The Register is tot de conclusie gekomen dat de Celeron zowel goedkoper als sneller is dan de Pentium II. Ok, dat wisten wij al véél langer. The Register heeft er meteen een geimproviseerde RegMark (FPUMarks per dollar) tegenaan gegooid, waarmee de C366 de price/performance ratio haalt. Check het artikel op The Register:
Intel blindly threw all its considerable marketing might behind Celeron in a bid to stomp on upstarts AMD and Cyrix in the sub $1,000 market, and at the same time took its eye off the ball with the cash cow Pentium II. The result is that despite Intel's continued protestations that Celeron isn't making much of an impact in corporate space, little Celeron is, in fact, blowing PII into the weeds.
While this is great news for Celeron, it's not quite so clever for Chipzilla itself.
The margins on PII parts are several orders of magnitude greater than on Celerons, even given that the PII is far more costly to fabricate - buying in and then soldering separate L2 cache chips onto the processor daughterboard and putting the whole thing into a shiny black cartridge all add $$$s to manufacturing costs.