Processer Terminology?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Jeff, Jun 30, 2000.

  1. Jeff

    Jeff Guest

    Looking at Pent. Processers ,I see 700 and 700e. What does the "e" stand for? Also some have a 256k cache and others a 512k cache. Which would give better performance in gaming? With a slot 1 100mhz.fsb,256ram and a Voodoo 3 3000, I usually play at 1024x768. By upgrading from a P-II 450 to a P-3 700 , would there be a bottleneck with the V-3 or do you think this would be a good idea?
     
  2. I'm not 100% sure, but I think the E means that the Pentium processor is a Coppermine production. All coppermine's have 256KB On-die cache versus 512Kb L2 cache for the 'older' Pentium II/III. The speed really is about the same with both versions. However, the Coppermine Pentiums are very good in overclocking ! I Myself use a Coppermine E500 (100 Mhz FSB) and have it OC'ed towards 666 MHz with a 133 MHz FSB.
     
  3. Jeff

    Jeff Guest

    Thank you very much, that helps me tremendously on deciding which way to go. But I am still wondering if the Voodoo 3-3000 ( mostly ran @ 1024x768) will keep up w/ a P3-700?
     
  4. Well, 700 MHz is a little overkill for a Voodoo3 3000, a geforce would perform better. A Geforce2 Excellent. A Voodoo5 5500 would be great with this system also.<P>Bottom line, the V3 3000 will perform great/better with that much cpu power, however, there are other videocards that will get more out of your system.
     

  5. Voodoo FAN

    Voodoo FAN Guest

    The E stans for Coppermine Procesor, the EB denomination stans for Coppermine procesor with 133mhz FSB.<BR>The ondie cache on the coppermine is half the cache of the Katmai, but it runs full speed. the old katmai only runned half the cpu speed.<BR>For overclocking the E procesors are great.<BR>i've got a P!!! 650E and oced to 866 just putting the FSB to 133.
     

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