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Good Old Newbie: Intel's Celeron 1.7 GHz for Socket 478

The Main Competitor: AMD Duron

AMD has given Intel quite a hard time - all versions of the Duron have clearly been faster than the Celeron at the same clock speed. Until today, the has had the big advantage in that it can make use of the same platform, the same chipsets and the same type of memory that is used by the Athlon and the Athlon XP. Naturally, a Duron paired with DDR memory would always be faster than a Celeron with conventional SDRAM. Now, the Duron no longer has this advantage, because the Celeron 1.7 GHz gives you the option of using various chipsets, DDR-SDRAM and even RDRAM.

Duron / Celeron Comparison Table

ProcessorDuron 1.3 GHzCeleron 1.3 GHzCeleron 1.7 GHz
CPU coreMorganTualatinWillamette
Production process0.18 µm0.13 µm0.18 µm
CPU-PlattformSockel 462Sockel 370Sockel 478
CPU Front-Side-Bus200 MHz double-pumped100 MHz400 MHz quad-pumped
L1 Cache128 kB32 kB
L1 Cache AccessCPU clockCPU clockCPU clock
L2 Interface64 Bit256 Bit256 Bit
L2 Cache64 kB256 kB128 kB
L2 clockCPU clockCPU clockCPU clock
L2 Cache range64 GB64 GB64 GB
Architecture and Memory
Memory Clock133 MHz100 MHzSDRAM: 100, 133 MHzRDRAM: 400 MHz
ChipsetsVIA KT133A, KT266, KT266A, KT333SiS 735, 745ALi Magik 1Nvidia nForceAMD 750 and 760Intel 815EPTVIA Apollo 133/TApollo Pro 266/TSiS 633/635TIntel 850, 850EIntel 845/DIntel 845E, 845GSiS645/DXVIA P4X266/A, P4X333
Extended Instruction Sets
3D NowYesnono
3D Now+yesnono
Electrical Data
Core voltage1.45 to 1.75 V1.30 to 1.65 V1.75 V
Power (max.)43 W29 W~ 57 W
Amperage47 Ampere50 Ampere~ 47 Ampere
Thermal diodeyesyesyes
Protective CircuitnoyesYes
Price$ 84$ 74$ 83