The Chip

The Celeron 800 remains unchanged from the previous Celeron processors.  It is still manufactured by disabling half of the cache on low-yield Pentium IIIs that have bad cache blocks, thus giving the Celeron half the cache as well as making that cache half as associative as the Pentium III’s cache.  This ends up hurting the Celeron severely as it, clock for clock, is unable to outperform the Pentium III, even when both are clocked at the same FSB/memory clock. 

The explanation for this is simple, the less associative a processor’s cache is, the lower hit-rate it has, and the lower the hit rate, the more times the CPU has to go to main memory to fetch needed information.  For more information on cache mapping techniques, check out our one page guide here.  

Celeron 800 Specifications

·        0.18-micron Coppermine128 core

·        800MHz clock speed – 8.0x clock multiplier

·        32KB on-die L1 cache running at core speed

·        256-bit Advanced Transfer Cache – 4-way set associative 128KB on-die L2 cache running at core speed

·        Advanced System Buffering

·        370-pin FC-PGA Socket-370 GTL+ CPU interface running at 66MHz

·        1.70v core voltage

CPU Specification Comparison
AMD Duron
AMD Athlon
Intel Pentium III
Intel Celeron
Core
Spitfire
K7
K75
Thunderbird
Katmai
Coppermine
Mendocino
Coppermine128

Clock Speed

600 - 800 MHz
500 - 700 MHz
750 - 1000 MHz
750 - 1200 MHz
450 - 600 MHz
500 - 1000 MHz
300 - 533 MHz
533 - 800MHz
L1 Cache
128KB
32KB
L2 Cache
64KB
512KB
256KB
512KB
256KB
128KB
L2 Cache speed
core clock
1/2 core
2/5 or 1/3 core
core clock
1/2 core
core clock
L2 Cache bus
64-bit
256-bit
64-bit
256-bit
System Bus
100 MHz DDR (200 MHz effective) EV6
100 - 133 MHz GTL+
66/100 MHz GTL+
Interface
Socket-A
Slot-A
Socket-A
Slot-A (OEM only up to 800MHz)
Slot-1
Slot-1
Socket-370
Socket-370
Manufacturing
Process
0.18 micron
0.25 micron
0.18 micron
0.25 micron
0.18 micron
0.25 micron
0.18 micron
Die Size
100mm^2
184 mm^2
102mm^2
120mm^2
128mm^2
106mm^2
153mm^2
106mm^2
Transistor Count
25 million
22 million
37 million
9.5 million
28 million
19 million
28 million
Index Testing the Chip

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