Intel builds on the technology it developed with the Pentium II microprocessors. The Pentium III processor comes with a Synchronized Dynamic Random Access Memory (SDRAM), allowing for an extremely fast transfer of data between the microprocessor and the memory. 70 new instructions, called Streaming SIMD Extensions, enhance multimedia and 3D performance. An advanced transfer cache and system buffering are able to meet higher data bandwidth requirements.
* Dual independent bus (DIB) architecture
* 100 MHz front-side bus speed
* A multi-transaction system bus
* MMX support