Graig, hardware editor van Sharky Extreme, heeft de PIII-450 aan een testje onderworpen. Over de PIII is inmiddels zo'n beetje alles al gezegd. Hier daarom wat Coppermine related info uit de review van Sharky Extreme:
What happened to the .18 micron, 133MHz Front Side Bus, 64Kb L1 Cache-equipped Pentium III CPU we heard so much about last year?
"Coppermine" as it's code-named by Intel, will truly be a step forward in CPU processing power that no one will easily match, yet alone surpass. Offering the impressive specs mentioned above, along with a 600MHz core speed, Coppermine is the "next great thing" from Intel.
As if that wasn't enough, Sharky Extreme has learned that Coppermine's specification sheet now includes the addition of 256Kb of full speed L2 cache to the chip's core. Combine that with the increased amount of 64Kb of L1 cache, and you're talking about a 15 to 20% performance improvement versus a current Pentium 3 running at the same frequency level. The off-die half-speed L2 cache that currently resides on the P2 and P3's PCB wafers will disappear when the integration of the full speed 256Kb is begun with Coppermine's introduction.