processor speeds

  keithyoshi 22:29 28 Apr 2007

my current pc is about ready to be replaced. it is has an intel celeron 2.6ghz.
the ones i'm looking to replace it with are duo core 2.13ghz or duo core 2.4ghz. these new processors ghz appear slower but i know i must be missing something obvious? I will be mainly running image software like lightzone and photoshop with large image sizes, will i notice a difference in spee d with my new choices and does the cpu speed make all the difference?

  Totally-braindead 23:11 28 Apr 2007

The Celeron is a cut down version of the Pentium with less cache memory and is subsequently quite a bit slower.
The actual CPU speed is not as important as the performance.
I'm an AMD fan, as an example I have a Athlon 64 3500+ and it only runs at 2.21 ghz but because of the design it runs at approximatly the same performance as a Intel Pentium 4 3.5 ghz even though the clock speed is only 2.21 ghz.
The new Intel Dual Cores will be a huge boost. My Athlon is probably about twice as fast as your Celeron.
Have a look here for the comparisons of the newer chips click here

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