Super 7 is starting to show its age. Even the fastest Super 7 CPU's can not push modern games past the 30 frames per second mark. If you want excellent game performance, look elsewhere. Wait for socket A to arrive or go for Slot A and an Athlon now or go for Socket 370 with a good overclockable PIII-550.
If you manage to get your hands on a young K6-III 400 (2.2v version), go for this chip. Most of them should reach 450 MHz now, and it is clear that a K6-3 450 will be faster than a K6-2 550 in most cases.
The K6-2 500/550 is not useless, however. If you have a "higher-than-100 MHz" FSB setting on your motherboard, then by all means, use it! In that case, you might prefer to go for the K6-2 500/550, as they are a cheap and effortless upgrade for your Super 7 board. A k6-2 560 performs as well as or slightly better than a K6-III 428, and offers the advantage of higher FPU performance in those applications (RC5, some DirectX games) that depend on sheer clockspeed. The coolest thing about our three upgrade candidates is their price: always below $100!
Als je een goede raad van mij wil aannemen: upgrade geen Super 7 CPU, het blijft toch langzaam, je kan beter je geld inversteren in een nieuwe Celeron, Spitfire of in World Online aandelen .