Review Zone heeft een review online gezet van Intel's Celeron 500MHz. Voor overklokkers niet zo geweldig interessant, dit sjippie. Hier heb je vast een gedeelte uit de test.
As we mentioned earlier, the performance difference between the Celeron 466 and the Celeron 500 is minimal, yet they have a price barrier of over US$ 50. Also, since the Celeron 466 has both Socket-370 and Slot-1 configurations, you can save same extra dollars on the converter. Is the extra performance worth the price you pay? If you ask us, no. Although some may argue over this, we feel that the Celeron 466 is the way to go if you're concerned about price. That said, the Celeron 500 did overclock up to 563Mhz, which was fairly stable (very nearly 85%). However, in terms of bang per buck, the 466 and the 500MHz Celerons are pretty much neck to neck.
The Pentium III is also out of consideration owing to the fact that it costs much more and the performance you get is really not worth the price you pay. If you can spend around US$ 225-240 for a CPU, we highly recommend the Athlon.
Taking all this into consideration, we came to the conclusion that you should opt for the Celeron 500 only if you're on a budget and want to squeeze out as much as you can for your money. Its performance isn't too hot, but then it wasn't meant to be either. You'll probably be able to overclock up to 563MHz with a reasonably good motherboard or even more, with additional cooling. The P6 core architecture has really started showing it's age and it won't be long before the Celerons go the way of the dodo, but for the here and now ,the Celeron 500 just might be a pretty good option for the poor man's upgrade.