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  Intel Pentium III processor family
Pentium III microprocessor family was an evolutionary upgrade from Pentium II.
During its lifetime, the core of Pentium III microprocessors was shrunk twice - from 0.25 micron to 0.18 micron, and then to 0.13 micron.
Pentium III mobile modules are small circuit boards with a CPU, 82443BX north bridge, voltage regulator and MMC-2 connector.
www.cpu-world.com /CPUs/Pentium-III/index.html   (948 words)

  Pentium III Information
Initial versions were very similar to the earlier Pentium II, the most notable difference being the addition of SSE instructions and the introduction of a controversial serial number which was embedded in the chip during the manufacturing process.
The Pentium III was eventually superseded by the Pentium 4.
Pentium III Coppermines running at 500, 533, 550, 600, 650, 667, 700, and 733 MHz were first released on October 25, 1999.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Pentium_III   (1388 words)

 Intel® Pentium® III Processors for Embedded Computing - Overview
The Pentium® III processor is ideal for high performance applied computing.
The Pentium III processor is validated with multiple chipsets for maximum flexibility and scalability.
Combined with the Intel 840 chipset, the Pentium III processor provides high performance and bandwidth including dual processing and a second PCI bus.
www.intel.com /design/intarch/pentiumiii/pentiumiii.htm   (275 words)

 Prices sliding for Pentium III PCs | CNET News.com
For example, a 1GHz Pentium III desktop with a monitor and printer could be found for about $949 after rebates in late August.
Pentium III's speeds generally range from 866MHz to 1.2GHz, while the Pentium 4 runs from 1.3GHz to 2 GHz and the Celeron ranges from 800MHz to 1.1GHz.
"The Pentium III will be 100 percent off the desktop by the end of the year," Louis Burns, vice president and general manager of Intel's Desktop Platforms Group, said at the Intel Developer Forum in late August.
news.com.com /2100-1040-273020.html   (1008 words)

 Gamasutra - Features - Wyatt's World - "Cracking Open The Pentium III" [05.28.99]
The new Pentium III Streaming SIMD instructions are functionally similar to the instructions AMD added to the K6 with its 3DNow!
Without these new instructions, the Pentium III is functionally identical to the Pentium II, and at the same clock speed, there is no difference in performance.
However, using the right algorithms, the benefit of the Pentium III can be huge, and modern games use many such algorithms.
www.gamasutra.com /features/wyatts_world/19990528/pentium3_01.htm   (680 words)

 Pentium III to fade from desktops | CNET News.com
Although the chip will continue to appear in notebooks and low-end servers, the Pentium III will essentially be phased out of the desktop market by the end of the year, said Anand Chandrasekher, vice president of microprocessor marketing at Intel.
A new version of the Pentium III, based on the 0.13-micron manufacturing process and code-named Tualatin, is still coming out toward the third quarter, but it won't be actively marketed for desktops.
The Pentium III's demise on desktops represents an acceleration of the company's efforts to proliferate the Pentium 4 and creates a number of implications for the marketplace.
news.com.com /2100-1001-253411.html   (1043 words)

 Pentium 4 - MediaCoderWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Pentium 4 is a seventh-generation x86 architecture microprocessor produced by Intel and is their first all-new CPU design, called the NetBurst architecture, since the Pentium Pro of 1995.
The original Pentium 4, codenamed "Willamette", ran at 1.4 and 1.5 GHz and was released in November 2000 on the Socket 423 platform, and later Socket 478 from 1.5GHz to 2GHz.
The ultimate successors to Pentium 4 are the Intel Core 2 processors using the "Conroe" core based upon the Intel Core Microarchitecture, released on July 27, 2006.
mediacoder.sourceforge.net /wiki/index.php/Pentium_4   (3451 words)

 Introduction to the Streaming SIMD Extensions in the Pentium III: Part I
The Pentium III does not double the speed of the Pentium II.
A Pentium III is essentially a Pentium II running at higher speeds, with the addition of a new set of instructions: Streaming SIMD Extensions, or SSE.
The Pentium III architecture is compatible with the Pentium II's IA-32.
x86.ddj.com /articles/sse_pt1/simd1.htm   (1649 words)

 c't 16/99, page 92 - Design comparison: AMD K7 Athlon versus Pentium III
The Pentium III only has two decoders working directly in parallel that are supported by a special slow decoder with microcode interpretation for complex instructions.
While in the Pentium III the cache controller sits as a separate component on the module, Athlon's version is integrated on the die.
The MMX instruction set was extended with all the nice goodies that Intel had used for the Pentium III, for example instructions for byte or word averaging, for the calculation of minimum and maximum or shuffling of bytes and words.
www.heise.de /ct/english/99/16/092   (3026 words)

 Intel® Pentium® III Processor Thermal Management
When building quality systems using the boxed Pentium III processor, it is imperative that you carefully consider the thermal management of the system and verify the system design with thermal testing.
Boxed Pentium® III processors are shipped with a high-quality fan heatsink, which can effectively transfer processor heat to the system air.
For boxed Pentium® III processors in the S.E.C.C.2 form factor, the testing point is at the center of the heatsink base on the top of the processor near to the processor marking area (see Figure 1).
www.villagegeek.com /techsupport/thermal.htm   (919 words)

 X-bit labs - Articles - Pentium III-S 1.13GHz (Tualatin) Review
That's why Pentium III processors were initially bundled with 512KB L2 cache, which was situated in the external SRAM microchips and worked at half the CPU clock frequency.
Pentium III line was a real success, and a shift to the new manufacturing technology could have given Intel a chance to go on increasing the clock frequencies, as well as to add several millions of transistors to the core.
The main drawback of all the Pentium III CPUs, which aggravates as their clocking grows, is the insufficient processor bus bandwidth.
www.xbitlabs.com /articles/cpu/display/intel-tualatin.html   (4317 words)

 All Pentium III Models | Hardware Secrets
As regards their mechanical design, there are two models of Pentium III, that is, this processor can be found with two different types of connector, and the motherboard has to match the type of connection used by the processor.
The first models of Pentium III to come onto the market were cartridge-mounted, resembling the design used for the Pentium II, known as SECC-2.
Models of Pentium III up to 600 MHz utilize a 512 KB cache memory circuit operating at half the processor's clock frequency - for instance, in a Pentium III-600, the L2 cache is accessed at 300 MHz.
www.hardwaresecrets.com /article/30   (849 words)

 Intel Pentium III Processor Table   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Pentium III is similar to the Pentium II, but adds some new instructions, and a couple new features.
It appears that Intel transitioned from.25 to.18 on the Pentium III 600B processor, and the Pentium III 533B is all.18 micron.
This assumption is based on the fact that Pentium III 600B's were manufactured at 1.6 and 2.05 volts, while Pentium III 533B's were manufactured at 1.6 volts only, according to this page at Intel's site.
www.geek.com /procspec/intel/pentium3consumer.htm   (679 words)

 Comparison of Athlon, Pentium III, Celeron, K6, M2 CPU's
Like the Pentium II and Pentium III, the Athlon is mounted in a module with separate SRAM chips for the L2 cache, and it has a special bus that connects the processor to the L2 cache chips.
By contrast, the Pentium III has a larger 512K cache, but it is off-chip and thus runs at one-half of the processor speed.
Unlike Pentium II and Pentium III, the K6-2 does not have a separate interface for the L2 cache, so the cache speed is limited to 100 MHz and must share the bus bandwidth with memory and I/O traffic.
www.kingli.com /CPU-compare2.htm   (2226 words)

 What is Pentium 3? - a definition from Whatis.com - see also: Katmai
The Pentium III is a microprocessor designed by Intel as a successor to its
Pentium II The Pentium III is faster, especially for applications written to take advantage of its "Katmai New Instructions" (the code name for the Pentium III during development was "Katmai").
However, unlike the MMX instruction set, the Katmai instructions support floating point units as well as integer calculations, a type of calculation often required when still or video images are modified for display.
whatis.techtarget.com /definition/0,289893,sid9_gci212772,00.html   (327 words)

 Intel confirms huge Pentium III chip shortage | The Register
Boxed versions of the Intel Pentium III Xeon processor 733, 667 and 600 MHz are shipping in the channel now.This information is based on current expectations and is subject to change without notice.
Supply for Pentium® III processors continues to be tight vs demand.
There will be a significant price move on Intel®; Pentium® III and Celeron™; processors on February 27, 2000 as Intel transitions to higher performance levels.
www.theregister.co.uk /000201-000011.html   (945 words)

 Intel Pentium III Processor
Available for both desktop and mobile users, the redesigned Pentium III processor with Advanced Transfer Cache means you have all the power and performance for today's and tomorrow's Internet applications.
The Pentium III processor enables higher polygon counts and advanced lighting effects, which can provide software and Web sites with more lifelike surfaces, more objects rendered in a given scene, and amazing shadow effects and reflections rendered in real time.
Because video files tend to be large, all the benefits of the Pentium III processor realized for still imaging are even more important for editing and viewing video.
www.webcabcomponents.com /hardware/cpu/pentium3k.shtml   (328 words)

 Introduction to the Streaming SIMD Extensions in the Pentium III: Part I   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In this article, we introduce you to the Pentium III and describe in brief its features, concentrating on the details of the new instructions.
The Pentium III does not double the speed of the Pentium II.
A Pentium III is essentially a Pentium II running at higher speeds, with the addition of a new set of instructions: Streaming SIMD Extensions, or SSE.
www.x86.org /articles/sse_pt1/simd1.htm   (1649 words)

 Pentium III fades, Athlon tightens   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 933MGHz Pentium III and the 1GHz Pentium III have virtually disappeared from the marketplace since last week, after jumping a clear 10 per cent last week on their July and August prices.
The Pentium 4 1.5GHz is available on the spot market at $130, and at $120 for the 1.4GHz P4, so in combination with the i845 this allows for highly competitive pricing.
However, the scarcity of Pentium III processors is driving demand on Athlon K7, and there are some local European shortages.
www.theinquirer.net /10090115.htm   (303 words)

 Pentium 4 Bested By Pentium III In Business Apps - Technology News by TechWeb
But the 1.0-GHz Pentium III actually outperformed a 1.4-GHz Pentium 4 on common business applications, they found.
In 2-D applications, however, the older Pentium III outperformed the Pentium 4 by 28 percent, even though the newer Pentium 4 supposedly is a third faster on clock speed alone.
Shimpi and others pointed out that Pentium III is cheaper; a 1.0-GHz chip costs $465, after Intel's price cuts at the beginning of November.
www.techweb.com /wire/story/TWB20001120S0017   (886 words)

 Dr. Dobb's | Inside the Pentium II Math Bug | July 22, 2001
There was nothing illegal about the acquisition of the Pentium II processor.) After running the test on these various processors, I came to the conclusion that a bug did exist in the Pentium Pro and Pentium II.
The case of the Ariane rocket is a sensational example of the drastic consequences of an unhandled float-to-integer overflow.
Pentium Pro and Pentium II users, on the other hand, are most likely to see the results of this bug in their graphics displays or in heavy-duty numerical analysis programs.
www.ddj.com /184410254   (1576 words)

 Emulators Online - Pentium 4
The Pentium 4 processor - Intel's "next generation" of processor to succeed the Pentium III and Celeron processors - was released on November 20 2000.
Although the road was a long one, involving changes to the design and manufacture of the Pentium 4, severe price reductions, the release of new compiler tools, and code rewrites by third party developers, the Pentium 4 has ultimately reached the end of its life.
The first book is The Pentium Chronicles, written by Bob Colwell, one of the men who designed and built the microprocessor core that is after 10 years still at the heart of today's latest Centrino laptops and yes, even the new Apple Mac Mini and Apple iMac Duo.
www.emulators.com /pentium4.htm   (937 words)

 Introduction to the Streaming SIMD Extensions in the Pentium III   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In this section, we present a few examples to ilustrate the usage of the Pentium III SSE instructions.
As the usage of SSE depends on the presence Pentium III, it is important that applications be able to detect the Pentium III chip.
Programming methods for the pentium iii processor streaming simd extensions using the vtune performance enhancement environment.
home.comcast.net /~rjgebis/sse.html   (4168 words)

 Pentium III
The recent release of the Pentium III has left many people confused on which new processor to choose for their gaming machine.
The four processors I decided on for benchmarks were as follows: A Pentium III 450, a Celeron 400 running at 450 (75mhz bus), a Pentium 2 350, and a Celeron 333 running at 333.
After considering the numbers, it was easy to decide whether the $700 price tag of the Pentium III was worth the performance gained over the $175 Celeron 400 clocked at 450.
www.gamesfirst.com /articles/PentiumIII/p3.htm   (644 words)

 Exclusive Pentium III Review
The Pentium processor greatly improved on the floating point capabilities of the 486.
The Pentium processor was most notable because it was the first "superscalar" Intel processor, having multiple execution units to the CPU.
On January 11, Intel officially announced the Pentium III processor, known formerly by its codename "Katmai." Set to be released at 450 and 500MHz on February 28th of this year, the Pentium III is the name brand that will carry the Intel processor into the 21st century.
www.firingsquad.com /hardware/pentium3   (455 words)

 Review: Intel Pentium III CPU
The retail release of the Pentium III (originally codenamed "Katmai") is a few scant days away, and I finally managed to get my hands on a pre-release processor down here in backward little Australia.
The Pentium III is based on the same processor core as the Pentium II, which in turn is not tremendously different from the old Pentium Pro.
The Pentium III has no more cache RAM, Level 1 or 2, than the Pentium II, and so it enjoys no such advantage.
www.dansdata.com /PIII.htm   (1342 words)

 Pentium III CPU
The Intel® Pentium® III processor with 512KB L2 cache offers affordable performance and reliability and takes full advantage of the advances in I/O bandwidth, memory support and server management.
Pentium III processor-based platforms are the best choice for front-end and general purpose servers.
The Pentium III processor's 2-way processing capability gives it scalability, flexibility and headroom in addition to providing the reliability, application base and tools to support both front-end Internet and small-business critical applications.
www.gbm-inc.com /pentium.htm   (413 words)

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