Reply 80 of 101, by Standard Def Steve
At the time, it was maybe slightly faster than a 1GHz Pentium III, and certainly slower than an Athlon-C 1200. However, with software updates, the Willamette is now heads and shoulders above either.
Not really. I tried playing HTML5 YouTube video under FireFox 48 on both platforms a year ago. 1.4GHz PIII and a 1.8GHz Willamette. Both of them were performing roughly the same: jerky as hell even at 360p.
Sure, there are many programs that require SSE2 and won't run on the Tualatin at all, but programs new enough to require the instruction set will run like ass on a Willamette (or any single-core, really).
P6 chip. Triple the speed of the Pentium.
Tualatin: PIII-S @ 1628 MHz | QDI Advance 12T | 2GB DDR-310 | 6800GT | X-Fi | 500GB HDD | 3DMark01: 14,059
Dothan: PM @ 2720 MHz | MSI Speedster FA4 | 2GB DDR2-544 | GTX-280 | X-Fi | 500GB SSD | 3DMark01: 42,148