Celeron @950 vs. the rest??


Golden Member
Aug 9, 2000
I have a PIII 450 and was planning to upgrade to a PIII 700 but I was looking into the celeron and was wondering how a 633@950 celeron would hold up to a PIII, Athlon k7/thunderbirds.

In other words, what speeds of these would be equivalent to a celeron running at 950?

Just want some expert input.


Senior member
Oct 9, 1999
The rule of thumb (where did that cliche come from anyway??) is that you subtract 200 from Celron speed for PIII equivalent. 250 - 300 for T-Bird equiv. Now .. since we don;t compute much with our thumbs..... Real World experience has shown me that a Celeron at 900 runs with a PIII 750 and a T-Bird 700 and a Duron 800 in 3D apps. 2D apps are FAR closer. My suggestion... Go with a Celeron and spend the extra money on a Really Good Graphics card. Also ... Good luck finding a 633 that will even POST at 950. Better bet is a 600/900 but those are rare. Most will top out at 83/90 FSB even with 1.9V