PlanetHardware zet in dit artikel een Intel Celeron 700 en een Duron 700 tegenover elkaar. De resultaten mogen niet echt verassend meer zijn: de Duron 700 presteert in 6 van de 7 benchmarks beter dan de Celeron, en in de 7e gelijk aan Intel's kindje. Verder wordt in elke benchmark ook een Pentium III 1GHz opgenomen, die sneller is dan beide processors (duh). De Celeron is volgens PlanetHardware nog lang niet dood, maar de Duron is de nieuwe kampioen.
The Duron is a better deal for buyers who are looking a full system upgrade in the face, thanks to its market segment leading performance and aggressive price tag. It excels in any application that's thrown at it, and it's equally at home playing games or crunching spreadsheet formulas. AMD really has a home run on its hands with their new chip, and when we think about how its full potential still isn't known due to the delay in getting DDR SDRAM-supporting mainboards to the market, we come away very impressed.
The Celeron is by no means dead, and the reports of its death are premature in our opinion considering that the growth of the low-end PC market in second and third world nations is just beginning to take off. But the Celeron also is no longer the performance leader within the category that it gave birth to, and because of that the Duron 700 is now our new value-processor "Grand Champion".