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Silly confusion about Pent III CPU's

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Adam Low
Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 - 4:04 pm:   

I have a headache, and no, it is not about the pollen in the air.

Can anyone point out the general and then the specific difference between the celeron, FCPGA, and the coppermine? I have always preferred AMD over Pentium, thus the ignorance in this area.

The only thing that I am sure of is the L2 Cache between the true Pentium and the Celeron, ie, 512 and 256 respectively.

Thanks in advance.
Posted on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 4:34 pm:   

Last I heard, the Celeron had only 128k cache. They originally came with 64K. The Celerons up to 633 MHz were available with a 66Mhz bus, after that, they use a 100 MHz bus. Slot 1 celerons ended with the 433.

The Pentium III "Coppermine" chips are from 600 Mhz to 1.3 GHz, in Socket 370 (FCPGA, also known as flip chips), and Slot1 form factors. They typically have 256K onboard cache. There is no performance difference between the Slot1 and socket PIII's. Slot1 ended with the PIII 866 (I think). Since the PIII 800, all pentiumIII's have a 133 MHz front side bus.

The PIV still comes standard with 256K cache, in the socket 423 and 478 form factors.
Adam Low
Posted on Saturday, November 17, 2001 - 5:03 am:   

Thanks Dave.

That clears up quite a bit for me. I must have been mixed up there between the coppermine and the PIII's instead.

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