Intel “Conroe-L” Performance Unveiled

News Posted 12/04/07
Author: PV5150
Source: DailyTech

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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.


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

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