Gateway Select 1000

Intel launched its 1GHz Pentium III processor just days after Advanced Micro Devices' 1GHz Athlon made its debut. The chips will be scarce at first. They're fast: an early 1GHz PIII system edges those powered by the 1GHz Athlon. AMD won the race to 1GHz; Intel wins narrowly for best performance.

Systems from vendors including Dell, Hewlett-Packard and IBM are in the wings, but none is shipping now. Australian PC World's Test Centre eagerly awaits the arrival of these systems for testing, but in the meantime thought we'd give our readers a sneak peek at Intel's latest chip, courtesy of our sister publication in the US. PC World's preliminary tests were carried out on an IBM Aptiva with the 1GHz CPU, 128MB of Rambus memory, and Windows 98 Second Edition.

The WorldBench 2000 results: the 1GHz PIII system scored 165, which is about 5 per cent faster than the best commercial 1GHz Athlon PC World has tested. The difference is slight, but Intel will claim bragging rights.

Prior to this latest release, Intel's fastest processor was 800MHz. The 1GHz Aptiva runs about 6 per cent faster than the fastest PIII-800 system that PC World has tested.

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Elias Plastiras
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Crucial Ballistix Elite 32GB Kit (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 UDIMM

Learn more >

Gadgets & Things

Lexar® Professional 1000x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards

Learn more >

Family Friendly

Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive 

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Plox Star Wars Death Star Levitating Bluetooth Speaker

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles


GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy


First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni


For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell


The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi


The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott


My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?