De jongens van HardOCP deden onderzoek naar de overklokbaarheid van de nieuwe Celeron II. Een 533 modelletje kon moeiteloos naar 8*100MHz overgeklokt worden, dus potentieel heeft de processor zeker. De prestaties blijven in tegenstelling tot de oude Celeron (in vergelijking met de PII en Katmai) wel duidelijk achter bij de Coppermine, maar desondanks heeft de Celeron II een zeer goede price/performance (thanks GaMeOvEr voor de tip):
Well, we could say the Celeron-II smokes more pole than a prom queen, but we won't go there. Why not? Because it is not true. Seriously, we see that the Celeron comes up short when compared directly to the Coppermine, but it is far from a loser. The CPU still has great OverClocker potential and I see it making it into a many boxes that "used to be 300A" system. Hell, for the price you cannot beat it.
I have a feeling this will be the next bargain basement CPU that will fall exactly where Intel wants it to. I think that the last Celeron performed much better overall than they had really anticipated. Our opening statement about the Celeron-II being "neutered" is probably a very good way to sum it up if you are drinking beer with your buds and talking about puters. (which is what HardOCP was modeled after anyway) I doubt Intel wanted another 300A on the market, let's face it, Intel KNEW better this time than to cut us loose with the good stuff.