people consider the Celeron as good as, if not better then the
Pentium 2 since it is so overclockable. The Celeron has 32kb
of Level 1 cache which is exactly the same amount as the Pentium
2/3 processors. The other big difference, that sort of has stopped
the Celeron in a way, is this, the reduced 66mhz FSB (front-side
bus speed) compared to the P2/3ís bus speed of 100mhz. With
P2's you can use the industry standard PC100 RAM with a 100MHZ
bus, but with Celeron's you can use either 66-mhz SDRAM, or
disadvantage that Intel has eliminated, is that the Celeronís
motherboards now have an AGP (Advanced Graphics Processing)
slot. The earlier motherboard chipsets that Intel produced (the
EX and LX) didnít have an AGP slot. They added an AGP slot with
the addition of the ZX chipset to it's line of Celeron processors.
(Below is a picture of the socket 370 celeron). This type of
celeron uses the PPGA (plastic pin grid array.
socket 370 celeron looks very similar to the original pentiums
doesn't it? Even the mainbords that the socket 370 celeron runs
on look nearly identical to the older pentium' mainboards. (below
is a picture of a socket 370 mainboard).