Use Intel Celeron CPU for a DAW?
Anyone that have tried it ?
Thankfull for all input.
As fast cache is also a key factor in determining the speed of a processor which explains that the Celeron has a lower performance than a P4.
But to really answer Tore's question:
The Celeron should work just fine, but don't expect the performance of a P4 at the same speed. I don't know how much lower the performance is but I guess 30% is in the range.
If you happen to have one just use it and see how well it works. If you are thinking about buying one to save a couple of bucks - forget it! Spend a few dollars more and get the real deal (or even better, get a higher performing AthlonXP for the same money).
Just my opinion (plus some speculation).
mjones4th wrote: IIRC, the Celeron lacks the SSE instruction set. Somebody correct me if i'm wrong. What this means is that those programs that use SSE will lose performance on a Celeron.
Actually i will correct you - Celeron's do have SSE instruction set
like my Celeron N2830 (2014) 2.16Ghz has SSE1, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1 and SSE4.2
other instruction are MMX, EM64T, VT-x
If i get a DAW i will inform (actually i am finding a DAW that works for my celeron if it works i will surely inform)