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See how various processors perform in application and gaming tests. This article is the first part of a large benchmark project. Part one covers CPU development starting with Pentium Classic and up to Pentium III and Athlon.




Aida 64 v4.50 – L1 Cache Read [MB/s]


Athlon 600
9 231
2 × Celeron 433
6 892
Pentium III 600EB
4 755
K6-III+ 577
4 554
Celeron 533
4 247
2 × Pentium II 266 (EDO)
4 220
Pentium III 500
3 982
2 × Pentium II 233 (SDR)
3 712
Pentium II 450
3 583
K6-III 450 (MVP3)
3 563
K6-III 450
3 542
Celeron 433
3 451
K6-2 450 (MVP3)
3 376
K6-2 450
3 376
K6-2 450 (non-cacheable)
3 210
Celeron 333
2 654
Celeron 300
2 388
Pentium 300 MMX
2 346
K6-2 300 (FSB 100)
2 270
K6-2 300 (FSB 66)
2 201
MII @ 300 MHz (PR433)
2 170
Pentium II 233
1 858
2 × Pentium Pro 233 (256k)
1 848
Pentium 233 MMX
1 815
MII-333GP
1 805
K6-2 233
1 780
K6 233
1 650
MII-233GP
1 354
Pentium 166 MMX
1 305
K6 166
1 202
Pentium 166
1 190
Pentium Pro 233 (1024k)
927
WinChip C6 200
798
Pentium Pro 200 (256k)
794
Pentium Pro 200 (1024k)
794
6x86L PR166+
0
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Aida 64 v4.50 – L1 Cache Write [MB/s]


2 × Celeron 433
5 914
Athlon 600
4 811
K6-III+ 577
4 506
Pentium III 600EB
4 090
Celeron 533
3 641
2 × Pentium II 266 (EDO)
3 572
K6-III 450
3 527
Pentium III 500
3 356
2 × Pentium II 233 (SDR)
3 149
K6-2 450
3 099
K6-2 450 (MVP3)
3 095
Pentium II 450
3 009
Celeron 433
2 958
K6-2 450 (non-cacheable)
2 808
Pentium 300 MMX
2 349
Celeron 333
2 276
K6-2 300 (FSB 100)
2 141
K6-2 300 (FSB 66)
2 028
Celeron 300
2 002
2 × Pentium Pro 233 (256k)
1 853
Pentium 233 MMX
1 821
K6-2 233
1 657
Pentium II 233
1 575
K6 233
1 552
Pentium 166 MMX
1 309
MII @ 300 MHz (PR433)
1 199
K6 166
1 148
Pentium 166
1 143
MII-333GP
996
Pentium Pro 233 (1024k)
930
Pentium Pro 200 (256k)
797
Pentium Pro 200 (1024k)
797
WinChip C6 200
757
MII-233GP
747
K6-III 450 (MVP3)
158
6x86L PR166+
0
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Aida 64 v4.50 – L1 Cache Copy [MB/s]


2 × Celeron 433
10 726
Pentium III 600EB
8 735
K6-III+ 577
7 813
Athlon 600
7 670
Pentium III 500
7 309
Celeron 533
6 681
2 × Pentium II 266 (EDO)
6 568
K6-III 450
6 117
2 × Pentium II 233 (SDR)
5 778
Pentium II 450
5 576
Celeron 433
5 428
K6-2 450
5 213
K6-2 450 (MVP3)
5 210
K6-2 450 (non-cacheable)
4 353
Celeron 333
4 176
Celeron 300
3 717
K6-2 300 (FSB 100)
3 645
2 × Pentium Pro 233 (256k)
3 568
K6-2 300 (FSB 66)
3 410
Pentium II 233
2 892
K6-2 233
2 818
Pentium 300 MMX
2 366
Pentium 233 MMX
1 834
Pentium Pro 233 (1024k)
1 791
K6 233
1 599
Pentium Pro 200 (256k)
1 535
Pentium Pro 200 (1024k)
1 535
Pentium 166 MMX
1 319
Pentium 166
1 250
MII @ 300 MHz (PR433)
1 201
K6 166
1 173
MII-333GP
998
MII-233GP
749
WinChip C6 200
610
K6-III 450 (MVP3)
320
6x86L PR166+
0
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Aida 64 v4.50 – L1 Cache Latency [ns] (Lower is Better)


K6-III+ 577
3.6
K6-III 450 (MVP3)
4.6
K6-III 450
4.7
K6-2 450 (MVP3)
4.9
K6-2 450
5.0
Athlon 600
5.0
Pentium III 600EB
5.0
Celeron 533
5.6
K6-2 450 (non-cacheable)
5.8
Pentium III 500
6.0
Pentium II 450
6.7
2 × Celeron 433
6.9
Celeron 433
7.0
Pentium 300 MMX
7.1
K6-2 300 (FSB 100)
7.3
K6-2 300 (FSB 66)
7.8
Celeron 333
9.0
Pentium 233 MMX
9.4
K6-2 233
9.5
K6 233
9.9
Celeron 300
10.2
WinChip C6 200
10.8
MII @ 300 MHz (PR433)
10.8
2 × Pentium II 266 (EDO)
11.3
Pentium II 233
12.9
2 × Pentium II 233 (SDR)
12.9
Pentium 166 MMX
13.0
Pentium Pro 233 (1024k)
13.0
2 × Pentium Pro 233 (256k)
13.0
K6 166
13.1
Pentium 166
13.2
MII-333GP
13.3
Pentium Pro 200 (256k)
15.1
Pentium Pro 200 (1024k)
15.3
MII-233GP
17.8
6x86L PR166+
0.0
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Aida 64 v4.50 – L2 Cache Read [MB/s]


2 × Celeron 433
2 890
Pentium III 600EB
2 726
K6-III+ 577
2 299
Athlon 600
1 922
Celeron 533
1 906
K6-III 450 (MVP3)
1 796
2 × Pentium II 266 (EDO)
1 785
K6-III 450
1 752
Pentium III 500
1 568
Celeron 433
1 566
2 × Pentium II 233 (SDR)
1 456
Pentium II 450
1 411
Celeron 333
1 205
2 × Pentium Pro 233 (256k)
1 043
Pentium II 233
739
Pentium Pro 233 (1024k)
561
Pentium Pro 200 (256k)
489
Pentium Pro 200 (1024k)
482
K6 166
0
K6 233
0
K6-2 300 (FSB 66)
0
K6-2 300 (FSB 100)
0
K6-2 450 (MVP3)
0
K6-2 450
0
WinChip C6 200
0
6x86L PR166+
0
MII-233GP
0
MII-333GP
0
MII @ 300 MHz (PR433)
0
Pentium 166
0
K6-2 233
0
K6-2 450 (non-cacheable)
0
Pentium 166 MMX
0
Pentium 233 MMX
0
Pentium 300 MMX
0
Celeron 300
0
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Aida 64 v4.50 – L2 Cache Write [MB/s]


2 × Celeron 433
1 692
Pentium III 600EB
1 592
K6-III+ 577
1 535
K6-III 450
1 306
Celeron 533
1 067
2 × Pentium Pro 233 (256k)
954
Celeron 433
867
Athlon 600
770
Celeron 333
667
2 × Pentium II 266 (EDO)
496
Pentium Pro 233 (1024k)
489
2 × Pentium II 233 (SDR)
438
Pentium Pro 200 (256k)
426
Pentium III 500
421
Pentium Pro 200 (1024k)
420
Pentium II 450
343
Pentium II 233
219
K6-III 450 (MVP3)
158
K6 166
0
K6 233
0
K6-2 300 (FSB 66)
0
K6-2 300 (FSB 100)
0
K6-2 450 (MVP3)
0
K6-2 450
0
WinChip C6 200
0
6x86L PR166+
0
MII-233GP
0
MII-333GP
0
MII @ 300 MHz (PR433)
0
Pentium 166
0
K6-2 233
0
K6-2 450 (non-cacheable)
0
Pentium 166 MMX
0
Pentium 233 MMX
0
Pentium 300 MMX
0
Celeron 300
0
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Aida 64 v4.50 – L2 Cache Copy [MB/s]


2 × Celeron 433
2 526
Pentium III 600EB
2 389
K6-III+ 577
1 969
Celeron 533
1 642
K6-III 450
1 634
Celeron 433
1 343
2 × Pentium Pro 233 (256k)
1 234
Athlon 600
1 100
Celeron 333
1 030
2 × Pentium II 266 (EDO)
764
2 × Pentium II 233 (SDR)
678
Pentium III 500
667
Pentium Pro 233 (1024k)
616
Pentium Pro 200 (256k)
565
Pentium II 450
552
Pentium Pro 200 (1024k)
530
Pentium II 233
339
K6-III 450 (MVP3)
316
K6 166
0
K6 233
0
K6-2 300 (FSB 66)
0
K6-2 300 (FSB 100)
0
K6-2 450 (MVP3)
0
K6-2 450
0
WinChip C6 200
0
6x86L PR166+
0
MII-233GP
0
MII-333GP
0
MII @ 300 MHz (PR433)
0
Pentium 166
0
K6-2 233
0
K6-2 450 (non-cacheable)
0
Pentium 166 MMX
0
Pentium 233 MMX
0
Pentium 300 MMX
0
Celeron 300
0
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Aida 64 v4.50 – L2 Cache Latency [ns] (Lower is Better)


Pentium III 600EB
12.1
K6-III 450 (MVP3)
20.5
K6-III 450
20.6
K6-III+ 577
20.6
Celeron 533
21.1
2 × Celeron 433
25.6
Celeron 433
26.0
2 × Pentium Pro 233 (256k)
30.8
Celeron 333
34.0
Pentium Pro 200 (256k)
36.7
Pentium Pro 233 (1024k)
36.8
Pentium Pro 200 (1024k)
42.7
Pentium III 500
45.3
Athlon 600
47.1
Pentium II 450
55.3
2 × Pentium II 233 (SDR)
70.9
Pentium II 233
72.3
2 × Pentium II 266 (EDO)
92.2
K6 166
0.0
K6 233
0.0
K6-2 300 (FSB 66)
0.0
K6-2 300 (FSB 100)
0.0
K6-2 450 (MVP3)
0.0
K6-2 450
0.0
WinChip C6 200
0.0
6x86L PR166+
0.0
MII-233GP
0.0
MII-333GP
0.0
MII @ 300 MHz (PR433)
0.0
Pentium 166
0.0
K6-2 233
0.0
K6-2 450 (non-cacheable)
0.0
Pentium 166 MMX
0.0
Pentium 233 MMX
0.0
Pentium 300 MMX
0.0
Celeron 300
0.0
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Aida 64 v4.50 – RAM Read [MB/s]


Pentium III 600EB
998
Athlon 600
779
Pentium III 500
691
Celeron 433
518
2 × Celeron 433
518
Celeron 533
510
MII @ 300 MHz (PR433)
508
Pentium II 450
501
Celeron 333
494
Celeron 300
470
2 × Pentium II 233 (SDR)
426
MII-333GP
421
K6-III+ 577
361
MII-233GP
346
K6-III 450
345
K6-2 450
344
Pentium 300 MMX
344
K6-2 450 (non-cacheable)
342
Pentium II 233
333
K6-III 450 (MVP3)
261
K6-2 450 (MVP3)
259
Pentium 233 MMX
257
Pentium 166
256
K6-2 233
241
K6-2 300 (FSB 100)
239
Pentium Pro 233 (1024k)
230
Pentium Pro 200 (256k)
229
Pentium Pro 200 (1024k)
229
WinChip C6 200
206
Pentium 166 MMX
205
2 × Pentium II 266 (EDO)
173
K6 166
172
K6 233
172
2 × Pentium Pro 233 (256k)
172
K6-2 300 (FSB 66)
159
6x86L PR166+
0
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Aida 64 v4.50 – RAM Write [MB/s]


Athlon 600
1 027
Pentium III 600EB
1 021
Pentium III 500
778
Pentium 300 MMX
264
Pentium II 450
192
Pentium 233 MMX
176
Pentium 166 MMX
175
Celeron 300
174
K6-III+ 577
160
Pentium 166
151
2 × Pentium II 233 (SDR)
149
2 × Celeron 433
147
K6-III 450 (MVP3)
145
WinChip C6 200
132
K6-III 450
130
Pentium II 233
126
Celeron 533
126
Celeron 333
125
Celeron 433
125
K6-2 300 (FSB 100)
120
K6-2 450 (non-cacheable)
114
MII @ 300 MHz (PR433)
102
K6-2 450
100
K6-2 450 (MVP3)
93
MII-333GP
85
K6 233
80
MII-233GP
77
2 × Pentium II 266 (EDO)
77
K6 166
74
K6-2 300 (FSB 66)
74
Pentium Pro 200 (1024k)
74
Pentium Pro 200 (256k)
73
Pentium Pro 233 (1024k)
73
K6-2 233
71
2 × Pentium Pro 233 (256k)
64
6x86L PR166+
0
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Aida 64 v4.50 – RAM Copy [MB/s]


Pentium III 600EB
1 002
Athlon 600
875
Pentium III 500
340
Pentium 300 MMX
292
Pentium II 450
292
2 × Pentium II 233 (SDR)
229
2 × Celeron 433
221
Celeron 333
216
Celeron 300
215
Celeron 433
215
K6-III+ 577
207
Pentium 233 MMX
203
K6-III 450
191
Pentium 166 MMX
187
K6-III 450 (MVP3)
185
Pentium 166
185
Celeron 533
178
Pentium II 233
174
WinChip C6 200
158
K6-2 450 (non-cacheable)
157
K6-2 450
150
MII @ 300 MHz (PR433)
145
K6-2 300 (FSB 100)
138
K6-2 450 (MVP3)
130
MII-333GP
121
Pentium Pro 200 (1024k)
111
Pentium Pro 233 (1024k)
111
Pentium Pro 200 (256k)
110
MII-233GP
107
K6-2 233
103
2 × Pentium II 266 (EDO)
96
K6 233
95
2 × Pentium Pro 233 (256k)
94
K6 166
92
K6-2 300 (FSB 66)
92
6x86L PR166+
0