Hardware Central heeft een review gepost van de Powerleap PL-Pro/II Pentium Pro CPU Upgrade. Deze upgrade is bestwel aan te raden is voor mensen met een Pentium Pro die het leven van hun computer nog wat langer willen verlengen:
The 533 MHz PL-Pro/II lists for $279.95, the 500 MHz version for $219.95. While your immediate reaction might be that the price seems a bit high, consider that to upgrade a Pentium Pro-based system to even approach the level of today?s machines would require replacing most everything it contains. This is not what the PL-Pro/II was designed to do. The PL-Pro/II is not going to give you support for SDRAM, or an AGP port, or UDMA capability, or a USB port, etc., a machine you could buy today certainly would have.
Many Pentium Pro machines are used today as servers and, more than likely, contain a considerable amount of expensive EDO RAM. For this reason alone, investing in the PL-Pro/II makes a lot of sense. The PL-Pro/II will give your Pentium Pro system quite a lift, but CPU power alone will not turn it into a graphics powerhouse or a speed demon. For those of us who might have been mislead by Intel?s empty promises of a real upgrade path, however, the PL-Pro/II gives our old (and expensive) investment a few more years of serious use. Recommended.
In onderstaande tabel staan de benchmark resultaten van een pentium pro @ 200 mhz en eentje die is uitgerust met de upgrade @ 533 mhz. Zoals je ziet gaat de performance mooi omhoog, genoeg om Quake III Arena te draaien .