DivX 5.1 Encoding

For this test, the Sempron 2800+ leads the Athlon XP 2500+, but isn't near the 2600+ in performance. It seems in this benchmark the 83MHz makes a difference. We do need to upgrade this benchmark to DivX 5.1.1 in order to enable SSE3 on the Celeron D processors, but we didn't have time for this tight launch to rerun benchmarks on all of these CPUs.

Sempron 2800+ is competitive with Celeron 330 this time around. This is one of the few benchmarks that the Sempron looses to the Celeron 335.

The difference between the Sempron 3100+ and the Athlon 64 2800+ is negligible.

DivX 5.1 Encoding

General Usage and Content Creation Performance DirectX 9 Gaming Performance
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  • Lonyo - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - link

    No edit feature on comments?
    Also, you can get an 865 for $56 at Newegg (new, ASRock "P4I65GV" i865GV Motherboard for Intel Socket 478 CPU -RETAIL)
    So that means that the gap between systems is really only going to be $17 between a Sempron 2800+ system and a Celeron 335 system.
  • Lonyo - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - link

    Another point, the Sempron prices you quote are in 1000 unit quantities, so on the penultimate page, there is no point if comparing the cost of a system, unless you remember that the Sempron will be $10~$15 more expensive than the price you quote.

    Celeron 335 is $117 in 1000 unit quantities (on launch) and $127 at Newegg.
    The Sempron will probably also be $10 more than the 1000 unit price.
  • Lonyo - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - link

    Pages 9 and 10 both make reference to the Celeron 225.
    I think this may be a typo for 335, as there is no 225 in the review ;)
  • Calin - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - link

    I was thinking - what is the electrical power (in relation with the other Athlons)? I am somewhat interested in a small and silent computer (socketA based) , and I would like to know which of those processons would be the happiest in crammed conditions

  • clarkey01 - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - link

    DerekWilson, yeah any chance you could have an 2.4Ghz Sempron going against a celeron @ The same speed.
  • sandorski - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - link

    I might get one when they come out for Socket 939, just because of cost issues. The SocketA versions certainly sucks when compared to the 754 version and with the limited future for Socket 754 there's nothing tempting for me.
  • Spacecomber - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - link

    I assume that the overclocking write-up will include the new Celerons, since I think that was skimmed over in the article covering their launch.

    When discussing the value of the new Celerons (assuming the this will be part of the overclocking write-up), backward compatability with older chipset motherboards would be helpful, too (e.g., 845E).

    I mentioned this in my comments to the Celeron write-up; so, my apologies for being repetitive.
  • Stlr23 - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - link

    Sempron huh?.....Nice.
  • LeeBear - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - link

    One 'budget' chip you didn't include in the roundup is the 2.4A Pentium 4 (Prescott, FSB533, 1MB Cache). It's cheaper then the Celeron 335 and with overclocking it may provide some interesting results.

  • DerekWilson - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - link

    We will be working on the overclock article over the next couple days -- is there anything you guys would particularly like to see?

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