Celeron 300A, 333, 366, 400 - diff??
ok so the 300A is at 66Mhz and 4.5x. Now the 333 to 400 are also 66Mhz but the multiplier increases. So my question is - whats the difference really. If the multipliers are just increasing are there any real differences between the chips or is Intel playing games. I hope this question makes sense and is not considered silly - I'm kinda confused on this. Thanks for any ideas posted!
Well, as the Celeron 300A's evidently already have the PII 450 core, I guess that Intel is just marking them as faster chips. There most likely is some change to the L2 cache (faster) though to increase the stability at the faster speeds. Of course there is the new socket 9 also, but that really has no bearing on chip speed (sorry can't bring myself to say socket370)
The only difference is the mult. #. The cores are EXACTLY the same, honestly. Thats why your 300A can run at 450 perfectly fine. Of course they may spend alittle more time making sure the cores are stable at the higher speeds for the 400+ but you really cant OC the 400+ celerons much.
Regarding DManly's statement (2nd above):
Later Pentium IIs have the Deschutes core, Celerons-A's core is the Mendocino, hence the significant difference in power and performance as well as price.
Roy, what is the diff between the Deschutes core & the Celerons-A's Mendocin? Would the cache @ full bus speed on the Celeron not make it comparable to the PII/512k ? Thanks!
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