The +#### refers to performance, so the +3400.
The Newcastles compensate for the loss of cacher with higher speeds, which allow them to perform more processes. The way the core designs lets it do this.
From what I hear, the newcastle was meant to reduce the price of the processor... by increasing the GHz with a better core (not much different), and then dumping the cache which would only give it marginally higher performance. Just look at the 3000+ or clawhammer and newcastle... its an equal trade of 512 L2 cache for 200 MHz of speed.
no..it's the other way..why do you think celerons suck? they have 128kb of cache where as a p4 has 512 which is more efficient
Everything on a cleron is cut out. Its instructions are hindered, it has less cache, and it does less during the cycles it has. Youi cannot attribute poor perfomance to just the cache: the cleron looses in just about every spec.