This is why you never go full ghetto when buying CPUs. Or any product really.
True... well, for the most part.
But Intel's Haswell G1820/1840 Celeron chips still had a bit of "pep" in them, even though they were the lowest, slowest, Haswell CPUs made. Ok, granted, they were no i7-4790K, by any means, but they were still "snappy", with an SSD and adequate (even single-channel) RAM.
The same cannot be said of the AMD A4-4000 and the A4-6300 (which is scarcely better).
Not a lot of pep in the A4-6300, at least with a single 4GB DIMM and Win7 64-bit.
I mean, they were usable for desktop and some media tasks, but they had a fair amount of lagginess to them.
Edit: I think that single-threaded performance had a lot to do with my experience and perceptions of those platforms.
By comparison, the G3258 OC'ed to 4.0Ghz, really
flies, for desktop tasks.