“There are two angles to comment the performance of the Celeron from. On the one hand, we can see it’s not that bad. It’s the level of dual-core Athlon X2, not the lowest-end at that. However, from the other point of view, you can get much more in the low-end segment for a similar price.”
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- Intel Core i3 530 Clarkdale On Linux @ Phoronix
- Intel Clarkdale Core i5-661 @ OCHQ
- AMD Phenom II X4 910e 2.6 GHz 65W Processor Review @ PCSTATS
- Unlocking the Phenom II X2 555: 3.2GHz Quad-Core for $99 @ AnandTech
Source: iXBT Labs
The days of the ridiculously easy to overclock Celerons may have passed but the Celeron line does live on. Take the Intel Celeron E3300 for instance, at $66 it is not expensive and it runs at a decent 2.5GHz on an 800MHz FSB but iXBT Labs gave it a bump to a 1066MHz FSB for an overclocked speed of 3.33GHz. You miss out on a lot of new features and the performance suffers for it, but if you know what to expect it is a handy start to a very inexpensive PC.