New Celeron and Pentium III stepping

New Celeron and Pentium III stepping

Intel will convert the production of the Celeron to the new D-0 stepping in the next few months. The C-0 stepping is currently the current stepping, better known as cC0 for the Pentium III, with which all Celeron and Pentium III CPUs are manufactured. The introduction of the new stepping also results in an increase in the core voltage: by 0.05V to 1.75V.

This means that the processors should run stably even at high clock frequencies. The thermal power only increases by a few percent and remains below 30W.

The Pentium III 1133 MHz should now be within reach, because with the previous stepping cC0 it could not always be operated crash-free. Now the D-0 stepping should correct this error.