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1GHz Coppermine review

Glottis of Xanadu schrijft: "GamePC heeft een review gemaakt van de Intel PIII-1Ghz en ze waren bijzonder te spreken over de prestaties van de processor. Wel werd er een boel hitte geproduceerd door de chip, maar daar weten we toch wel raad mee? ":

It's been a long time coming, but the era of gigahertz computing is finally here. Wave goodbye to the days when you could impress your friends with how many megahertz your computer had, now you'll have to impress them with how many gigahertz you've got. I'll try not to get ahead of myself, but the breaking of 1000 MHz is a pretty big deal, but in other respects isn't important in the slightest. It IS important to show us how far we've come in the last decade, and as a guide for the future. Consider this, it took Intel 16 years to go from the 10 MHz 8086 CPU to the 100 MHz Pentium processor, but has taken less than six years to take that 100 MHz Pentium all the way up to a 1000 Mhz Pentium III. On the other hand, the 1000 MHz processors aren't great leaps ahead of previous Pentium chips in terms of performance. Either way, we're happy to see it in our testbed, and to see it rip all of our previous records to shreds.

Intel and AMD's sissy-race to 1 GHz is over, and AMD has won the battle, but the Coppermine 1 GHz is the first of the two chips to find it's way onto the desk of yours truly. AMD seems to be doing a better job getting their 1,000 MHz offerings into the hands of consumers, which means AMD is having much better yields than Intel's plants are currently experiencing. Could it mean Intel's cutting back production lines for the Coppermine's to get ready for Williamette? No one really knows, but for the months and months it takes to configure a fabrication line, it would seem to coincide with the timeframe we're looking at. Then again, Intel has been having yield problems for more than the past few weeks, so that theory could be kicked out the door right there.

Het overclocken van deze CPU was om het zacht uit te drukken niet echt een succes (jammer genoeg), op 1035 Mhz wou de CPU nog niet eens stabiel lopen.

Door Hielko van der Hoorn

22-04-2000 • 09:07

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Bron: GamePC

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