The Pentium III Hits 1 GHz
The Pentium III Coppermine was the first commercial x86 processor from Intel to attain a clock speed of 1 GHz; a 1.13 GHz version was even released, but was quickly taken off the market because it was unstable. This new version of the Pentium III improved the Level 2 cache—now on-die. It was faster than the 512 KB external cache on the first model and was touted as a feature able to speed up the Internet experience. It was released in three versions: server (Xeon), entry-level (Celeron), and mobile (with the first version of SpeedStep).
|Data bus||64 bits|
|Address bus||32 bits|
|Maximum memory||4 GB|
|L1 cache||16 KB + 16 KB|
|L2 cache||internal, 256 KB (CPU frequency)|
|Clock frequency||500–1,133 MHz|
|Fabrication process||180 nm|
|Number of transistors||28.1 million|
|Power consumption||25-35 W|
|Voltage||1.6 V, 1.8 V|
|Die surface area||106 mm²|
|Connector||Slot 1-Socket 370 FCPGA|
A slightly improved version (Tualatin), with more L2 cache (512 KB) and centering on a 130 nm process, was released in 2002. Essentially intended for servers (PIII-S) and mobile devices, it was less common in consumer-level machines.
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great article with only a few slight errors (like saying the core2duo has 1-4 cores... i don't think there's a 1 cored version lol)Reply
Looking forward to the AMD article.
To correct you. Core 2 Duo has ONLY 2 cores, not more, not less.Reply
Core 2 Quad, has 4 cores and Core Solo has 1 core.
Yes there is a singal core,
Ok it is not under the same branding but it is part of the same microarchitecture
I might be wrong, but i resemble that the Pentium 166 (32bits adress bus and all) had support for 4Gb of memory. I remember IBM sold it's top line (at that time) with 64Mb support (even with SDR PC100/66 support). Correct me if i'm wrong please.Reply
The core 2 does supply 1-4 cores - 2 cores per die, where one might be disabled, and one or two dies on a socket. It's no less right to call a core2duo a cpu with 1-4 cores, than it is to put the pentium d on the same page as a single core prescot, as it's the very same principle.Reply
Arkzgreat article with only a few slight errors (like saying the core2duo has 1-4 cores http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coree ... i don't think there's a 1 cored version lol)Looking forward to the AMD article.Reply
Thanks for the heads-up! I tweaked that passage to better represent the Core 2 architecture's available configurations!
vosesterOk it is not under the same branding but it is part of the same microarchitecture Exactly. The article says:Reply
ArticleThere are many versions of the architecture, resulting in configurations with a different number of cores
There is no mention of the branding, so there is no actual error there, just misinterpretation.
Arkzgreat article with only a few slight errors (like saying the core2duo has 1-4 cores... i don't think there's a 1 cored version lol)Looking forward to the AMD article.Reply
Yes, it isn't called a "Core 2 Duo," but it uses the Core architecture and only has a single core enabled.
But I will have to say, there aren't any 3 core models...
Good to hear you're not only doing an AMD article, but an ATI one as well (in response to the Nvidia article you did earlier, assuming). A sign of class from the new Tom's is a welcome one.Reply
I wish they would get rid of those stupid SNAP Linkbubless and Inteltex misguiding links. Who ever invented those stupid annoying double lined text popups should have been burned at the stakeReply