Een nieuw overklok wonder? Volgens Terry van Hardware Extreme is de PIII-450 SL35D in feite een onderklokte PIII-600 zijn, beide chips zijn voorzien van 4ns L2 caches:
As you should most probably know, Intel is already going to discontinue the PIII 450 & 500 real soon. Despite their quick phase out of the once popular flagship processors to make way for the later 133MHz models - the demand for the PIII 450 is still high. To solve this problem, Intel is currently downclocking (can't think of a better word) their PIII 600 chips to a 4.5X multiplier to make PIII 450s.
The SL35D PIII 450 I have just recieved is of the same kin. It shares the same SEC 4ns L2 cache as it's 600MHz brother. I managed to get it to boot into Windows 98 at 600MHz without a heatsink/fan! Well... It wasn't really stable as you might have guessed but hey - NO COOLING!
So what does this all mean? It basically means that we will soon be able to ditch out some 600MHz action flawlessly from the PIII 450 models if you manage to get hold of one of these "downclocked" PIIIs. I hope this will come in handy for you to share with all your visitors. Remember that the stepping is SL35D. Before running out and getting one though, check to see that it has 4ns SEC L2 Cache!