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


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!


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


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.


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.


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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Reviewer:  Torsten Daeges
Page: 6/6

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