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Community Level 1mattmajor

mattmajor

Much More Speed Increase Than I Expected! Get A P3!

AdvantagesCompatibility - Speed - & Speed!

Disadvantagesprice (CPUs are NOT Cheap!)

"...“pressure” and purchased a new Intel Pentium III processor. For over a year my main system was running on a P2-350, and truthfully I thought that the speed was incredibly fast and that I did not need an upgrade. However, when I built a second computer last week I decided to go with a P3 even though I highly considered saving the money and buying another P2. I am very glad that I decided to go with the P3 550. This processor wasn’t excessively expensive ..." Read review
29.07.2000

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Community Level 2monk13i

monk13i

Pentium 3- are they worth the cash

AdvantagesWidely available, reliable

DisadvantagesHigh price, relativly low performance

"The pentium 3 is available at speeds ranging from 450MHZ to 1GHZ ( 1000MHZ ) and the cache ( processor memory ) is typically 256Kb. The processor enhancments are the ever popular MMX. The main thing that attracts people to the Pentium 3 is publicity it is given by the people at Intel. Most shop bought computers will contain a pentium processor of some sort. There is no dispute over the power increase over previous pentium models and over those of ..." Read review
01.04.2001

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Community Level 1wildandyc

wildandyc

Basic Intel Overclocking Guide

Advantagessee within

Disadvantagessee within

"...increase the performance of your intel based computer, it is not always necessary to purchase a shiny new CPU. By twiddling and tweaking, it is possible to increase the operating speed of the CPU (and other components) with stability so that the system performance is enhanced. The speed of a chip can be determined by the following equation Front Side Bus x Multiplier = Internal Chip Speed Thus a Celeron 533a is calculated as follows 66Mhz ..." Read review
08.03.2001

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Community Level 3thepanther

thepanther

Power at a price

AdvantagesFast Chip, newest instruction set

DisadvantagesFar too priceycompared to AMD

"The Intel PIII is one of the two most powerfull processors on the market along with the AMD Athlon. The real problem I have with the Intel offereing is there price. I dont believe that the PIII is better than the Athlon, I believe its close but no where near as the price difference suggests. The Pentium III was the first Intel chip to have SSE(Streaming SIMD* Extensions) * Single Edge Contact Cartridge Basically this was MMX 2, it does ..." Read review
01.10.2000

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Community Level 7andycharger

andycharger

The P3 Chip.

AdvantagesGreat little chip

DisadvantagesNone

"...to break the stranglehold that Intel have on the market. Ok, they may be suitable to play with at home as Gaming PC but lack the bite of a office PC used for high performance PC work in a Software design enviroment. The Athlons have a problem with their cooling fans too. My friend has had a chip fry in his machine due to the fan packing up. So there you have it. Go for the technology that is proven. The P4 is not much different from the P3 at ..." Read review
01.06.2001

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Community Level 2Kinny

Kinny

Intel finally catches up with AMD

AdvantagesFast, equals perforamce of AMD at the GHz clock speed

DisadvantagesToo expensive

"...ago....and i mean long ago, Intel ws well known for their brilliant processors, ruling over all the over makes like AMD, Cyrix who were the leading competitors to the brilliance of Intel. It must have been prolonged period at the No. 1 seat for processors that Intel decided they will slack off a bit, and this is when AMD released their Athlon processor. Everybody's expectations were that the AMD's new offering was going to be rubbish and another failed ..." Read review
23.01.2001

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Community Level 1C4RTM4N

C4RTM4N

Top processor !!!!

AdvantagesCHEAP

DisadvantagesDifficult to find one still

"The Pentium III 550E has to be the best choice for a value for money processor at the moment - if you can get one ! I bought a 550E in April of this year to use on my new supermicro PIIISCD motherboard and could not believe how easy it was to overclock it !! The PIIISCA has a jumper to override the front side bus setting contained on the processor. Setting the jumper to 133 rather than the default fsb I rebooted & then, to my suprise, even with ..." Read review
18.09.2000

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Community Level 1nosferatu1...

nosferatu1001

OKay, but expensive and outclassed by Athlon

Advantagesreasonable speed

Disadvantagesoutclassed by cheaper athlon

"Intel amazes me - years after everyone ridiculed the name "pentium" they are still at it with their latest revision, the PIII. Like all intel chips, it is completely compatible with all existin dos, win, linux etc, so all your old programs will still run. HOWEVER, this is likely to be the last chip that is this completely backwards compatible. THe next chip will have a 64bit layout, and it is likely that 32-bit [ie pentium] will only be emulated - ..." Read review
19.07.2000

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Time they moved on!

AdvantagesReliable supplier

DisadvantagesPricey

"The Pentium III still bears the vestige of a name that has been with us for a computing eternity, and there is no sign of a let us, with the P IV around the corener according to PC Plus. Whilst Processor speeds have gone through the roof, Intel's customer commitmetn has become sluggish. The Athlon is a far superior chip and to boot doesn't spy on your operations. Whilst the P III claims to be web enhanced the 23 new operation since the P II series ..." Read review
27.07.2000

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Community Level 2Mcsm

Mcsm

A revolutionary step

AdvantagesIts Intel

DisadvantagesIts Intel

"...identify users to remote systems. Intel claims that the purpose of this serial number is to improve the security of online transactions, but its inclusion has been condemned by several civil rights organisations. Apparently as a result of this, Intel is currently developing a piece of software that will 'turn off' this feature if the user so wishes. Verdict Intel now has at least three different desktop processor ranges to its name. The Pentium ..." Read review
21.07.2000

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Community Level 2zig3d

zig3d

Man thats fast..........

Advantagesfaster faster faster

Disadvantagesbit pricie

"...motherboard, but get on the Intel speed train and get into the web with the P3 ..." Read review
19.07.2000

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Community Level 1padeath

padeath

Good Speed

AdvantagesGood speed and a great price

DisadvantagesOutdated now

"I brought an Intel P3-600e as my old P2-350 was getting a bit old and slow. I haven't really got a fast enough Graphics Card to take full advantage of the cpus speed, I'm using an ATI Rage 128 (32meg). Many people that I know are overclocking their cpus, I did try this with mine, but really didn't notice any performance increase that was worth the bother of having to get PC133 ram (I'm only using PC100 ram). They say that the new P3's are great for ..." Read review
06.08.2000

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Community Level 1MRMING

MRMING

AS GOOD AS ATHLON?

Advantagesvery reliable.. enhanced internet capabilities

Disadvantagesslower FSB.. pricier than AMD

"...are generally cheaper than their INTEL counterparts but you have to consider options when considering the chips available. My opinion is that most home users will not notice a discernible difference in speed using an AMD chip to its INTEL equivalent.. the motherboard can only run as fast as its slowest component and if the memory in a pc is only running at 100mhz FSB then that is the as quick as your bus speed will be. Motherboards are not multi chip ..." Read review
02.10.2000

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Community Level 1Logic1

Logic1

The Best

AdvantagesThe Best of the Choice, Many new features.

DisadvantagesNon

"Its always a good Idea to buy the best processor currently on the market. Intel's PentiumIII series is packed with lot of new features not available on the cheaper range. You may not use your Computer to its full initially, but as you get experienced and start using more power hungry programmes that use graphics that is when you will be glad you chose PentiumIII. If you are keen user of grahics programmes ie. CorelDraw, AutoCad, 3D-Studio or any 2D/3D ..." Read review
26.09.2000

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Community Level 1ian1871

ian1871

PENTIUM III USER

AdvantagesBETTER PERFORMANCE/ RELIABILITY

DisadvantagesA LITTLE LOUDER ON THE FAN/COOLING

"I HAVE BEEN USING PENTIUM PROCESSORS FOR MANY YEARS NOW AND HAVE FOUND THEM TO BE BOTH RELIABLE AND GOOD AT WHAT THEY DO. I HAVE RECENTLY UP-GRADED TO A NEW PENTIUM III 450 HTZ PROCESSOR AND I AM VERY IMPRESSED BY IT'S PERFORMANCE. I THOUGHT LONG AND HARD BEFORE BUYING MY NEW MACHINE AND LOOKED AT THE DIFFERENT PROCESSORS AVAILABLE ON THE MARKET. I SOUGHT ADVICE FROM FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES WITH OTHER PROCESSORS AND DECIDED TO STICK WITH THE PENTIUM. ..." Read review
07.10.2000

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