Anand heeft een review gepost van de socket370 versie van de nieuwe PIII Coppermine. De enige chipset die op dit moment overweg kan met de FC-PGA Coppermine is de i810E, en zoals je wellicht weet staat deze niet bepaald bekend om z'n hoge performance (vooral de geïntegreerde graphics accelerator is sneu). Hier een stukje uit de conclusie van Anand:
From the general trend of this review most of you would think that there is no reason to even pay any attention to the FC-PGA Pentium III E, and if you’re buying a computer today, you’d be completely right.
With the i810E as its currently only available platform, the FC-PGA would only appeal to businesses that are looking for a low cost but high performing system, thus making the FC-PGA perfect, right? Wrong.
There is a little thing called the Celeron that we’d have to ignore if the FC-PGA were to be considered a good option for businesses looking for a low cost but high performing system. The fact of the matter is that the Celeron is a fast enough solution for most applications that the FC-PGA Pentium III E really has no purpose, as long as it is coupled with the i810E platform. If Socket-370 is your only option and you’re looking for performance, the Celeron 500 is probably a better option than the FC-PGA Pentium III 500E in terms of cost. However, if you want something similarly priced to the Celeron yet faster in high end applications, the FC-PGA may interest you. For most gamers and users however, you won't be too interested by the FC-PGA on the i810E.
Check de review voor info en benchmarks.