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MSI Readies Celeron 847-based C847MS-E33 Micro-ATX Motherboard

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  1. btarunr

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    MSI is working on a new micro-ATX motherboard with Celeron 847 BGA processor hard-wired onto it, the C847MS-E33. The Celero 847 is a dual-core processor based on the 32 nm "Sandy Bridge" architecture, clocked at 1.10 GHz, featuring 2 MB of L2 cache, and a dual-channel DDR3 IMC. Its 17-Watt TDP is low enough for MSI to use a passive heatsink to cool it with. Aiding the CPU is an Intel NM70 chipset, which provides one each of SATA 6 Gb/s and SATA 3 Gb/s ports.

    The C847MS-E33 features two DDR3 DIMM slots, supporting up to 16 GB of dual-channel DDR3-1333 MHz memory. Its processor is wired to a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slot, two legacy PCI and a PCIe 2.0 x1 make for the rest of its expansion. Connectivity includes 6-channel HD audio with optical and coaxial SPDIF outputs, gigabit Ethernet, a number of USB 2.0/1.1 ports on the rear panel and by headers, and display outputs that include HDMI and D-Sub. We expect the board to be priced around $70-80, providing a decent entry-level PC solution.

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    Some phones have a more powerful processor than that...
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    Which benchmark did you use?
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    Intel Celeron 847E @ 1.10GHz BENCHMARK: PassMark score 1,188

    Worse
    AMD E-350 APU BENCHMARK: PassMark score 881
    Intel Atom D2550 @ 1.86GHz BENCHMARK: PassMark score 683
    Intel Pentium 4 northwood @ 2.80GHz BENCHMARK: PassMark 356

    Better
    Intel Core2 6400 @ 2.13GHz BENCHMARK: PassMark 1289
    Intel Core i3-2357M @ 1.30GHz BENCHMARK: PassMark 1683

    IMO, that Celeron is pretty good, excellent indeed, for a low power CPU. Performance/watt as good as any other CPU. Quite sufficient for most "productivity" PCs at home or in the office. This will run media quite fine, and without noise. It will probably do everything 99% of people want their PCs to do... and perfect for 27/7. Except play modern DirectX/OpenGL games.
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    For "regular" PCs, current generation Celerons are good enough. They still suffer from their Netburst stain on their reputation though, as it seems.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Most definitely. I've only recently given the Celerons/Pentiums a second look and I'm impressed with how well they perform.
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    I wouldnt say that yet, boards with soldered CPUs have existed for quite some time. As they become more powerful and uses less power its not a bad idea imo.

    Needs AMD versions btw.
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    Why can't Intel release a CPU like this for LGA 1555 for say, $20? They would make a KILLING on these chips. Intel should EOL the G460 and any other crappy single cores at 35W and replace them with these...they are missing out on a hell of a lot of free money.

    Also how is this Celeron managing to run at a frequency lower than the minimum power state? FFS...Intel are losing themselves business with moronic moves like limiting their CPU multiplier minimum to 1.6GHz, while at the same time letting OEMs do whatever the hell they want -- it's no wonder people are still avoiding their Pentiums and Celerons.
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