Intel: It's Raining CPUs
Right now, you can chose between five processor types, using three different packages. For beginners, it is not quite easy to get an overview and even some retailers make mistakes when ordering or selling Intel CPUs. The following table includes all available Intel CPUs:
|Pentium III||Slot 1||SECC2||Katmai||100 or 133 MHz||450 to 600 MHz||2.00 or 2.05 Volts|
|Pentium III||Slot 1||SECC2||Coppermine||100 or 133 MHz||533 to 1000 MHz||1.65 or 1.70 Volts|
|Pentium III||Socket 370 (PGA370)||FC-PGA||Coppermine||100 or 133 MHz||500 to 933 MHz||1.60 to 1.70 Volts|
|Celeron||Socket 370 (PGA370)||PPGA||Mendocino||66 MHz||300 to 533 MHz||2.0 Volts|
|Celeron||Socket 370 (PGA370)||FC-PGA||Coppermine-128||66 MHz||533 to 700 MHz||1.50 to 1.70 Volts|
The newer CPUs with Coppermine core require less core voltage than former models. Thus it's very likely that older motherboards using Slot-1 or Socket 370 don't support Coppermine CPUs, as they cannot provide the required voltage (between 1.5 and 1.7V). This applies both to the Pentium III and the new Celerons. All motherboards in this review are of course able to run both processors, so only the owners of boards, which are more than one year old, need to check the supported voltages.