Intel vs. AMD: Celeron 1300 vs. Duron 1200

Direct3D Performance - DirectX 7: 3D Mark 2000

The 3D Mark 2000 determines DirectX 7's Direct3D performance under Windows XP. The chart shows that the Celeron 1300 performs more poorly than the Duron 1200.

Direct3D Performance - DirectX 8: 3D Mark 2001

The 3D Mark 2001 determines DirectX 8's Direct3D performance under Windows XP. In this discipline, the Duron 1200 trounces the Intel Celeron 1300 yet again.

MP3 Audio Encoding: Lame MP3

The Lame MP3 Encoder under Windows XP is used to convert a 178 MB sound file from a WAV format to an "MPEG-1 Layer 3" format. In this discipline, the Celeron 1300 finally manages to outdo the Duron 1200.

  • yannifb
  • disagree. tualatin celeron eats the duron, especially done right. clearly it comes out ahead in most tests, and that's without even mentioning the fact a tualatin celeron 1000a is the easiest overclock ever at 1330. also, the sis635 chipset could in fact marry this chip to DDR, which wasn't tested here.

    even without all that it still comes out ahead in many "every day" tests, and to just look at the wattage difference, the very slight extra duron oomph simply doesn't justify the fan noise. this line of celerons were the best deal in town when they came out. they are the cherries on top of the 686 cake.
  • amdfangirl
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