Intel Pentium III Logo – The Pentium III is imagined in February 1999, x86 -compatible microprocessor from Intel , a close relative of his predecessor Pentium II . The biggest difference between the two processors is also present in the SSE -unit for fast floating point operations. In addition to the Pentium III series there is a reasonable model on the same architecture Intel Celeron (P6) for the low price segment.
The Pentium III has a permanent unique 96-bit serial number that allows it to track the Internet activities such as shopping habits, etc.,. After initial violent controversy and calls for a boycott of the serial number has been switched off by default. Shortly afterwards turned out, however, that they can be read without user consent. The successor to Intel Pentium 4 was therefore again dispense with the function .