Over bij CNET's Gamecenter kwam ik deze review tegen van Intels nieuwste krachtpatser, de Pentium 3 600MHz.
The 600-MHz Pentium III is nearly identical to the other members of the Pentium III family; the exception is that it's clocked a little higher. Built on a .25-micron process, it has 32K of internal L1 cache and 512K of external L2 cache running at half the system clock speed (300 MHz). The chip runs on the same 440BX core-logic chipset and 100-MHz system bus that was introduced with the 350-MHz Pentium II. Like all other Pentium IIIs, the 600-MHz chip incorporates Intel's SSE SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data) instruction set, which speeds up 3D graphics and some other multimedia applications, such as voice recognition and video encoding. Though the 600-MHz processor shipped on time, it isn't exactly the chip the company had intended to release. Intel had planned to introduce a 600-MHz Pentium III built on the more advanced .18-micron process. This chip, like AMD's K6-III and Intel's own mobile Pentium II, would have incorporated 256K of internal L2 cache running at full clock speed. Even at half the cache size of earlier Pentium IIIs, this internal cache would have provided a welcome performance boost.
Check de review voor de performance chart, getest met een TNT2 Ultra op 175/200MHz.