Comparing Today's Modern CPUs To Intel's Socket 478 Celeron & Pentium 4

Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 8 June 2015. Page 3 of 7. 36 Comments

First up are the results of the Intel Celeron 2.4GHz and Pentium 4 C 2.8GHz processors compared to the 45+ other systems that run daily in our basement server room.

Wow! The Bay Trail N2820 Celeron is over three times faster than the 2.4GHz Celeron from the NetBurst days. The Pentium G3258 Haswell CPU is over eight times faster than the Pentium 4 Northwood. For kicks, the Core i7 5960X Haswell-E is 34x faster than the Hyper Threaded Pentium 4.

In the time it takes these old CPUs to compile the Apache web server, modern Haswell and Broadwell desktops could easily compile the mainline Linux kernel a few times over.

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