A new star is born! Bij HardOCP hebben ze een review online staan van de nieuwe Intel Celeron II 633. Natuurlijk proberen ze deze processor ietsje hoger te draaien dan waarvoor hij bedoeld is en het resultaat is werkelijk verbluffend: over de 1 GHz... Zo door de Q3 timedemo's zonder speciale koeling! Het wonderkind was toen nog niet helemaal stabiel:
First off the bad stuff about this. This Celeron CPU is NOT stable at this speed. I think it is of course possible to get it ROCK STABLE at the 1GHz+ mark with additional cooling and tweaking. Also when I say it is not stable, this is a marginal call. You can of course see we ran Quake 3 and SiSoft benchmarks with ease from the above screenshots. When we went to pile on the Prime95 "Torture Test" the CPU would falter EVERY time.
Moving the FSB speed back down to 100MHz did get the CPU VERY SOLID at 952MHz. You can still run it a 1Ghz out of the box with no tweaking, but it is going to crash sooner or later. We could boot and run the Celeron at 110MHz FSB but it was very unstable at that level. I think this CPU has some real promise when it comes to some Super Cooling this weekend. The default voltage on this CPU is 1.50 Volts, and we did bump the voltage to 1.65 Volts to get it stable. 1.65 is of course default for the Coppermine so I don't think there is much chance of damaging the CPU if it is cooled properly.