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What's the difference between an Intel Celeron and an Intel Pentium processor [closed]

What's the difference between an Intel Celeron and an Intel Pentium processor [closed]

If I compared a 2.1ghz Celeron to a 2.1ghz Pentium what would be the difference? As much technical info as possible would be great.

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"Basically, The Pentium line is the mainstream performance chip, and it has many optimised routines built in that make certain tasks perform fast.

For a Celeron, they heavily cut costs and generally have less on board memory, and the result is a much cheaper chip that performs reasonably well (and generally at less power), but not as good as an equal ghz/mhz Pentium / Core 2 of the same generation.

You can't really compare different generation chips because after the Pentium 4 era, the mhz/ghz no longer really count as a comparison because there are so many other factors that determine speed (front side bus, on board memory, instruction sets e.t.c.)"