celerons | pentiums

Rus Foster rghf at fsck.me.uk
Tue Nov 25 00:09:31 PST 2003

On Tue, 25 Nov 2003 chael at southgate.ph.inter.net wrote:

> A newbie question:  I don't know much really about the differences of
> the two processors except that (I think) Pentiums has a multimedia
> extension and Celerons has NOT. So, is there a significant gain (if any)
> in performance if you use Pentiums than Celerons on FreeBSD that is
> running as say a cache/proxy server? If not, is it right to think that
> the extra money we shell out for a Pentium is not really worth if we're
> not gonna be using it on a graphical environment with media players, et
> al?

The Pentium have a lot bigger caching making them a lot faster in most
operations. Unless cost is that much of an issue for for Pentiums

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