Jeremy van AGN Hardware heeft een review gepost van de nieuwe PIII-533B en PIII-600B CPU'tjes. Uit de benchmarks van AGN HW blijkt dat de PIII-600B met een VIA Apollo Pro 133 chipset nauwelijks sneller is dan een overgeklokte PIII-500@560MHz op een BX plank:
When Intel's 533B first showed up on my doorstep, I was sure that AMD was going to finally have some competition. After all native FSB speeds of a hefty 133MHz would seem to bring a new level of performance to our desktop. In the end though the 533B seemed to be nothing more than the same Pentium III line that has been on the market for some time now. Even with the FSB running at 150MHz the performance had not been raised by more than a small percentage.
Even though AMD is still in the front of the race with their Athlon, Intel may still have a chance to head to the front of the race with their upcoming Coppermine processor. This .18 micron process chip will have 256k of on-die L2 cache, lower core voltage (Overclocker's dream?) and more. But then again AMD is also coming out with a .18 micron version of the Athlon as well, so only time will tell.