Is an AMD Athlon XP 2000 faster than an Intel Celeron 1300MHz?

by on July 13, 2009

Q: I would like to know which processor is better. An AMD Athlon xp 2000+ or an intel celeron CPU 1300MHz. If the AMD is better how can I swap out the intel CPU for the AMD one?

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    The AMD is faster (~ 25% faster than the Intel chip), but you’d need to replace the motherboard in the computer in order to use the AMD chip.

    Keep in mind this is all still 5 year old hardware, so you’re still going to struggle with modern software. You’ll likely not notice much of a difference.

    Given that you can buy a complete system for $300 to $400 that is somewhere in the neighborhood of 1,000% faster than the AMD XP 2000+ setup would be, you’re going to be much better off saving up and just buying a new system.