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Re: [ProgSoc] pentium processors
On Mon, 8 Feb 1999, Vik wrote:
> > BTW, what on earth is the difference between the (original) Celeron and a
> > Pentium MMX, besides clock speed? Is it just a new naming?
> Erm - I know I initiated this discussion in the first place due to my
> ignorance of what the celeron was, but isn't a Celeron based on the
> Pentiium II architecture (minus cache), and a Pentium MMX based on the
> Origianl Pentium architecture with a few extra opcodes thrown in? Speaking
Ah yes, but then AFAIK the Pentium II, when it was announced, was said to
be a Pentium Pro with MMX. The Pro, in turn, apparently had loads of
superduper cache* to make it better than the original Pentium. So, remove
the cache, and you're left with a Pentium + MMX though at a faster clock
speed ... is just my proposition.
> of which, where doth the Pentium Pro fit into the picture?
* Vik's descriptions are much more technical. Read them instead :)
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