Thresh's Vuurpeleton heeft de Celeron 600 eens vergelijken met zijn Duron 600 concurrent, twee low-budget CPU'tjes die je momenteel voor een prikkie in huis kunt halen. Dat de Duron vrij gemakkelijk alle tests naar zich toe trekt is geen verrassing meer, als je bereidt bent te investeren in een relatief duur socket A moederbord is dit zonder twijfel de meest verantwoorde keuze:
Wow. AMD has quite a winner in this little chip. There is no doubt whatsoever, as to which CPU comes out on top. The Duron left the Celeron in the dust on every test. Combine excellent performance with a rock bottom price and you can't lose. For those of you considering a new cheap system, the Duron will provide ample power for the buck. In terms of overclocking, you had better get your hands on a Duron very quickly- most of these CPUs will hit around 800-900MHz, but there are rumors that AMD will soon step up its anti-overclocking measures. This entails clipping pins from the bottom of the CPU itself.
If you are going to go for the gold when overclocking the Duron, a good motherboard will be essential. This niche can easily be handed to the Asus A7V and Abit KT7. The only drawbacks are their relatively high prices, roughly $140 to $160 for either one. This kind of makes it scary, since it is unknown how long AMD will stick with the Socket A connector. With Intel, we have had some form of interchangeable connector, making motherboards last for years. Case in point, my Abit BH6: I had a Celeron 300a in there, and even now, I could drop in a P3 Coppermine.
You can't make any strong arguments about buying the Celeron II anymore. These processors overclock decently, but the performance of an overclocked Celeron still doesn't equal that of an overclocked Duron