IDT Winchip 2-3D

by Anand Lal Shimpi on January 16, 1999 12:31 AM EST

Windows 98 Performance

As you can see, the Winchip 2 running at 225MHz, is already faster than Intel's cacheless Celeron 300, and closing in on the AMD K6 233 in terms of business application performance. While this may not seem like much to us now with the K6-3 on the horizon and the Pentium III up and running, for those users still crunching away on Pentium 133's, this is a major performance improvement.

The performance of the chip is truly amazing, especially considering that it will bring you this performance regardless of what motherboard you install it on, all for a price that is less than a new PCI video card or another stick of RAM.

Installing & Overclocking Gaming Performance
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  • Rene23 - Friday, March 16, 2018 - link

    while I did not over clock my IDT WinChip2 that I used for compiling a Linux distribution in 1999/2000 - in fact I may have run mine at 3x75=225 MHz instead of the 4x60MHz for some reason (maybe PCI bus speed) I took it out of the attic in 2018 and I could over clock mine to 250 and 266 MHz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlwM5U21QKE Reply

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