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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

Applications 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

  

Business Winstone is a system-level, application-based benchmark that measures a PC's overall performance when running today's top-selling Windows-based 32-bit applications on Windows 98 SE, Windows NT 4.0 (SP6 or later), Windows 2000, Windows Me, or Windows XP. Business Winstone doesn't mimic what these packages do; it runs real applications through a series of scripted activities and uses the time a PC takes to complete those activities to produce its performance scores.

For our tests we used ZD Business Winstone 2001 1.02. The results of this test are quite disapointing for the Celeron 1.8GHz. One more time it arrives last. The Celeron 1.8GHz is 22% slower than the Pentium 4 1.7GHz! The Pentium 4 2.4GHz outclasses the Celeron 1.8GHz by 62%!

Content Creation Winstone 2002 is a system-level, application-based benchmark that measures a PC's overall performance when running top, Windows-based, 32-bit, content creation applications on Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me, or Windows XP. Following the lead of real users, Content Creation Winstone 2002 keeps multiple applications open at once and switches among those applications. Content Creation Winstone 2002 is a single large test that runs the above applications through a series of scripted activities and returns a single score. Those activities focus on what we call "hot spots," periods of activity that make your PC really work--the times where you're likely to see an hourglass or a progress bar.

For our tests we used Content Creation 2002. Just like with the Ziff Davis Business Winstone 2001 test, the Pentium 4 2.4GHz is on top of the race. It overtakes the Athlon XP 2000+ by 7% and the Celeron 1.8GHz by 45%. The Celeron 1.8GHz gets the worst result being outclassed by the Pentium 4 1.7GHz by 11%.

SYSMark 2002 remains an essential and very good benchmarking tool that is definitely not biased. SYSmark 2002 is meant for the serious benchmarking professional. It includes a robust set of 14 application benchmarks covering a wide range of Internet Content Creation and Office Productivity application categories. The applications emulate usage patterns of today's desktop business user that includes concurrent execution of applications. The results above speak for themselves, but let me comment them.

In this test the loser is the Celeron 1.8GHz. The Pentium 4 1.7GHz outperforms the Celeron 1.8GHz by 9%. The Pentium 4 2.4GHz is 55% faster than the latest mainstream Intel chip. Even the Athlon XP 2000+ beats the Celeron 1.8GHz by 18%. The Celeron 1.8GHz result is absolutely normal since it comes with only 128KB of cache memory against 256KB for the Pentium 4 1.7GHz and 512KB for the rest of the Pentium 4 we tested.

 

 Games Benchmarks Conclusion

 

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