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June 3, 2006, 1:51 pm
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The Celeron performance has been limited by the relatively small level 2 cache,
e.g. at one time the Celeron had 128 KB L2 cache compared to the Pentium 4 512
KB L2 cache. The difference is not so pronounced these days, e.g. the Celeron in
my laptop computer has 1 MB L2 cache.
West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.A.
Celerons have less performance, but they have 3 advantages. 1) They're
cheaper. 2) They run cooler 3) Because of bus speed limitations, some
boards will accept a faster celeron than they will a p3.
There are certian things a celeron cannot do. Like run in pairs (Except
with a custom motherboard, and there's only a handful of those).
A true p3 will beat a similar p3-based celeron. As will a p4, beat a
similar p4-based celeron.
Linux not really an issue here, as always you are just
buying a piece of equipment and have to decide if the
performance/price is right or if you wanted to pay more for
a higher performing CPU. A Celeron is fine for most basic
tasks, even more advanced tasks these days so long as there
is no realtime performance need.