Bij Thresh's FiringSquad keken ze naar de overklokbaarheid van de 800MHz Pentium III in SECC2 verpakking. Helaas werd de magische 1GHz grens niet gehaald maar moesten ze genoegen nemen met (slechts) 976MHz Een tweede exemplaar strandde al iets eerder op 952MHz.
Some might consider our overclocking results disappointing, but you have to remember that the Coppermine P3 doesn't have much headroom right now. The company is having a hard enough time supplying OEMs with a constant stream of high-speed processors. The Willamette is supposed to take Intel beyond the 1GHz mark. Intel demonstrated a 1.5GHz Willamette last February at IDF.
The 952MHz and 976MHz overclocked speeds are pretty respectable. Of course, the percentage gains still nowhere near the %50 gains of the original Celerons and the current Celeron 2s. Then again, when you're starting from 800Mhz there's not much farther you can go from there. As we see in the benchmarks, the jump from 800MHz to 976MHz still has a significant impact on performance.