| Desktops |
The AMD Barton is now available, with an internal L2 cache of 512 KB, and a front side bus running at 333 MHz.
The availability of the first serial ATA drives was postponed several times, but we received now our first shipment of drives.
Plextor announced a new SCSI CD-rewriter, running at 40x12x40x. It is available both in an internal version and in an external box.
Asus announced a new computer with the portability and the convenience of a notebook, but the performance, the features, and last but not least the price tag of a desktop.
|This notebook uses a new concept inspired by the fact that most people use their notebook at work or at home, but not on the battery. Therefore, the battery is taken out, a desktop processor and fan is used instead of a Mobile model, and a 'normal' 168 pins DIMM replaces the usual 'notebook-type' 200 pins SO-DIMM memory. Since there is more space available, new features are added as well: a 6-in-1 memory reader (compact flash, smart media and other popular memory cards), 4 USB2 ports, two firewire ports and a S/PDIF digital audio output.
The result is a slightly heavier notebook, but, since almost all components used in this computer are the same as for a desktop computer, the price level is the same as for a desktop computer as well. Typically, a fairly decent model, with a Pentium IV 2.4 GHz, a 30 GB hard disk, 512 MB memory and a DVD drive costs 1.290 EUR VAT incl. (1.066,12 EUR VAT excl.).
If you want more information, you may go on Asus website, check our prices, or come to our shop to see our demonstration unit.
Intel introduced recently CPUs clocked at 2.8 GHz, while AMD announced the XP 2600+.
New chipsets (both for Intel CPUs - SIS 648 - and on the AMD side - KT400) now support the serial ATA type of connection. This new standard, currently supporting a transfer rate of 150 MB/sec is due to evolve to 300 then 600 MB/sec in the future.
A new type of memory, the DDR-400, with a bandwith of 3.2 GB/sec (PC3200).
Plextor introduced its new range of CD-rewriters. They are available with an IDE interface (PX-W4824TA) or a USB2 connection (PX-W4824TU). This speed daemon can rewrite a full CD in about 3 minutes (24x). Writing and reading CDs is done at 48x speed.
Antec now delivers two new ranges of cases, the Performance II and Performance Plus types of cases. The price is completely reasonable, taking into account the impressive array of features: lateral fan, front mounted USB & firewire ports, air filters on the front, silent power supplies, screwless assembly, ...
Several new printers, both from Epson (Stylus Photo 830, 915, 925, ... all having a 720x5760 dpi resolution) and HP (5550, 7150, 7350 all having their new PhotoRET IV colour printing system).
New Onstream tapes, with a 120 GB capacity (60 GB non compressed).
Intel decided to phase out Celeron mobile CPUs. They also lowered the price of the Pentium IV mobile chips while Pentium III remain on the same price level as before. This makes Pentium III CPUs look a bit old-fashioned now, since a Pentium IV running at a higher frequency is actually less expensive.
The Pentium IV mobile CPU is now clocked up to 2 GHz.
As a consequence of this, Asus announced a new version of the M24 notebook, the M2400E, to be equipped with a Pentium IV chip. This can make a rather decent machine below 2000 EUR (PIV 1.7 GHz, 256 MB RAM, HD 30 GB, DVD, lan 10/100, fax/modem 56 k).
For your convenience, we added many popular notebook options in the price list, like power adapters, batteries, port replicators, ...
Intel introduced a new generation of Pentium IV processors, with a front side bus running at 533 MHz. The current core speed of those CPUs is 2.26, 2.4 and 2.53 GHz. They also introduced the Celeron 1.8 GHz, a new version of the Celeron, that uses the same core as the Pentium IV. This type of CPU needs a socket 478 mainboard.
Prices for memory modules went again much lower than in the past months. We also included in the price list the DDR 333 modules, since the price premium when compared to a DDR 266 module is not that high anymore.
Graphic cards equipped with the GeForce Ti4200 chip are finally available.
New high speed CD-rewriters (e.g. Plextor and its USB 2.0 4012TU drive, or IOmega and its 40x12x48x firewire rewriter).
The L3C from Asus is now readily available. This notebook is equipped with a 15 inch TFT screen (1400x1050), a mobile Pentium IV with 512 KB cache, DDR memory, an ATI mobility Radeon 7500 and a DVD or Combo (DVD + CD-RW) drive. Call us for the price of a specific configuration. Its sibling equipped with a desktop processor is also available in pre-defined configurations (assembled by Asus themselves). It is cheaper than the mobile version, but consumes more power (i.e. shorter battery life and produces more heat).
In order to tackle the problem of noise in recent/fast systems, we included several quiet fans in our product range. For example, the Arctic Cooling CPU fans for the Athlon (the 2000 rpm version is really quiet, and cools the CPU enough up to 1700+ or 1800+), or the Antec Smart-fan ("smart" because the speed of the fan is controlled by a thermal sensor).
Plextor announced a new combo drive (CD-RW 20x10x40x + DVD 12x). The same company also introduced a new version of its 40x12x40x CD-rewriter, with a black front, ideal for black cases.
New generations of DVD-rewriters, from HP and Pioneer
We now carry a new range of high-end cases, the Performance series from Antec. If you are interested, you can check their specifications on their web site.
We added several products from DLink, for wireless networks and small routers for ADSL/cable internet connections.
Linux Suse 8.0 is available (with KDE 3.0)
A new range of all-in-one inkjet printers from HP (D125, D135, D145 and D155), with features such as printer, copier, scanner, fax (quite usual up to here), duplex, possibility to have additionnal paper trays, with built-in compact flash, smartmedia and memory stick reader, and/or a network connection.
Asus introduced a complete new range of notebooks with:
the S1300, a light solution (1.9 kg). Prices start at 1815 € with 128 MB, a DVD and a 20 GB hard disk. It can be mounted with a Celeron 1.067 GHz up to 1.2 GHz, or a Pentium III 1.0-1.2GHz. Also available with bigger disks, more memory and Combo (CD-RW + DVD) drive. An external floppy disk and a DVD/CD-RW drive are delivered with the notebook.
the L1400B, the "best mainstream solution". Prices start at 1685 € with 128 MB, a DVD and a 20 GB hard disk. Same configuration options as the S1300, but with internal optical drive.
the M2400, with the convenience of its multi-functionnal bay. Prices start at 1798 €. Very light for a 14" notebook (2 kg with the traveller drawer installed). Same options as the S1300.
the L3C, a solution for the new Pentium IV mobile. Prices start at 2362 €. It can be configured with P4 1.4-1.8 GHz, DVD or Combo drive, 128 up to 1024 MB RAM, and disks ranging from 20 to 60 GB.
Finally, the L2 model is made for AMD mobile CPUs. This notebook is not yet available as a configurable box, but we can already get factory assembled models; call us for more information about the configuration of these models.
New prices on CPUs, valid as of today.
As announced previously, Intel switched from RDRAM to DDR memory. They also introduced a new range of CPUs with more cache: a new Celeron with 256 K cache, and new Pentium III and Pentium IV chips with 512K cache.
Prices for memory went much higher than they were before. 256 MB RAM costs around 100 €, DDR is only slightly more expensive than SDRAM.
Plextor announced a new 40x10x40x rewriter. This new drive should be available in the first half of february.
Notebooks are slowly sliding to the 133 MHz bus. Asus for example introduced the L8400F, much alike the older L8400C but with a memory bus running at 133 MHz. The new CPUs corresponding to this faster bus also include 512K cache (instead of 256 previously).
Intel released the Pentium IV running at 2 GHz. All Pentium IV chips between 1.5 and 2 GHz are now available
in either of two packaging: socket-423 or socket-478. Currently socket-423 implies the i850 chipset and the
(more expensive but faster) RDRAM memory, while the newer socket-478 implies the i845 chipset and plain old
SDRAM memory. In the future, the socket-423 platform will be abandonned in favor of the socket-478 micro-pga
packaging. Intel already announced new main boards equipped with socket-478 and RDRAM memory to become the
new high end alternative.
Intel also released new versions of the coppermine (Pentium III) chip, running at 1.13 and 1.2 GHz. They also
released a new Pentium III generation meant for the server environment, the Tualatin, boasting a 512k
(i.e. twice as large) 2nd level cache.
Intel and AMD again cut prices quite fiercely. AMD is 'still' stuck at 1.4 GHz but keep in mind that, unless your
application was compiled to take advantage of the new 144 SIMD instructions constituting SSE2, an Athlon 1.4 GHz
still outperforms in many applications a Pentium IV running at 1.6 GHz.
Memory prices still going down... 256 MB SDRAM PC133 (MTec) at 1790 BEF.
New range of CD-recorders at HP, e.g. now a burnproof solution running at 16x10x40x for 6.590 BEF. Plextor still
at the cutting edge of innovation, with a new model running at 24x10x40x, including technologies like burnproof
(click here for the explanation), and power-rec II (click here), a new technology meant to optimize the writing speed
through the analysis of the media quality. Plextor also announced the first external USB 2.0 8x8x24x CD-rewriter.
New drives from Plextor are covered by a 2-year on-site warranty.
Still in the optical storage arena: HP announced the DVD100i, a combination of DVD+RW and CD-RW drive, capable of
reading/writing CDs at 12x10x32x, and reading/writing DVD+RW media at 2x2x8x. The price is 35110 BEF, slightly below
Pioneer DVD-RW drive (besides CDs, that drive can read and write the competing formats, DVD-R and DVD-RW).
A new breed of 48 bits scanner from main players in that field (HP Scanjet 44xx, 54xx, 74xx series - Agfa E42,E52 -
Epson Perfection 1250 and 1650 - ...).
IOmega Peerless drives. This external (USB or firewire) drive is available now in its 20 GB version, but a 10 GB
sibling will follow shortly.
Adaptec AAR-2400A, the first true IDE RAID controller (i.e. the first one with performances comparable to its SCSI
Adaptec AUA-3100, one of the first implementations of a USB 2.0 controller, capable of an impressive 480 Mbps
Asus released a new notebook equipped with a 15 inch screen, the B1. As a security measure against theft of your
notebook and unauthorized usage of your data, this notebook incorporates a fingerprint scanner as a standard feature.
IBM released a new 48 GB hard disk running at 5400 rpm, quite impressive for a 2"1/2 drive, isn't it ? If you add
the slumping prices on TFT panels and on notebook memory, it's not far-fetched anymore to consider a dream unit,
say with 48 GB and 384 MB of RAM for example...
| AMD lowered the prices of its CPUs by up to one third. It means
you can get a Thunderbird at 1.33 GHz for about 11000 BEF. Last
year at the same time frame, you could have bought a K6-III 400
MHz, or a Pentium II 400 MHz for the same price !
Intel introduced the Pentium IV at 1.7 GHz, and a mobile Pentium
III running at 1 GHz for notebooks. The price set by Intel for
the new 1.7 GHz chip makes it an appealing alternative (taking
into account it's the fastest CPU available currently). Intel
also cut the price of its Pentium IV by up to 50%, while the
Pentium III remained approximately at the same price, making
quite clear its will to shift the market to the newer generation
of CPU. A Pentium IV 1.3 GHz (delivered with 2 RIMM modules of 64
MB) is only slightly more expensive than a Pentium III 1 GHz +
one DIMM 128 MB SDRAM.
The price of a RAM module is about one third lower than for our
last edition. A 128 MB module now typically sells for around 2000
The prices of LCD panels went also impressively down. While the
cheapest 15" panel was priced around 50000 BEF a few months ago,
you can now get a more than adequate unit at less than 30000 BEF.
A new range of panels also appeared in all brands between the
(too small) 15" and the (too expensive) 18": you can find a 17"
panel typically around 50-70 kF.
| We now carry a new brand of coolers, the ThermalTake CPU coolers: their
3-dimensional helical design provides a better cooling efficiency (we have a unit
going down to 0.56°C/dissipated watt), and yet quieter operation (26 to 29 dBA,
somewhere around 10 dBA less than classical coolers).
HP renewed almost completely its range of laser printers.
IBM announced a new range of disks, the Deskstar 60 GXP. Its
rotational speed of 7200 rpm and an exceptional areal density
(over 15 Gb/square inch) translate into an impressive transfer
rate: 253-494 Mb/sec (internal transfer rate).
|| Asus introduced a new range of notebooks, the M1200/M1300. This is a 2-spindle unit
(hard drive + modular unit containing either CD, DVD, CD-RW or even a second
hard disk). Its design featuring the latest material available
(magnesium-aluminium alloy for the top cover, and fiber glass for the bottom)
makes it light (1.9 kg) and yet sturdy. It also includes firewire connectivity.
| Much lower prices on hard disks, memories, (almost all) HP CD-RW
and (a few) HP printers.|
New range of CD-RW in 16x10x40x (Plextor PX-W1610TA, HP 9710i, ...)
Asus is pricing its range of VGA adapters more aggessively. As a
result, the GeForce2 GTS card with TV out is for example cheaper
than the Creative Labs GeForce2 GTS card (without TV out).
The new range of Asus notebooks (A1x00) is quite promising: the
A1300B for example is very complete (DVD, 13" TFT LCD panel, 64 MB
integrated on board, 56K modem, integrated 10/100 lan interface + 2
empty PCMCIA slots) - just have to throw in a processor and a hard
disk, and it's complete! - and yet quite affordable.
| Much lower prices on memory modules. Maybe the right time to buy
(if you don't mind not to have the soon-to-be-available new type of
memory, the DDR RAM) ?
New range of ADSL and cable modems (Zoom and Asus).
Matrox announced a new generation of graphics adapter, the G450.
Hopefully soon available.
More and more hard disks use the UDMA 100 standard (after IBM,
Western Digital is now producing a full range of UDMA 100 hard
We added Altec Lansing speakers to the set of components we are
selling. Special promo on the ATP3 model, at 4490 BEF (instead of
4730 BEF). The ATP3 is a 3 pieces system, with a total of 7
speakers (three speakers per satellite + 1 wooden subwoofer).
3Com and US Robotics divorce (one more episode to the story ;-).
Don't expect to find a US Robotics product in stock anywhere before
some time (they will make a complete new range of products). The
availability of 3Com products is also limited.
Special topic for imaging amateurs: the freecom range of products,
consisting of an external box (can contain a CD, a hard disk, ...)
and a cable to connect the box to your PC, using USB, a PCMCIA
card, a firewire interface, ... Just name it !
The dollar exchange rate is now between 45 and 50 BEF. As a result,
some products became more expensive (HP printers, Microsoft
| Adaptec announced a complete new range of RAID adapters (2100S, 3200S, 3400S). There is no price fixed yet,
but they should be available soon.
A new range of CD-rewriters from HP.
Lower prices on CPUs.
More and more screens use a complete flat tube (Diamondtron NF or FD Trinitron)
| Intel abandonned the slot one and went back to socket-370. AMD will also make its transition from the slot A to
the socket A in the near future.
AMD is introducing its new range of CPU, the Duron. Available in approx. 1-2 weeks.
UDMA 100 (e.g. Asus A7V, IBM 75 GXP series of hard disks).
Memory prices are again raising.
| A new motherboard from Asus, the P3V4X. Similar to the Tyan offering (Trinity 400 1854S), it is also equipped
with 6 PCI, 1 ISA and 1 AGP 4x slots, UDMA 66, and a front side bus up to 133 MHz. On the 'plus' side, you also
have 4 DIMM sockets.
A new range of SCSI controllers from Adaptec. The 19160, 29160 and 29160N (named according to their
160 MB / sec bandwith) replace the older models, the 2940 and 2940U2W.
AMD first, then Intel both announced 1 GHz processors, although those chips are expected to be put in mass
production only for the next quarter.
After stopping all 512 KB cache CPUs for some time, Intel is now again producing all the different combinations
of processors: 256 / 512 K cache, slot one / socket 370, 100 / 133 MHz, making a quite impressive list of different
products. In the (very) near future, the supply of slot one processors will become scarce, and those CPUs will be
replaced by their socket 370 counterparts.
The price of memory modules came back to a very reasonable level. The price of CPUs is also coming back to
The supply of DVDs is still far too small to match the demand. This situation is expected to last until may.
| Several motherboard with a front side bus at 133 MHz. You will find in the price list motherboards from Iwill (VD133),
Tyan (Trinity 400) and Asus (P3C). The Asus P3C is based on the Intel 820 chipset, is equipped with 2 C-RIMM sockets
for up to 1 GB of memory, one AGP 4x slot, and supports - of course - UDMA 66. This card should be available in the first
half of next month. Tyan has also a very nice offering, with the Trinity 400. It has all the latest features you could wish:
FSB 133 MHz, UDMA 66, socket 370 and slot one (you can e.g. take a Celeron now, and upgrade to a PIII later on), AGP 4x and
6 PCI slots. This board is available immediately. |
Higher frequency CPUs, and lower prices. Last offerings include the PIII 733 on one side, and the K7 700, on the other. The
PIII 450 is now disappearing.
For low budget SCSI, we will from now on resell Tekram boards. As you may now, they have very good reputation, and are
supported by Linux.
The best selling hard drive currently is the IBM 13.5 GB 7200 rpm, priced at 7.000 BEF. Other 7200 rpm offerings at IBM
include models at 18, 20, and 34 GB.
Several DVD running at 10x 40x. We have currently in stock the Pioneer slot-in version.
Several new rewriters, running at 4x 8x 32x, like the Plextor 8432Ti (ATAPI !), HP 9110i (atapi), HP9210i and 9210e (scsi), ...
(Long) after Iiyama, Mitsubishi and then Sony, many other screen producers are now heading to completely flat tubes. NEC is now
offering a 17-inch 70 kHz screen at 12.190 BEF. If you were used to buy low end screens in the past, in the range of 10.000 BEF,
this could be a good opportunity to experience a much better image quality for a comparable price.
A new printer from HP, the 970cxi, with a new 2400 dpi colour system. This printer is also able to print in duplex (recto/verso),
and is especially silent (46 dB).
We are now also carrying Tyan motherboards. As you may know, there
are just 3 motherboard makers worldwide that are beta testers for Intel:
that's Intel themselves, Asus and Tyan. This gives them the opportunity
to optimize and debug their products before other manufacturers. This competitive
edge translates directly to more stable and well designed motherboards.
New graphic cards, based on the TNT2 chipset (Diamond Viper 770,
for example) or on the Matrox G400 chipset.
Two new printers from HP, the 610
and the 815.
New prices on Epson printers.
New prices on cd-rewriters, like those from Plextor and Yamaha.
Since the beginning of the year, prices on RAM modules are rapidly decreasing.
Memory specialists forecast this movement could continue for a few weeks,
but would probably change into again increasing prices before the end of the year.
| Special promotions on screens (Sony, Iiyama) & printers (HP).
We are currently hiring. See http://www.adoc-services.com/carreers.html
for more information.
We are currently contemplating the possibility to create a 0900
phone number to help you with your configuration problems, whether they
would concern components bought in our premises or to any other
reseller. Please let us know if you think this kind of service could be
useful to you...
| New, more aggressive pricing on AMD and Intel CPUs.
A complete range of new CD-RWs from HP
| For those who are interested by inkjet printers, we created a new
dedicated section, where you can find a summary of the main
characteristics of many inkjet printers, including cartridge costs and
more... Check www.adoc-services.com/Printers.shtml
one of the first DVD-RAM, from Toshiba.
a new model of ZIP drive, with higher storage capacity (250 MB).
the Pentium III, of course
New lower prices on many HP inkjet printers.
a really nice new motherboard from Intel, the Lancewood L440GX+.
Combined with the Astor chassis, it can make a perfect
departemental server. Check www.adoc-services.com/Config5.shtml
for more information, or
| A completely new range of notebooks, mounted according to your specifications: you choose a main board,
with screen and keyboard, then CPU, hard disk, memory, and it's done. Try our automated configuration tool
on the web. Numerous options will be added in the near future, so check it often...
New CD-recorders running at 8x | 20x (Plextor), and CD-RW at 4x | 4x | 16x (Yamaha).
AMD K6-2 at 380 and 400 MHz -- available soon.
New prices on Pentium-IIs and K6s.
| New prices on AMD's K6 CPUs since September, 1.
Intel will lower prices on its CPU range on September, 13. There are some indications that
it could be some significative change...
New graphic cards including both a 3D accelerator and a graphic adapter appeared
in the last days. As a result, prices for Voodoo 2 based accelerators have dropped by as much as 30%.
| Special promotions are stored in http://www.adoc-services.com/Promo.shtml .
| Intel unveils the Seattle motherboard, with the latest 440BX chipset. That new chipset brings
a new level of performance, through a front side bus now running at 100 MHz.
Those motherboards are available right now, at 8900 BEF (w/o sound) and 10300 BEF (with sound).
| Intel introduces the first 333 MHz Pentium-II, with a price tag equal to the former
price of the 300 MHz version. Consequently, the prices for the slower performing
Pentium-II chips all shift by one degree.
AMD also lowers prices on its corresponding CPUs.
| Adaptec announces the new AHA-2940U2W, the first controller to implement Ultra 2,
the latest breakthrough in SCSI technology.
This new controller is capable of burst rates up to 80 MB/sec, yet with a maximum
cable length four times as large as the maximum length for Ultra SCSI. This is made
possible by using the same differential signalling as was before used only for
It is fully backward compatible with the older SCSI standards AND allows both types
of devices to coexist on the same bus, each device running at its maximum throughput.
As of now, the price is set at 19200 BEF.
| Once again leading the way for SCSI CD-ROMs, Plextor launches the first Ultra
SCSI CD-ROM, with a throughput speed of 4800 KB/sec (i.e. 32x). The unit is
equipped with a 512KB buffer, and has an access time of 85 ms. And, of course,
it is multiread compatible.
In parallel, Plextor announces for the end of november a new SCSI CD-writer, with
a 12x read speed, and 4x in write mode. Again, the unit will be equipped with a
generous 2 MB buffer.
| The latest chipset from Intel, the 440LX, brings AGP (Accelerated Graphics
Port) and SDRAM support to the Pentium-II. The Atlanta motherboard, equipped
with that chipset, is available now.
| Due to the rapid changes in the CPU market, we find it useful to summarize
the latest developments, and give an overview of the CPU market in our
technology briefing about CPUs.
| On the day when Intel decides to lower the price on its family of x86 chips
(mainly the MMX CPUs actually), AMD announces price cuts on its range
of K6 CPUs, faithful to its promise to always sell the K6 at 25% less than
comparable chips from Intel. From around 18000 BEF at the introduction date,
5 months ago, a K6 200 now sells for slightly over 10000 BEF.
| Watch out for the reponse of Intel to the K6 of AMD and to the soon-to-be-available
M2 from Cyrix. New tremendous price cuts on all Intel CPUs are scheduled
for July 28.
| Shortly after the release of the K6, Intel introduces its latest version of the
Pentium with MMX extensions, running at 233 MHz.
| Be among the firsts to rewrite your CDs. CD Rewritable running
at 6x (read) - 2x (write) - 2x (rewrite) are priced at 22450 BEF.
Many vendors of CD readers (Plextor, Philips,...) already sell units
that are compatible with the CD-RW format.
Branded media are available for now at 990 BEF. Be sure to check
for the latest price.
| Pentium II MMX running at up to 266 MHz (SPECint95: 10.8 -
SPECfp95: 6.89) are available right now.
Intel announced that 300 MHz versions (SPECint95: 11.6 - SPECfp: 7.20)
will be available in volume quantities by Q3 this year.
400 MHz versions are rumored to be available in Q2 '98, with
MMX2, a new version of MMX that would incorporate 3D enhancements.
Basic configuration at 266 MHz(1) starting at
124500 BEF. Do not hesitate to
contact us for a quote.
| Have a look at the new price cuts on all Intel CPUs. Now
cheaper than ever before.
| Several major players in the field of hard disk drive technology are
announcing for some time that the 4 GB barrier for IDE drives is now
broken, and that the limit is now set at 6 GB.
These new hard drives are now available for shipment.
This includes Seagate, with a new drive in the series of the Medalist
Pro, featuring a series of promising characteristics - like its 5400
rpm spindle speed, MR heads and a PRML channel - (currently priced at
Quantum also announced two new offerings in the 6 GB range,
a Fireball model (comparable to Seagate's drive both in terms of price
and performance) and a BigFoot drive, more geared towards the
entry-level market with its low 15 ms access time (should be priced
below 18000 BEF).
Other competitors are sure to follow shortly.
| Plextor introduces its new high-speed SCSI CD-ROM reader, the 12/20
Plex, available in internal or external tray versions.
This new drive features a random access time of 95 ms and an impressive
transfer speed of between 1800 and 3000 KBytes/sec.
Starting at 9450 BEF.
| The long-awaited DVD are now available, both in IDE (21500 BEF) and SCSI
(22700 BEF) flavours. For the record, remember that a double sided, dual layer
DVD can store as much as 17 GB, or the equivalent of about 26 CD-ROMs.
| AMD introduces today its 6th generation processor, the K6, featuring MMX extensions,
and running at core frequencies from 166, to 200 and 233 MHz. According to early
tests, the K6 should perform approximately on par with a Pentium Pro running at
the same frequency.