Linux on a smaller scale

Liam Proven lproven at
Wed May 9 01:49:58 UTC 2007

On 08/05/07, Jakob Lenfers <ubuntu.mailinglisten at> wrote:
> "Liam Proven" <lproven at> writes:
> > I don't think you have a P3-300. If I remember correctly the slowest
> > P3 was about 500MHz - the fastest P2 was 450. If it has 2 x 300MHz
> Just for correctness: I've got a Dual P3-450 as a small server with
> 512MB. :-)

OK then!

But hey, 450 is pretty close to 500. I couldn't remember if they
overlapped or not - i.e. if the slowest P3 was the same speed as the
fastest P2. Guess it was!

I hated the early P3s. Pure marketing. Like the PowerPC G4 over the
G3, the sole difference was the added vector math instructions, which
make sod-all difference to most people.

If they'd waited a few more months, for the processors with onboard
cache and the 133MHz FSB, then the P3 would have been a big
improvement over the P2. But as it was, the slowest P3s were almost no
better than P2s. People who bought them were ripped off.

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