I need to know the answer to this question because I was right about to buy a Pentium III 700 because of its overclockability. What stopped me from doing so was my other thread about buying now or waiting until later. Good thing you all told me that it wasn't such a good idea.
So, do I wait for the Celeron's now? It would be just great to have these things overclock nearing a GHz.
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The Intel processors coming next week will represent an evolutionary step forward for Celeron. Not only will the chips contain multimedia extensions, they will be the first chips made on the more advanced 0.18-micron process, which can open the door to a variety of benefits.
As a result, the chips also will contain 256KB of secondary cache, a performance-enhancing feature on the Pentium III, Brookwood said. On the Celerons, however, Intel is disabling half of the cache so the chip can only take advantage of 128KB of the cache.
Actually, I saw a pIII 533EB tonight, which means its a 533mhz speed with the .18 micron (ie. coppermine) and the 133mhz bus speed. Didn't think they started until 566. So I would assume that the 566 would be 566e as well.
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The only thing I like about the PIII is that you can get 133 Mhz fsb. I don't like the Price tag though. I can live with 8.5 multiplier and 100 Mhz fsb for a while though. For $125 it's a deal. Someone buy one and see what it does. Or we can all chip in $10 and send it to someone to try.