Intel "Conroe-L" Performance Unveiled

"The single-core Celeron's give AMD's Athlon 64 a run for the money "

Search News

  • Scrolling Image
  • Scrolling Image
News <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 12/04/07
Author: PV5150
Source: DailyTech

Intel logo

Intel's single-core Celeron's give AMD's Athlon 64 a run for their money according to benchmarks from our source.

Intel expects to launch two Celeron 400-series models next quarter, the Celeron 440 and 430. These new Celeron models feature 2.0 GHz and 1.8 GHz clock speeds, respectively.

Aside from missing a core from its dual-core counterpart, the Conroe-L-based Celeron 400-series has 512KB of L2 cache like the current Cedar Mill based models. Unlike previous generation Celeron models, Intel equips the Celeron 400-series with an 800 MHz front-side bus, similar to its Pentium E2100 and Core 2 Duo E4000-series. When the Conroe-L Celerons hit, they will replace current Cedar Mill Netburst architecture models at sub-$60 price points.

Early benchmarks of the Celeron 400-series show promising performance from the value-priced processor – beating out or giving the Athlon 64 3500+ a close run.

Conroe-L

Application Benchmarks
Application
Celeron 440
Athlon 64 3500+
Cinebench 9.5
317
332
ScienceMark 2
1030.58
1183.13
Super Pi
32s
39s
DivX 6.2
1:50.2s
2:03.9s
Lame 3.97
35.56s
35.59s

3D Benchmarks
Game
Celeron 440
Athlon 64 3500+
Doom III
103.1fps
105.2fps
F.E.A.R.
88fps
89fps
Serious Sam II
81.6fps
96.5fps

By the looks of it, this is gonna be one great little budget performer

Discuss in our forum
«Prev 1 Next»

Most Recent Comments

11-04-2007, 08:36:13

Kempez
Not sure on RAM compatibility with the DS3, worth checking.

Personally I'd get an Asus P5B or something instead (personal preference). Also the e4300 is a good bet if you're not gonna use virtualisation.

11-04-2007, 08:40:00

Ham

11-04-2007, 09:04:37

Doddsy
Hmm, I like the ram ham. I was looking at the P5b-E, just heard a lot of stories about Vdroop on the asus boards. I thought I was making a good choice on teh gigabyte board, it's had good reviews, good price and apparently a good clocker. I'll have a closer look at some of the P5B boards though.

11-04-2007, 09:17:05

Ham
Vdroop is a problem on every board too an extent. Theres things you can do to get rid of it though, and the asus boards ive listed above have been tested and proven.

11-04-2007, 09:35:22

Doddsy
Well I'm definitely gonna have to look into those boards more thoroughly. Damn you Ham, making me do stuff other than my dissertation! :p

11-04-2007, 09:43:52

Jim
Deffo take a look at the P5B as advised. Most ppl will tell you that it's the best board for easy overclocking with c2d's.

11-04-2007, 09:55:26

BUFF
Seriously consider the abit AB9 QuadGT too - great mobo ~£105.

11-04-2007, 10:05:53

Ham

Deffo take a look at the P5B as advised. Most ppl will tell you that it's the best board for easy overclocking with c2d's.



Its matured.

DFI are only just poking the 775 market atm, and the results from that new infinity look promising for a budget/mid board.

11-04-2007, 12:23:59

!TIMMY!

Well I'm definitely gonna have to look into those boards more thoroughly. Damn you Ham, making me do stuff other than my dissertation! :p



Exactly what he does to me!!! i had to run off to the states to get away from him ;) (and my dissertation :O )

12-04-2007, 05:17:10

Doddsy
Hmm, ok thanks to Ham my first choice now seems to be the P5B-E plus. Since the quadgt is only £10 more expensive, would it be worth it? I've heard it had a LOT of problems when it came out does anyone know if they've been fixed?
Reply
x

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.