Pentium III-800 benchmarks pop on Web

It's overclocked, of course

Intel's Pentium III-800 is now slated to arrive in the first quarter of next year but benchmarks, or putative benchmarks, have already appeared on the World Wide Web. The set of benchmarks compare a series of Intel Pentium III Coppermine processors with i820 and BX chipsets, and include the 800MHz part. A Chinese reader emails us to tell us that the site overclocked an unlock-clock Pentium III 733MHz chip to get the results. Neverthless, it gives an idea of what the performance of an 800MHz Pentium III will be like. Intel is probably some way away from providing samples of the 800MHz Pentium III, which it has, however, brought forward. The next fastest Pentium IIIs will be 750MHz parts, with 100MHz buses, due to be released in early January. Go here to see for yourself. ®

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