First post, by appiah4
I'm about to start building an ATX Windows XP machine with components from circa 2002. I currently have a Tualatin Celeron 1300 with board and 512MB SDRAM as well as a Williamette Celeron 1700 with board and 512MB DDR RAM. I'm not sure which I should go for. IIRC Tualatin P3's basically destroyed Williamette P4's but that kind of got rectified with RD/DDR RAM later on, although it wasn't until Northwood that P4 actually managed to pull ahead? Anyway, regardless, how does that filter down to Celeron performance? The Tualatin has 256K cache compared to Williamette's 128K and that's just abysmal for both gaming and computing IMO - I can see a Williamette P4 eventually beating a P3 thanks to RAM and clockspeed but I think the Tualatin Celeron will always beat the Williamette Celeron? Obviously I want to do the Tualatin build and maybe one day replace the CPU with a Tualatin P3 1.1 or something, but some justification would be nice 😀
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