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Reviewed: Pentium 200mhz
Author: Torsten Daeges       Date: November 28th, 2000
Page: 6


Conclusions

Although there have been some advances in processor design by both AMD and Intel, the Pentium still remains a contender. Last I checked, a Pentium processor could be had at a computer show for about $4Ö thatís over 99% cheaper than a new Athlon! Now I donít know about you, but I wouldnít argue with prices that low. By sacrificing 80% of the processing power, you lower your price by 99%. Any shopper can tell you that thatís a good deal. So, if you want to save on your next computer, think about getting a Pentium. It might not be the fastest CPU on the market right now, but it sure can play Mario and Sonic damn well!


Price:

This thing is the cheapest processor Iíve been able to find. Perfect score for being so economical!

Installation:

I DID have some problems putting this baby in. Itís hard to know which way is front, and it took me 2 tries before I finally got it lined up right.

Performance:

While performance in SIMD requiring applications (such as Quake, UT, and most other benchmarking programs) is a bit lacking, the NES/SNES/Genesis emulation of this processor simply canít be beat.

Overall:

I advise anyone in need of a good, cheap processor to take a look at the PentiumÖ or if you REALLY need those 5 extra fps in Quake 3, then go for the Pentium MMX.

Pluses (+)
  • Great price/performance ratio.   

  • Started a gaming revolution.

  • Excellent Emulation!
Minuses (-)
  • No SIMD instructions.

  • Low overclocking potential
Note: This article is meant to be humorous. If you are actually running on a Pentium 200mhz, or are planning to, may God have mercy on your soul.

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Added:  Tuesday, November 28, 2000
Reviewer:  Torsten Daeges
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