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DURON vs Cerleron?

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December 10, 2000 8:16:20 PM

Oh here's the deal. I'm buying a new computer system in the next few days... I was planning to purchase a Duron, but after talking to some friends I'm not so sure. Is an overclocked celeron better/faster than a Duron?

Which processor is more value (if the celeron is overclocked)?

i.e. is a Celeron 633 overclocked to 900Mhz (for $240) better than a Duron 800Mhz (for $283)???

Prices in $NZ
1 Duron 650MHz - $162
2 Duron 700MHz - $194
3 Duron 750MHz - $225
4 Duron 800MHz - $283

5 Celeron 633MHz FCPGA - $240
6 Celeron 667MHz FCPGA - $255
7 Celeron 700MHz FCPGA - $270
8 Celeron 733MHz FCPGA - $337

And components wise, at the moment the motherboards are around the same price, right so that's not really a factor?

Thanx

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December 10, 2000 8:53:52 PM

Duron is 20%-40% faster than the Celeron. So if you overclock a 633 to 900 for the same price as a duron 800 overclocked to 1100, you do the math.

Get duron.
December 10, 2000 10:16:59 PM

The Celeron is an old architecture that is intentionally crippled by Intel so that it doesn't compete with a PIII. An overclocked Duron can <i>almost</i> compete with a PIII, or even an Athlon. It's price/performance ratio is outstanding. Get the Duron-600. There's no reason to get a higher clocked one. Just about every Duron will overclock to at least 950.
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December 10, 2000 10:40:23 PM

the p3 price have fell, i went to the pc show and got a p3 700 and mobo for $270. not bad after the 700 is overclocked to 933.
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December 10, 2000 10:51:24 PM

ohhh man! you want to wait to January when KT133A comes into play.....this is gonna be the sweetest overclocking board for Duron/Athlon :p 

By a combination of multiplier and FSB tweaking, you can make sure you have BOTH high bandwidth and high clockspeed :) 
December 11, 2000 2:42:35 AM

A Duron 800 overclocked to 1GHz performs about as well as a 1.5GHz P4 for about 1/8 the cost. Based on that, you can probably figure out if the Duron is better than the Celeron. Duron destroys the Celeron.
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