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Product: Celeron 1.8GHz & D845GBV Motherboard
Company: Intel
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Review By: Julien Jay

Games 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


How can we do a complete processors roundup without testing them under Quake III Arena, the ultimate gamers' reference? The Pentium 4 has always exceled under Quake III Arena so it's no surprise to see the results. The various systems tested were all using an Hercules 3D Prophet II Ultra 64 MB graphics card with the latest NVIDIA 29.42 drivers. The big surprise is that the Celeron 1.8GHz falls to the bottom of the ranking with a modest results of 165.8fps showing how important the L2 cache and RAMBUS memory are for a processor.

The Intel Pentium 4 1.7GHz is slightly faster than the Athlon XP 2000+. Under Quake III Arena, the Pentium 4 2.4GHz is 26% faster than the Celeron 1.8GHz. The Athlon XP 2000+ has a comfortable advance of 16% over the Celeron.

MadOnion's 3D Mark 2001 has become an other reference when benchmarking 3D performance of PCs. We used it with our faithful Hercules 3D Prophet II Ultra 64MB. This test proves the Celeron is definitely not suitable for hard-core gamers. The Celeron 1.8GHz is beaten by the Pentium 4 1.7GHz by 11%. The Pentium 4 2.4GHz is 37% faster than the Celeron 1.8GHz.

To conclude this serie of gaming benchmark here are the results we get from AMD NBench 2.0. NBench is a program, made by AMD, that measures the ability of a CPU to render complex 3D scenes. It's obviously not optimized for the Pentium 4, and massively biased toward the Athlon. Nonetheless I thought this was interesting to publish those results.

As you can see the Athlon XP 2000+ gets kudos being 17% faster than the Pentium 4 2.4GHz and 78% than the Celeron 1.8GHz. The Celeron 1.8GHz is the last and the Pentium 4 1.7GHz outperforms it by 5%.


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