Shell I consider Sempron's PR index 2500+ as this CPU is really faster than Celeron 2.4 regarding usage in wifi routers? Or shell I look just for real CPU frequency? New generation of 64-bit Semprons 2500+ work at 1.4GHz I think, but is this fast enough as Celeron 2.4 (for example) when used in a PC running Mikrotik? I mean when you put these CPU's on similar quality boards with the same ammount of memory and other stuff.
I know about using these CPU's in normal home PC's. Then, Sempron really gives something like 2.5GHz Celeron regarding games and things like that and Celeron gives better results in brute force CPU power like DivX encoding. Here is some comparison link
So, regarding PC's running Mikrotik, is it more important to have brute force CPU power (like Celeron and other Intel's) or to have wide range (multimedia) power (like Sempron)? Pentium 4 and pure Athlons are not an option in my case because of high price and I don't think I need so much power.
If someone has both kinds of boxes, Semprons and Celerons, please give us some numbers regarding performances.
Hmm, motherboard is probably important also. I supose nForce chipset has better bus bandwidth than Via (regarding AMD platform), and Intel and nForce should perform better than SiS and Via (regarding Intel platform), but, of course, better motherboard, more money.
At this moment, I am thinking to get either Asus P4S8X-MX (44.4 euros) with Celeron D310 2.13Ghz (56 euros) or MSI K8MM-V S754 (51.6 euros) with Sempron 2500+ box 64-bit (60.6 euros). Total price for Intel version should be 100.4 euros and for AMD 112.2 euros, but maybe I could find cheaper AMD based motherboard. I am thinking also to get non VGA-integrated boards because of more PCI slots (you never know how many NIC's you will use). Any help is appreciated.