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Socket 7: Fit For Years To Come!


All benchmarks have been obtained with the same hardware configuration. All three CPUs were run at 500 MHz (100 MHz x 5). We also included the results of an old Intel Pentium 100 to demonstrate the performance improvements over an old system. Although all three CPUs we tested at 500 MHz, they also run nicely at 600 MHz. Overclocking freaks amongst you will be glad to hear that.

Gaming Performance

The OpenGL gaming benchmark Quake 3 Arena shows that AMD K6-III+/500 is leading the field. Our basic Pentium 100 lies far back in losing position.

Expendable is good for measuring Direct3D performance. Here we see the AMD K6-III+/500 holding a narrow lead in front of the AMD K6-2+/500.