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Tualatin Performance Numbers

By: Haut^Karl

Tuesday, December 24, 2002

We thought it would be helpful to see what sort of performance other modders had achieved with their Tualatin Celeron modded computers. We compiled the data from MadOnion's Online Results Browser set for Default Benchmarks and the system options listed below like Front Side Bus speed. The best results for each hardware combination was chosen when available.

  • Tualatin Celeron
  • 100 or 133 FSB
  • Default 3DMark2001 settings

Move your cursor over the chart's cells to see individual details of each data point.

 
1.0A 100
1.1A 100
1.2A 100
1.3A 100
1.4A 100
1,333 133
1,467 133
1,600 133
GF DDR
2470
2461
3171
2251
3023
3422
3458
n/a
GF2
3595
3746
4056
4153
n/a
4102
4154
4854
Ti4200
6777
7195
7307
7917
8078
8201
9118
9419
R8500
5849
6150
6979
6660
7136
7183
7432
7862
R9700
n/a
n/a
8138
8078
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a

From the looks of the chart, a high FSB provides tangible benefits so if you are planning a Tualatin upgrade keep FSB in mind. A 1.0A Tualatin CPU running @ 133 FSB(1.33 GHz) can be a better upgrade compared to a 1.3A CPU @ 100 FSB. Of course the former upgrade will require at least PC133 RAM and while you're at it spring for some CAS 2 RAM that can net you an extra 4-5% performance just for dropping down from CAS 3. Not every 1.0A CPU can reach 1.33 GHz in your hardware so weigh the risks and rewards carefully.

The sweet spot, at least pricewise, appears to be an overclocked 1.1A Tualatin matched with a Geforce4 Ti4200 and some PC133 CAS 2 SDRAM. With some tweaking, overclocking the Ti4200 to 300/600, some 41.80 Detonators, and DirectX 9.0, 10k 3DMarks doesn't seem too unrealistic.

DISCLAIMER: These mods will void your warranty. Do not attempt any of these if you fear you will not be successful.

We accept no responsibility for your errors, loss of hardware, software, data, or anything else for that matter.

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