insane schrijft dat GamePC een korte review online heeft gepetst van de P3-750E FC-PGA processor, die nog fijn op je BX mobo past. Tweakers kunnen beter voor de P3-500E gaan, deze kan zoals bekend na wat overclocking makkelijk dezelde snelheid halen:
As you can see, the 750E FC-PGA is no slouch in the performance department, but can still be bested by an overclocked 500E chip (thanks to the higher FSB speed and AGP clock). Basically, the chip perfomed exactly as it should, at default clock speeds it was about 30% faster than the 500E chip. This is best represented by the Software rendering Quake II scores above, since the graphics card has nothing to do with this test, pure CPU crunching power, all the way though. Gotta love it.
Everytime we take another FC-PGA chip for a test drive, we like them more than the last time. It still ceases to amaze me that so much processing power can fit on one little tiny blue core, and just about everyone who's seen these tiny little chips in person says the same. But alas, Intel's days of being the only chip company with full-speed on-die cache are numbered, as AMD's Thunderbird chips are nearing completion with each coming day, and if they can deliver everything the Athlon has now, with on-die cache, than Intel will have to up the ante again to stay on top of the speed game. Now if someone figured out a way to truly allow for multi-processing with Dual FC-PGA's, we'd be in business.