Office Application Performance
AMD's new Athlon 1100 takes the lead under Sysmark 2000. Who knows, maybe a working Pentium 1.13 GHz would be faster, but why would you care, since this processor is hardly available and seems to be a rather dangerous investment on top of that.
Let's have a look at the price-performance ratio for the first time:
It is rather obvious that you are getting by far the best bang for the buck if you should succeed to overclock a Duron processor. Besides Duron, Celeron 667 at 950 MHz is also a rather attractive option. The SocketA-Athlon 900 offers the best choice for non-overclockers who want to pay a fair price for their CPU. Its price/performance ratio is double the score of a Pentium III 933. The new Athlon 1100 offers of course the worst price/performance ratio of all AMD-processors, but it still looks better than the Pentium III at 1 GHz.