Bij Tresh's FiringSquad hebben ze twee Pentium III's van de nieuwe cB0 stepping te pakken gekregen en besloten te kijken hoe goed deze is te overclocken. In dit artikel zetten zij hun resultaten uiteen. Deze zijn zeer wisselend: de eerste P3 600E bleek maximaal 672MHz (112MHz FSB) te halen. Bij de tweede ging het een stuk beter: deze kwam stabiel op 858MHz (143MHz! FSB).
Saddened by the results of the first overclocking attempt, we moved on to the second processor. We're glad to tell you that the second processor performed much better than the first. We were able to get the chip up to a healthy 858MHz with an astounding 143MHz FSB. The system wasn't quite stable at 870MHz, and after a little testing with a faster CPU we determined that the video card wasn't the problem -the CPU had reached its limits. We were worried that our GeForce DDR wouldn't be able to handle the overclocked AGP bus, but the card held up admirably at 95MHz (143MHz FSB x 2/3 AGP).[break]Volgens FiringSquad kun je beter nog even wachten met het kopen van en P3:[/break]We suspect that we won't see many good overclocking chips in the 600-650 speed range until Intel is able to overcome the high speed P3 shortage. It'll be time to buy with an intent to overclock when the 1GHz chips start appearing in the aftermarket. By that time, P3 yields should be high enough to supply a steady stream of good, overclockable 600s and 650s. We're pretty impatient over here, so we'll have periodic P3-600E and P3-650E overclocking tests even if we don't see 1GHz CPUs floating around.