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What's faster: Atom 230 or Celeron 220?

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June 18, 2008 6:12:57 PM

Hi,

I'm looking to get a mini-itx motherboard, but was wondering which CPU performs better. The Atom 230: http://www.mini-box.com/Intel-D945GCLF-Mini-ITX-Motherboard or the Celeron 220: http://www.mini-box.com/Intel-D201GLY2-Mini-ITX-Motherboard_2

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
June 18, 2008 9:08:39 PM

Wonderful, thanks! Anyone know when the first Via Nano boards will be released and how those might compare?
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June 18, 2008 9:23:26 PM

The Nano should be better then both if rumors are to be believed.
June 18, 2008 9:47:00 PM

hmm, makes it harder to know whether to wait or to buy now. Is the nano rumored to be released on the mini-itx 2.0 specifications?
June 19, 2008 1:34:01 AM

I would wait for the dual-core ATOM and see how it compare to the Nano..
June 19, 2008 1:47:43 AM

wait for the tegra?
or is that not going to be on mini-ITX boards......
June 19, 2008 2:47:10 AM

Well..an ATOM cpu has atoms, and a celeron CPU has celery...which is also comprised of atoms, but since those atoms are busy BEING celery, the celery-on might actually be slower at the same saltiness.
June 19, 2008 3:41:47 PM

joefriday said:
Here's a review you should look at.
http://www.anandtech.com/systems/showdoc.aspx?i=3321&p=...
Atom is somewhere near an 800MHz to 1200MHz Celeron CPU in performance; The Celeron 220 should therefore be the faster of the two on average.

So is the Celeron 220 a lower voltage version of the Celeron 420?

royalcrown said:
Well..an ATOM cpu has atoms, and a celeron CPU has celery...which is also comprised of atoms, but since those atoms are busy BEING celery, the celery-on might actually be slower at the same saltiness.

LOL :pt1cable:  interesting insight, I'll take that into consideration.... haha
June 19, 2008 4:20:27 PM

Celeron 420 is 1.6 GHz, 800MHz fsb, Conroe-L CPU. 35 watt TDP
Celeron 220 is 1.2 GHz, 533 MHz fsb, Conroe-L CPU. ~15 watt TDP (?)

As you can see, the 420 is 400 MHz faster, and runs at a higher fsb. It is made for conventional desktop computers, while the Celeron 220 is a special CPU manufactured specifically for the itx platform.
June 20, 2008 2:07:52 PM

Ahh, I see. Very informative, thank you!
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