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FWIW, Passmark has a Xeon E5-2650 from this year as 56x more powerful than a Celeron 2.0 from 2002. So, 10 years with no advancement in clock speed yields almost a 60x performance improvement.
 
[citation][nom]rosen380[/nom]FWIW, Passmark has a Xeon E5-2650 from this year as 56x more powerful than a Celeron 2.0 from 2002. So, 10 years with no advancement in clock speed yields almost a 60x performance improvement.[/citation]

Only in highly multi-threaded workloads. Furthermore, the Xeon is not a consumer processor like the Celeron and it is a high end processor, also unlike the Celeron which is a low end processor. You cherry-picked one of the least relevant and most biased methods of comparing performance between the two time frames of 2002 and now in 2012.
 

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So, are you agreeing or disagreeing with clock speed being a poor choice of gauging CPU performance without regard to differences in architecture? Hell, the original post that this is for was comparing the Eniac to a modern mobile phone, I'm pretty sure that is old Celeron vs new Xeon, times about a billion.

Given identical chips, one at 2.0 Ghz and another at 4.0 Ghz [lets assume the latter has enough cooling to handle the excess heat generated, sure CPU clock speed is a good measure], but the reality is that when the CPUs are even one generation apart, let alone several or dozens, clock speed is virtually meaningless.

I suppose if you test is following a link and timing how long until a plain text HTML page loads, the Xeon and Celeron CPUs, certainly won't be separated by a factor of 56... but I'm pretty sure the Xeon will still destroy the Celeron in that basic task.
 

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[citation][nom]john_4[/nom]The Bible say nothing against science, fool. It's science that always tries to belittle the Bible.[/citation]
he said church note the bible you flat worlder who fell over the edge of the world.
 

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Wow, that is impressive. 2 seconds is insane! I would love to see this come out in the market in the next few decades.
 
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