.

    But I'm not sure if it's still working coz I haven't touched it for the past year....most probably it will work but just a doubt is always there as you know lol.

    So what do I go with?

    Thanks for all your help really appreciate it.
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    I won't be gaming that much on this box if at all.
    It will be my secondary box just for downloading etc. the basic things.

    I don't mind if the Sempron encodes audio or video 30 secs. less than the Celeron does.
    I just want the best bang for buck.

    I would also like to add that I already have a s754 board lying around Asus K8N (NForce 3 250 chipset). I wasn't using it all this while coz it makes a weird "zing" noise when a USB device is attached to it other than that it was working fine the last time I checked.

    But I'm not sure if it's still working coz I haven't touched it for the past year....most probably it will work but just a doubt is always there as you know lol.

    So what do I go with?

    Thanks for all your help really appreciate it.
    Well, assuming your s754 board does work, that's a no-brainer...Sempron for sure. If you have some DDR1 RAM laying around, you can use that with the Sempron also....same with an AGP video card. If you have to buy a motherboard/RAM/ and or video card, then the choice is tougher. As much as everyone in her loathes Celerons, the new ones are respectably powered, and i'm sure will satisfy you. For me... i would get the cheaper of the 2. GL :)
  6. well, if the motherboard does work, im sure you will be more than satisfied with the sempron (the 1.6ghz 256kb l2 one)
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    well, if the motherboard does work, im sure you will be more than satisfied with the sempron (the 1.6ghz 256kb l2 one)
    Yeah, i would get the 2800 over the 3000 for the extra 128k L2.
  8. Thanks for all your replies.

    I'll go with the Sempron then. I'll go with the 2800+ (availability is my only concern).

    A while back there was a Sempron 2500+ available I think & it had 512KB L2 cache.
    I'll try & see if that's available or go with 2800+ or 3000+.
  9. As others have said, go with Sempron if you already have the board. :wink:
    If you didn't already have that mobo, the decision would have been easy: the Celeron D, for the sake of future upgradeablitity. Both processors are more than enough to do what you want, but only the Celeron offers any upgrade path.
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    Thanks for all your replies.

    I'll go with the Sempron then. I'll go with the 2800+ (availability is my only concern).

    A while back there was a Sempron 2500+ available I think & it had 512KB L2 cache.
    I'll try & see if that's available or go with 2800+ or 3000+.

    At ewiz, the 3000+ and 2800+ differ by only about $1 and the 3000+ is only $28;
    http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=SDA30BX_64
    at these prices, everything is a deal but some deals are better :wink:
  11. Thanks for all the help y'all! It's really greatly appreciated.

    I went with the Sempron 2800+.

    Will assemble my rig Sunday morning hopefully.

    Thanks again!
  12. The Celly D has my intrigued. People have been hitting 5ghz on stock cooling...

    I wanna see some Celly D Cedar Mill 5ghz benchmarks against AMD's lineup :P.
  13. I'd not be too intrigued, knowing that a 4GHz P4 or a 2.8GHz Athlon64 would still kill a CeleronD @ 5GHz :?
  14. Actually, the P4 would have to be at 4.5GHz to match performance, and the 2.8GHz AMD K8 (1MB cache) might tie the 5GHz Celeron D Cedar Mill.
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