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Have you ever wondered how your computer works? How it carries out the instructions of a computer program? I’m sure everybody does. However, it can be mind-numbing thinking about those things unless you’re a geek.

To make things simple, let’s just consider that the brain of the computer is the processor. Generally, a processor does things like your brain does. It has a memory and it processes inputs and instructions. Notably, there are better functioning processors in terms of processing speed and capabilities to register and access memories. It is much like the human brain ‘“ we have better brains in Einstein and slower brains in Forrest Gump.

Processors are high-technology devices and certainly big business. The two giants of the industry are AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) inc. and Intel Corporation. They are the top two leading manufacturers of computer microprocessors and the buyers surely benefited from the competition.

One of the major benefits is the development of lower end line of processors particularly Intel’s introduction of Celeron brands. Celeron has been used by Intel for several distinct ranges of x86 CPUs targeted at budget personal computers. It was presented at about the same time Pentium II came out. It was in almost every way similar to Pentium II but with two main differences from its high end cousin: Celeron has a smaller cache and a slower bus speed.

To put it in simple terms, the Celerons are an Intel brand line of cheaper processors. They are normally based on higher end Intel processors such as Pentium III, Pentium 4, Pentium M, and Core 2 Duo. Whatever improvement Intel dishes out, it will present a cheaper version in Celeron. So in essence, Celerons are just simplified high end processors, with some of its features being reduced or removed.

As the competing company of Intel, AMD is trying to catch up and sometimes get ahead of Intel in various products. AMD just like Intel, manufactures and made developments in many devices such as graphic processors and chipsets, but nothing is more competitive than the CPU or processor industry. AMD is one of the main global suppliers of microprocessors based on the x86 architecture along with Intel Corporation.

AMD has been around for quite sometime but it was the introduction of the Athlon processor that put AMD on the map. With Athlon, the popularity of AMD soared and really established itself as a main contender in the industry.

Soon, AMD created a new line of products for the lower end market. They made processors with less cache and slower bus speed but cheaper and more practical. The first wave was AMD Duron and later replaced by AMD Sempron. Duron and Sempron are just like Intel Celeron in ways that they offer “more bang for the buck” for average computer users.

One can say that AMD’s answer to Intel’s Celeron is the Duron and Sempron. However in its very root, Intel — as the leading supplier of processors in the late 90s ‘“ was troubled by its loss of the low-end market where AMD thrived specifically with its K6 processor. Celeron was actually Intel’s response to this marketing dilemma.

Summary:

1. AMD is a semiconductor company that produces various devices where processors are its core products. Celeron, on the other hand, is an Intel brand line of lower end processors.
2. AMD’s answer to Celeron is their Duron and Sempron line of processors.


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