/ Sign-up
Your question

Celeron 1Ghz vs PIII 1 Ghz

  • CPUs
  • Celeron
Last response: in CPUs
a b à CPUs
September 25, 2001 9:34:05 PM

I recently traded my Abit BX6 with a AOpen AX3SPRO mobo, running the same PIII500E CPU. I never tried to oc this one, though I did with my 300A which I ran at 450Mhz. Now, been away from the CPU scene for awhile, I wonder... Should I buy a Celeron 1Ghz or a PIII 1Ghz for my AOpen mobo? Obviously, the PIII is much more expensive here and probably better, but I was wondering if the Celeron could be easily oc to perform as a PIII 1Ghz? That would save me 'round $150... Anyone?

Lord Hagar

More about : celeron 1ghz piii ghz

September 25, 2001 10:14:18 PM

I wouldn't go with either...It's cheaper to get a 1GHz thunderbird and a VIA KT133A board than get the P3.

"If you teach a child to read, then he or her will be able to pass a literacy test" - George W.
a b à CPUs
September 26, 2001 12:26:51 AM

YOu would have to overclock the Celeron to 1333MHz!!!! That's not going to happen! That's right, in demanding apps, the Celeron scores about 30% lower than a PIII with the same bus speed. Actually closer to 25%, but in order to get the Celeron to run a 133MHz bus, it would be at 1333, which is impossible. A more direct comparison would be a Celeron 950 overclocked to 1266@133, which is still impossible.
As far as overclocking, you best bet is the 700@933/133. This overclock is relatively easy, and the processor is only $92 on Pricewatch. The 700, when overclocked to 933/133, performs the same as a 933. And beets all Celerons, even the new 1100, by a wide margin.

Back to you Tom...
Related resources
September 26, 2001 9:30:29 AM

Or he can get a 1GHZ tbird and a sis735 mobo for about the same price and 0wn both of them ;-).

"The Cash Left In My Pocket,The BEST Benchmark"
September 26, 2001 8:39:51 PM

We finally agreed on something, eh Matisaro? ;) 

"If you teach a child to read, then he or her will be able to pass a literacy test" - George W.
September 27, 2001 2:15:49 AM

Sis is great if you want fast stable and cheap, I prefer to tweak myself. But if you are on a budget and dont want to oc then sis all the way!

"The Cash Left In My Pocket,The BEST Benchmark"