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Product: Celeron 1.8GHz & D845GBV Motherboard
Company: Intel
Website: http://www.intel.com
Estimated Street Price:
$150.00
Review By: Julien Jay

Synthetic Benchmarks

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: CPU Architecture
3: CPU Instructions & Design
4: Intel i845G Chipset
5: Intel Extreme Graphics
6: Intel D845GBV Motherboard
7: Onboard Audio
8: Synthetic Benchmarks
9: Games Benchmarks
10: Application Benchmarks
11: Conclusion

   Below are the exact specifications of the machines we used to test the Intel Celeron, Intel Pentium 4 & AMD Athlon XP 2000+ processors.

  • Complete Intel Celeron PC Setup

Motherboard: Intel D845GBV Motherboard with latest P06 BIOS
Memory: 256Mb of DDR266
Hard Disk: IBM 40GB UDMA
100 7200rpm
Graphics card: Hercules 3D Prophet II Ultra (GeForce 2 Ultra) - Detonator 29.42
DVD:
Pioneer DVD116
Peripherals: Microsoft
TrackBall Optical, Microsoft Office Keyboard.
Everything was running under Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP
3 with DirectX 8.1 installed and the latest
Intel Chipset & Intel Application Accelerator Drivers.

  • Complete Intel Pentium 4 PC Setup

Motherboard: Intel D850MD with latest P14 bios and i850 chipset
Memory: 256Mb of RDRAM (Rambus) running at 800MHz with ECC correction - 256 of RDRAM running at 1066MHz (for the P4 2.53GHz)
Hard Disk:
Maxtor 30GB UDMA 100 7200rpm
Graphics card: Hercules 3D Prophet II Ultra (GeForce 2 Ultra) - Detonator 29.42
DVD:
Goldstar
Peripherals: Microsoft
TrackBall Optical, Microsoft Office Keyboard.
Everything was running under Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP
2 with DirectX 8.1 installed and the latest Intel Chipset & Intel Application Accelerator Drivers
.

  • Complete AMD Athlon XP 2000+ PC Setup

Motherboard: Epox 8KHA+
Memory: 256MB of PC2100 DDR
Hard Disk: IBM 40GB UDMA 100 7200rpm
DVD: Pioneer DVD116
Display adapter:
Hercules 3D Prophet II Ultra (GeForce 2 Ultra) - Detonator 29.42
Peripherals: Microsoft TrackBall Optical, Microsoft Office Keyboard.
Everything was running under Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP
2 with DirectX 8.1 installed and the
latest VIA 4in1 drivers 4.40a P3.

For the testing we made sure that no programs were running and did a clean Windows Boot by formatting the hard drive. By doing so we’re making sure that performance would remain unaffected.

Ziff Davis CPU Mark 99 is a rather old benchmarking tool that doesn't take advantage of the new instructions brought by the Pentium 4 nor the Celeron. Thus it obviously advantages AMD's processor. In this test the Athlon XP 2000+ leads the race with an appreciable score of 150 outclassing the Pentium 4 2.4GHz by -only- 3%. According to CPU Mark 99 the Celeron 1.8GHz is the slowest processor of this round up with a poor result of 82.9 being 80% slower than the Athlon XP 2000+ and 76% slower than the Pentium 4 2.4GHz.
 

CPU MathMark 3.0 trains the processor to perform some basic and complex mathematic operations (like 9^1500, calculating iterations of Pi, etc.) Once those tests are completed it reports the time it takes for the CPU to achieve such operations in seconds. Shortest is the bar in this graphic, faster is the CPU.

In all logic, the Celeron 1.8GHz arrives after the Pentium 4 1.7GHz in this test being 6% faster than its Pentium 4 brother. The Athlon XP 2000+ leads the race: it is 18% faster than the Pentium 4 2.4GHz, 64% faster than the Pentium 4 1.7GHz and 55% faster than the Celeron 1.8GHz.

SiSoft Sandra 2002 is a synthetic benchmark that performs real basic test measuring Whetstone & Dhrystone values of a CPU. This benchmark program doesn't reflect at all the potential of a Pentium 4 (and thus a Celeron), but since it's a widely used performance measuring utility I can't skip it. The Pentium 4 2.4GHz gets the best results: its MFLOPS score is 28% better than the one of the AMD Athlon XP 2000+ and 33% better than the one of the Celeron 1.8GHz. The Celeron 1.8GHz manages to outperform the Pentium 4 1.7GHz by 5%.
 

MFLOPS: The Whetstone benchmark is widely used in the computer industry as a measure of performance. Floating-point arithmetic is most significant in scientific, engineering, statistical and computer-aided design (CAD) programs. It is also a small component in spreadsheet, paint and drawing programs. Word processing programs typically do no floating-point computations at all. The Whetstone does a lot of floating-point arithmetic, some memory access, and a little integer arithmetic.

MIPS: The Dhrystone benchmark is widely used in the computer industry as a measure of performance. Dhrystone is a synthetic benchmark, designed to contain a representative sample of operations normally performed by applications. They don't calculate a result of any kind, but they do perform the sort of complicated sequences of instructions that real applications use. The Dhrystone result is determined by measuring the time it takes to perform these sequences of instructions. Simple integer arithmetic, logic decisions, and memory accesses are the dominant CPU activities in most Windows programs. The Dhrystone benchmark makes intensive use of these areas.

 

PCMark 2002 is MadOnion's brand new benchmark. PCMark2002 consists of a series of tests that represent common tasks in home and office programs. The Pentium 4 2.4GHz logically arrives on top of the race, outperforming by 9% the Pentium 4 2.2Ghz. The Celeron 1.8GHz beats the Pentium 4 1.7GHz one more time being 4% faster. The Pentium 4 2.4GHz is  37% faster than the Celeron 1.8GHz.

 

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